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Call for expressions of interest in the role of AFSS website and social media manager and content curator


The Australian Freshwater Sciences Society is seeking expressions of interest from its members to take up the role of website and social media manager and content curator.

The objective of the AFSS is to advance freshwater science and its understanding through fostering the interdisciplinary exchange of scientific information among its membership, as well as more broadly to other professional societies, agencies, government and the general public

The AFSS website and the society’s presence on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter play an important role in achieving this objective. Importantly, for the website to be most effective requires not only that it is set up in a user friendly, informative and engaging way, but also that the content of the website is updated regularly and that this content is also appropriate, informative and engaging.

The role

The AFSS website and social media manager and content curator would, in consultation with the executive, be responsible for:

  • Updating and maintaining the AFSS website and facebook account (adding content and links, ensuring existing content and links are active)
  • Managing the AFSS twitter account (@AustSocLimnol) on behalf of the society
  • Ensuring that content aligns with our objectives, is appropriate for the society and is in accord with general web and social media etiquette

It is also expected that the manager would contribute to the development of general social media strategy and to focussed campaigns for the society in relation to, for example increasing membership, conference attendance and member engagement

The web manager and curator would automatically be included on the AFSS executive


As for other roles on the AFSS executive the role of web manager and curator is not remunerated. However, in acknowledgement of the expected time commitment required to be effective in the role, the web manager and curator will receive full AFSS membership and conference registration during each year that they are in the position.

Appointment and tenure

The web manager and curator would be appointed by the AFSS executive for a 12 month term and would be free to continue in the role for subsequent years, subject to the approval of the executive.




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