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Could you be our new Social Media Officer?

3rd December 2018

Social Media Officer (Voluntary)

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm Thursday 3 January

NHSN aims to connect as many people as possible with nature in the North East. Simply put, we encourage individuals to study, appreciate and enjoy wildlife and wild spaces. We are looking for someone to join us as part of our ‘Towards 2029’ project and work alongside NHSN staff to plan and deliver exciting natural history content across our existing social media channels.

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside one of the UK’s longest standing natural history societies and help us produce engaging content as we head towards our 200th birthday. This role should require no more than 5 hours of commitment per week and is fully flexible, able to be carried out from home, or from the NHSN office in the Great North Museum: Hancock. Content can also be published directly, or scheduled using Buffer to cover a set amount of time.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A sound knowledge of the natural world
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • A proven written communicator
  • A flair for creativity
  • Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Strong IT skills
  • Self-motivation
  • A firm grasp of the type of content that appeals to different audiences

What’s in it for you?

  • Build on existing skills and gain further experience is social media curation
  • An excellent opportunity to play a role in inspiring others about nature, natural history, conservation and local wildlife
  • Support and guidance from NHSN staff
  • A chance to add a personal touch to NHSN communications and input further ideas for development
  • Enhanced CV by volunteering with a well-known and exciting conservation organisation
  • The opportunity to attend, and report from, NHSN events free of charge
  • The chance to get involved in other aspects of nature communications of interest to you, personally. I.e. editing, copywriting.

For those taking part in our Student Naturalist Award Scheme, this role will also count towards the achievement of each tier.

Should this role interest you, please email a CV and short introductory email (no need for a cover letter) to james.common@newcastle.ac.uk. A drop-in session will be held on Wednesday 09 January to allow candidates to meet NHSN staff.