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BSA Web Editor (paid, part time)

The British Society of Aesthetics seeks to appoint a paid, part-time Editor (up to 60 hours per annum) for its website and social media.

Duties of Post
The Editor will be responsible for editing and maintaining website content, making sure all pages are relevant, accurate, up-to-date, appropriate for the target audience and easily accessible to users. This will include updating pages to include new events, relevant activities, journals, and so on, as well as maintaining and generating content to include writing copy and researching news items and events of interest to the aesthetics community.

The Editor must be able to respond promptly to requests from the BSA Manager and Trustees Committee members to create new content and edit existing pages. The post-holder will liaise with the wider aesthetics community wishing to advertise calls for papers, journals and events, proof-reading and editing any adverts so that they are consistent with the style of the website.

Occasional assistance with the content management of the recently-launched Debates in Aesthetics website may also be required.

In addition, the Editor will maintain an active social media presence for the BSA via its Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Terms of appointment
The post reports to the BSA Manager and receives technical guidance from the Website Manager. The post will be paid at £16 per hour for up to 60 hours per annum, as required. The appointment is for one year in the first instance, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Person specification
Applicants will be expected to be UK-based postgraduates working in aesthetics. No equipment is required other than internet access to carry out the role from home or university. The ideal candidate will have:

– an understanding of how to edit and maintain websites, including use of WordPress themes
– experience of copywriting, editing and proof-reading
– excellent attention to detail
– an understanding of best practice for the web (usability, access, SEO)
– an appreciation of the style of the website
– good communication skills
– experience of maintaining an active Facebook account and Twitter feed

Application procedure and interviews
To apply, send us your CV to include the names of two referees and examples of relevant work, and a covering letter setting out your own view of your suitability and qualifications for the role. Short-listed candidates may be required to attend interview.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018.

Please send your application by email to the Society’s Manager, Caroline Auty: admin@british-aesthetics.org