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



Vacancy for a Web Project Manager at Rechord, Harrow

Do you like organising things and people? If so, this might just get your heart racing.

We have the sort of vacancy that doesn’t come up very often. You’ll know you’re THE ONE for this job when you read these points and get a spooky feeling that they were written about you:

  • You like collecting lists of things to do (even though they might be given in an irritatingly haphazard manner) and organising them into do-able form, then making sure they get done on time. You might even be a fan of David Allen…
  • You relish the thought of playing around with Facebook and calling it work
  • Technical terms like SOAP, MySQL, XML and AJAX don’t phase you in the slightest. You might even have tinkered with some code
  • You’re a contemplative sort, but you’re still passionate about getting to know people and figuring out what makes them tick
  • Learning things energises you – you’re like a sponge for soaking up and assimilating new information. You’re able to retrieve it quickly while in the middle of something else
  • Sometimes people tell you “Oh, thank you for doing that, I hadn’t even thought about asking you”
  • Tactful and charming, you could even persuade a leopard to swap clothes with a zebra
  • You could spot a missing detail from 50,000 feet.

We imagine, design and build exciting web stuff for international charities and big UK names. We run seminars and get invited to speak at conferences. We win awards for things that we build and get interviewed in the national and international press. Our work has even featured the Prime Minister.

We are open-minded about who our newest team member might be. You’ll need to be available in the next 4 weeks though; preferably sooner, because you’ll be spending a week learning hundreds of strange things about your new job, like why there is a gaffer-tape donkey hovering above our studio.

If you’d like to apply, please send an email with your CV attached to listing two references by the 9th February 2010.

In your email, please explain what made you think that you’re THE ONE, and tell us what your favourite sort of biscuit is. You’re welcome to ask questions too.