Call for Applications: Communications Fellows for the K-SAA, 2021/22

The K-SAA is inviting applications for three fellowships. The fellowships are: two Communications Fellows and one Keats-Shelley Journal+ Fellow (details here).

These fellows will be in post for a period of one year, beginning August 1 2021.

To apply: please send an academic CV and personal statement (1 page) explaining why you are best placed to undertake the duties below to mercera1@cardiff.ac.uk by July 1 2021. Please indicate in your application which fellowship you wish to apply for.

Fellows will be awarded an honorarium for their time of $1,000 USD. Working hours and tasks will be flexible in order to ensure a balance alongside other work commitments.

Applicants should be a postgraduate or early-career researcher, have a strong interest in Romantic literature, and should have previously used social media for academic/professional purposes. They will be able to demonstrate their ability to write and edit academic blog content similar to what is currently presented on the K-SAA Blog. Experience using WordPress and editing websites is desirable. We’d especially like to hear from applicants who have ideas about how expand our community on Twitter and Facebook. This is a highly collaborative post and you will also work closely with the other fellows as well as the Director of Communications to engage new audiences and present innovative content.

Communications Fellowships x 2


Fellows will assist the Director of Communications and the K-SAA Secretary in engaging with, and creating content for, academic and non-academic communities interested in the Romantic period – especially those interested in the second generation of Romantic authors. This content will appear on the K-SAA Blog and social media.

Keats-Shelley Journal+ Fellowship x 1


This fellow will also serve as liaison between the KSJ Editorial Team and K-SAA Comms Team. The position will help produce content for the journal’s online presence, including KSJ+, a platform that will supplement and highlight features from the journal’s print version.

Duties may include:

– To create engaging and informative online content designed to promote the understanding and celebration of the lives and works of the Keats-Shelley circles, most broadly understood. Fellows will be knowledgeable and passionate about the Romantic period, especially the second generation of Romantic writers
– To set up regular appropriate content for the Twitter and Facebook feeds, applying relevant experience of using social media for professional purposes
– To respond to enquiries on social media
– To use WordPress to publish and edit blog posts for the K-SAA Blog
– To design and curate these blog posts, including soliciting authors from the academic and non-academic communities and other interested parties
– To develop the success of the above initiatives and to research further potential developments, and be willing to work independently and to maintain professional communications at all times
– To attend regular online meetings with the Director of Communications Anna Mercer and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues to share ideas and modify technique(s) accordingly
– To learn and develop individual knowledge of the K-SAA and to create content that supports the association’s aims.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Anna Mercer (mercera1@cardiff.ac.uk). Please do get in touch if you have a question!

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