Working in collaboration with members of the Think. Check. Submit. (TCS) Committee (www.thinkechecksubmit.org ), this part-time, flexible, freelance role involves communicating key messages and news relating to the campaign. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications., helping to strengthen the TCS brand, and building on previous work to raise awareness within the research and library community. It also involves maintaining the TCS website, social media and communication channels, and ensuring the initiative maintains momentum through regular meetings and updates with Committee members. We estimate you will be working an average of 10 hours per month. You will invoice TCS on a monthly basis.
The job can be based anywhere in the world, but you would need to be on hand to liaise with a committee based in the UK/mainland Europe so flexibility over working hours will be important.
Knowledge of the issues around predatory publishing is desirable, but not essential.
Essential requirements include:
Social media: you need to be organised and pro-active and show a good track record of using social media appropriately in representing an “organisational voice”
Writing skills: Good writing and editing skills, and the experience of researching topics and issues – attention to detail is essential. Effective reporting skills are required.
Technical: The ability to update and edit our website, currently built on WordPress
General: you would be expected to arrange, attend and take minutes of Committee meetings which are currently held virtually during UK working hours. You will also need to actively follow up on action points to ensure everyone delivers.
The deadline for applications is 4th June 2021.