Social Media Communications Assistant

The Society for Affective Science (SAS) is seeking to recruit an individual to work part-time on an hourly basis to assist with showcasing SAS announcements and supporting the work of the SAS Social Media Committee.

Anticipated workload for SAS 2024 conference cycle:

November 27, 2023 – January 28, 2024 and March 4 – 10, 2024: up to 6 hrs/wk
January 29 – February 18, 2024: up to 10 hrs/wk
February 19 – March 3, 2024: up to 20 hrs/wk

Preference will be given to SAS Trainee Members, particularly graduate students or postdoctoral scholars, although others are eligible to apply. SAS is dedicated to supporting and fostering basic and translational research in the variety of fields that study affect, broadly defined. With this goal in mind, the Social Media Communications Assistant with help design original visual and written affect science-related content for distribution through the SAS social media outlets and will also ensure that relevant content posted to the social media platforms is also represented on the SAS website. The purpose of this position is to provide public-facing information related to SAS and to cultivate and strengthen our SAS membership base. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and previous experience with psychological science communication; affect science research methods; web/social media content creation and posting; tracking social media usage; and copy editing. The Social Media Communications Assistant will be expected to work closely with the SAS Social Media Committee and Membership & Outreach Committee, and will be available to work year-round, with the greatest frequency of posts occurring during the months when announcements about the annual meeting are most frequent. Applications will be accepted immediately. Applications should include the following: (i) a copy of your CV or resume, (ii) a brief 1-page statement of interest describing how your background and qualifications make you well-suited to this position, and your proposed hourly rate, and (iii) samples of your written and graphic work.

The Society for Affective Science is committed to promoting inclusion and diversity throughout its membership. We believe that these principles are essential to the Society’s overall mission of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple fields of research, as well as different backgrounds and stages of professional development. We are dedicated to the following values: (i) Maintaining a welcoming environment for all members of the Society; (ii) Leading and supporting initiatives that are dedicated to improving the representation of groups typically underrepresented in science; (iii) Promoting policies and practices within the Society that are consistent with these values. With these values in mind, we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, including those traditionally underrepresented in science.

Please respond to by November 20th, 2023.

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