ATTW’s Executive Committee requests applications for ATTW’s Information Officer and Communications Team, which should consist of Website Editor(s) and a Social Media Coordinator, to begin May 15, 2019.
ATTW’s Information Officer and Communications Team will assist ATTW by guiding our use of networked resources to enable the continued growth and development of the organization. The technical and creative work required in the position also offers opportunities for, and may contribute to, the applicant’s digital research agenda.
Parties interested should send the following by April 15, 2019 to Michelle Eble at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- letter of application responding to the needs noted in the
- vita, and
- a letter of support from the applicant’s administration
(department chair and/or dean); release time and graduate student
assistance is welcome but not required. (ATTW will provide up to $3,000 for
graduate students per year, if needed).
The ATTW Information Officer/Website Editor will have the following duties:
Officer/Website Editor will serve as a leader in the ATTW
organization and will have the opportunity to shape the direction of
ATTW by leveraging internet technologies. This officer should
understand new trends and possibilities on the internet and make
recommendations to the Executive Committee to guide the organization’s
decisions about its web and social media presence. The Executive Committee
is committed to providing feedback and support for the work of this officer and
welcomes the active development of new content strategy. The office should
work with their team members to implement strategies and solutions and foster collaborations
that take advantage of what current technologies have to offer. In the recent
past, these have included making new services available to our members via
social networking, collaborative authorship with open source projects, and
integration of web services through APIs. Developments that coincide with the editor’s
personal research agenda are particularly encouraged.
- Develop and expand site content as needed. Work with ATTW
committee chairs and the executive committee (including book series and journal
editors) to update content. Update functional aspects of the site as needed or
as upgrades become available.
- Assist ATTW in using its website and social media to better
engage members, enhance participation, and grow the organization’s value as a
professional resource. Recommend and implement new ways to enable interaction
on the website and find ways to expand existing means of interaction.
- Maintain critical functions on the ATTW website. These include,
especially, Bulletin/Blog, TCQ, ATTW
Book Series, and Conference pages. These also include “commercial”
aspects of the site, such as interactions that facilitate conference proposal
and review, registration, and payment. These functions involve the ability to
work with external partners and vendors to facilitate usable and useful
experiences for our members.
- Maintain site integrity and security. This includes keeping all
the software and plugins for a given web CMS platform current, updating all
critical security patches, etc.
- Collaborate with the conference program chair(s), conference
coordinator, and ATTW’s secretary and treasurer to coordinate the proposal
submission system, registration system, conference web pages and other
materials as outlined in the conference planning calendar.
- Serve on the ATTW Executive Committee and report to the
Executive Committee on a regular basis regarding website maintenance and
status. A brief progress report should be sent to the Executive Committee
- Collaborate with other ATTW entities and work with them to
develop website content and functionalities that meet their needs.
- Collaborate with the Bulletin/Blog, TCQ, and ATTW Book Series editors to meet their needs. Help them to
improve existing features and develop new features of the publications.
with the ATTW treasurer and other officers, as needed, on development of
registration and membership aspects of the site and on any other issues
involving payment or articulation with Taylor & Francis.
Find and implement ways to use the website as a marketing and promotional tool for the organization.
Administer the ATTW-L and ExComm-L listservs and ATTW email account.
Social Media Liaison
- Work with social media coordinator(s) of ATTW social network sites.
- Work to develop collaboration with non-ATTW social media and web-based endeavors relevant to ATTW members.
web editor should have the following qualifications:
knowledge of current web authoring technologies including html and CSS.
of current web design standards, including web accessibility.
of user experience (UX) quality standards and best practices.
Knowledge of Software
knowledge of and experience with relevant content management systems. The web
editor is expected to be proficient in WordPress.
and willingness to critically evaluate software, vendor services, and platforms
and to make changes when needed.
Familiarity with the ATTW
member of ATTW in good standing and be familiar with the organization and its
The ATTW web editor
should meet the following parameters and expectations:
editor position is a 2-year term with opportunity for renewal.
the organization’s journal editor, the web editor is expected to be the primary
person fulfilling the duties listed above. Qualified graduate and undergraduate
students may assist in technical duties that do not include access to any
personal information about members, such as conference proposal reviews and
financial records, or proprietary financial information about the organization;
however, the web editor should provide oversight and assume responsibility for
any student-completed tasks. Accountability will rest with the web editor.
The ATTW Social Media Coordinator will have
the following duties:
- Manage social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and other
sites as needed
- Respond to queries on these sites
- Schedule regular announcements and updates to run on these
- Keep data on reach & engagement (e.g., Facebook likes,
reach for posts, etc.)
- Select social media curators to tweet and post about the
- Promote engagement on Twitter and other sites before,
during, and after the conference (e.g., ask participants to use the #attwcon
- Work closely with the Web Editor to effectively advertise
- Share other resources relevant to membership (e.g., CFPs,
news stories, etc.)
- Archive conference tweets using the #attwcon hashtag (using
Hawksey or another service)
- Maintain security of accounts through selecting and managing