Post title: Journal of Information Literacy - Digital Communications Officer To apply:  Please send a statement of interest/qualifications of no more than 500 words and a CV to by 31 January, 2022. Main role / purpose

The post holder will be responsible for planning, coordinating and measuring the online presence – particularly social media activities – of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL). They will need to work closely with the Editor and Managing Editor of JIL and the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Marketing and Communications Officer to coordinate activities. Given the need to work with these three individuals, the applicant should be based in the UK and be available to attend twice yearly editorial board meetings.

JIL is an international, peer-reviewed, open access academic journal that aims to investigate information literacy (IL) within a wide range of settings. JIL is the journal of the CILIP Information Literacy group.

Key responsibilities
  1. Developing a social media strategy for JIL, determining which tools are most appropriate and how they will be used and measured.
  2. Setting up and maintaining accounts for digital tools where appropriate.
  3. Writing, editing and producing content for JIL social media channels and other online marketing spaces (emails, website).
  4. Working with the editorial board, the operations team and the IL Group to ensure content is scheduled appropriately.
  5. Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of our digital activity, using analytics tools as appropriate. Writing summary reports of our digital activity for twice/year board meetings.
  6. Coordinating any printed publicity material in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Marketing and Communications Officer.
  7. Attending meetings of the Operational Team and the Editorial Board, and contributing to the overall planning of JIL.
Knowledge & Experience

The post holder will have an interest in digital media and communications as well as experience in evaluating and using social media tools (including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and online analytics tools. Ideally, the post holder will have experience in using social media in an academic or a library setting, as well as running digital campaigns.

Time Commitment

One to two hours per week (volunteer).

Person Specification (qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience)
  • Desirable: Experience of working in a library or related service area
  • Essential: Be able to demonstrate an awareness of / interest in current information literacy issues
  • Essential: Use of social media tools in a professional manner
  • Essential: Use of web/social media analytics tools
  • Essential: Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Desirable: Developing marketing and / or communications strategies