USSO Call for Editors



Are you a confident communicator with social media skills and an eye for a great campaign?

U.S. Studies Online is seeking a Co-Communications and Outreach Editor to join their friendly, hard-working team.

The role would be suited to a postgraduate or early career researcher working in any area of American Studies who is looking to develop their skillset and expand their professional network.

Duties include:

  • Curating and managing a campaign to promote USSO’s activity on Twitter
  • Updating branding and logos, and creating graphics when needed
  • Maintaining strong connections with institutional partners on Twitter
  • Compiling the monthly newsletter: highlighting the articles, reviews, and content produced that month
  • Publicising USSO articles and events on Twitter: scheduling tweets in alignment with the publication schedule, regularly sharing our opportunities and call for contributions, and tagging relevant accounts and hashtags to reach our intended audience
  • Managing the Twitter account: including the #WriteAmStudies hashtag, interacting with other American Studies accounts, responding to enquiries, and generally maintaining a good online presence
  • Fostering and maintaining strong professional connections with cultural partners
  • Liaising with Sam, the existing Co-Communications and Outreach Editor, on upcoming projects

This year, USSO is undergoing some key changes across its website, content and social media channels. The newly created role of Co-Communications and Outreach Editor is an excellent opportunity to design and deliver a project of your own; contribute to the future vision of USSO; and create a positive impact in the postgraduate and ECA community in American Studies.

These positions are, as with many BAAS roles, voluntary and are intended to be held for a minimum of 1 year.


Download the full application form here.

Please send your completed application form and academic CV to Sarah and Robyn at

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 28th October 2022. Interviews will be conducted the following week.

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