Conservation Biology Seeks Social Media Volunteer

SCB's flagship journal seeks a volunteer social media editor to promote the journal and the science it publishes to the conservation community and the general public. 

The position works primarily with with the journal's twitter account @ConBiology and woud suit an advanced graduate student or early career professional interested in conservation’s cutting edge, science communication, social media, and getting to know the editorial process at a top journal.

If this sounds interesting to you, please submit a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the position, a CV (not to exceed 2 pages), and links to relevant social media accounts to SCB Marketing Manager Sarah Weber

Application materials are due 13 May

Roles / Responsibilities (3 hours a week maximum)

  • Draft and schedule social media posts on Conservation Biology Twitter and its Facebook page (using Hootsuite, TweetDeck or other scheduling platform).
  • Engage (like, retweet and respond) with users
  • Track media coverage through Google Alerts or other system
  • Monitor inappropriate content and/or engagement. Report questionable content to SCB Executive Office membership and marketing staff
  • Work with Conservation Biology Senior Editor Ellen Main and other journal staff on social media strategy and engagement
  • Monitor and record social media growth and engagement through Facebook and Twitter analytics.
  • Report on analytics for Conservation Biology and SCB annual reports and strategy.
  • Collaborate with Conservation Biology Senior Editor Ellen Main and other editors as needed


  • Membership to SCB
  • Subscription (online) to Conservation Biology
  • Name and position on inside front cover of the journal

The volunteer social media editor serves in the postion for one year, including a three-month probationary period. After one year, the position may be extended for an additional year.