Fancy a p/t job as Web Manager for History Workshop Online?

A friend sent this to me, as it fits my skillset, but I’m already over-subscribed with work for next year, but keen to see someone who’ll be good at this take post!


History Workshop Online: Web Manager

The editors of History Workshop Journal are looking for a part-time web manager and administrator to help establish and run a new website, History Workshop Online<>. This WordPress website is intended to reach beyond an academic audience and to be both a discussion forum and a resource for radical historians and for those interested in the interplay between past and present. The job involves an average of six hours work a week at an hourly rate of £16.50.

The post-holder will:

  • assist editors in commissioning material for the website and sub-edit contributions for publication
  • post material on the website, including picture research and layout
  • ensure the website is refreshed regularly, with the best use of images and design
  • maintain the noticeboard and forthcoming events sections of the site
  • ensure that the website is compliant with copyright, legal and other requirements
  • generate traffic to the site through search engine optimisation, posting of links on other relevant sites, and arranging mutual click throughs with other appropriate sites
  • use social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to promote the site
  • organise and attend meetings of the web committee (roughly every six weeks)
  • attend general meetings of the editorial collective (roughly every six months) and  prepare for these a brief report on the progress of the site
  • liaise with the web designer as appropriate
  • seek approval and account for any expenditure required for the upkeep and improvement of the site

We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience in website management and administration
  • can work independently
  • has good IT and design skills
  • has an interest in history
  • can attend evening and occasional weekend meetings, usually in London
  • has good oral and written communication skills
  • is very organised

To apply for the post please send your CV with a covering letter, plus links to any websites on which you have worked, to The deadline for applications isJune 10th.

For further information about this post, email Barbara Taylor on


By Second World War Posters

Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.

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