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Wanted: Volunteer Digital Communications Officer and digital communications support volunteers

posted 10 Mar 2013, 15:50 by CBA Yorkshire   [ updated 9 Jan 2014, 13:50 by Paul Brayford ]
We are seeking a voluntary (unpaid) Digital Communications Officer (DCO) to manage our digital presence including our website, social media presence (Twitter, Facebook page and others) and our email communications. We are also seeking digital communications support volunteers to help the DCO.

Initially, the Digital Communications Officer will be co-opted on to the cBA Yorkshire management committee and will have an advisory role. Once formally elected at the next AGM, they would have have full voting membership of the committee.

Candiddates for the Digital Communications Officer should be either an individual member of CBA Yorkshire or a member of an affiliated institution. They will have an interest in the archaeology and built heritage of Yorkshire. Preferably, the DCO will have experience of managing a website and/or social media presence.

The DCO will have oversight of our website at www.cba-yorkshire.org.uk, our Twitter account at www.twitter.com/yorksarch, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/yorksarch, our email lists and various other social media presence.

We anticipate that the DCO could lead a small team of volunteers to spread the workload, for instance each taking responsibility for curating one part of our digital communications by either technology or topic.

We hope to refresh our various digital presences so that we have a co-ordinated approach and consistent visual presentation that aligns with our other media, such as the printed journal, Forum, and other members of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) family. Some support is available from the national CBA team and an option would be to use the content management system and templates they have developed.

We wish to re-develop our mailing list using a service such as Mailchimp, to improve the quality of member communications. About half our membership currently has valid email addresses.

The CBA Yorkshire management committee meets four times a year in York. 

We anticpate that carrying out this role will provide a good opportunity for someone wishing to develop their digiatl communications expertise and get involved in promoting Yorkshire's heritage.

If you are interested in the role of DCO or simply volunteering to help us out please send us an email to web@cba-yorkshire.org.uk telling us about yourself and what you can do for us (tell us if you are a current member or are a member of an affiliated institution).
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