The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for its two 2022 Communications Fellowships, each of which comes with a stipend of €500 (Euros).
Each year, Communications Fellows work with ADHO’s Communications Officer to manage ADHO’s public communications activities. The fellowship is well suited for graduate students, young scholars, and academic professionals who wish to develop a deeper knowledge of digital humanities and its global communities, contribute to an important digital humanities scholarly and professional organization, and gain professional experience in social media and communications.
In 2022, Communications Fellows will contribute to the development of a new multilingual website for ADHO; will follow and disseminate conference information; will draft and edit official ADHO announcements; and will participate in other special projects as they arise.
The communications team works remotely from their respective locations, communicating via email, online chat, video calls, and other effective means. Communications fellows must provide access to a computer and internet connection. In 2022, fellowships will begin as soon as possible after 01 January and will end on 31 December.
Roles and Responsibilities
ADHO Communications Fellows commit an average of 2-3 hours per week of work with an increase in workload leading up to and during the annual Digital Humanities conference. Fellows must arrange to be available to work either in person or remotely for 1-2 days during the conference.
- Collaborating with ADHO’s Communications Officer and other members of the Executive Board to draft and edit official ADHO communications to be published to the ADHO website and to be shared via ADHO social media accounts, relevant email lists, and in other online venues;
- With the Communications Officer, identifying and amplifying on ADHO’s website and/or social media accounts announcements from COs, SIGs, and Journals;
- With the Communications Officer, identifying information that may be of interest to the global DH community;
- With the Communications Officer, monitoring ADHO’s social media presence daily and weekly;
- With the Communications Officer and members of the MLMC, maintaining up-to-date information on ADHO’s website;
- Working with the Communications Officer and Executive Board to respond to feedback or criticism as needed;
- Attending monthly meetings with the ADHO Executive Board and Committee Chairs.
Skills and Qualifications
Required skills and qualifications include:
- excellent written communication skills in English;
- ability to work with minimal supervision;
- attention to detail;
- knowledge of and/or involvement in digital humanities communities and current discourses;
- some knowledge of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Desirable skills and qualifications include:
- experience creating and publishing content using WordPress, or another web content management system
- experience in newsletter publication and/or podcast production;
- skills in graphic design and multimedia editing;
- working knowledge of more than one language.
- In 2022, we are seeking especially applicants with experience translating written content from English into one or more languages relevant to our Constituent Organisations including but not limited to French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, and/or Mandarin Chinese.
To apply, please fill out this form. It will ask you to submit a CV or résumé; sample(s) of communications work, such as a blog post, podcast episode, newsletter, social media campaign, etc.; the names and contact information of two references; and text describing your interest in and qualifications for the position.
If you cannot access the form, please answer the questions in this PDF and submit your application as one PDF (response to questions and resumé/CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send questions to Hannah Jacobs, ADHO’s Communications Officer, at email@example.com. Applications are due by 23:59 UTC on 30 November 2022.