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Social Media Manager for Useful Science

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Social Media Manager for Useful Science

Useful Science (usefulscience.org) is a website that condenses scientific articles that are useful to everyday life into bite-sized summaries. We are currently seeking a Social Media Manager to manage our Twitter (@usefulsci), Facebook (facebook.com/usefulsci), and Instagram (@usefulscience) feeds, which are read by our audience of over 20,000 subscribers. As we are a team of volunteers located all over the world, this position can be done remotely and is a flexible knowledge translation and public outreach opportunity. The ideal contributor would be a science undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate looking for experience in science writing and communication.


Examples of our summaries:

  • “For doctors who prescribed more antibiotics than their peers, informing them of this fact led to reductions in their antibiotic prescriptions over a 6-month period.” The Lancet
  • “Retailers that gave shoppers more time to return their purchases had a reduction in the total number of returns.” Journal of Retailing
  • “Differences in vocabulary development between children of high and low socioeconomic status are apparent as early as 18 months of age, but may be improved through a stimulating home language environment.” Developmental Science


Specific responsibilities for the role of Social Media Manager include:

  • Oversee the Useful Science Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds
  • Work with Useful Science graphic designers and video editors to publish a variety of content
  • Set and maintain brand “voice”
  • Keep track of social media analytics on a monthly basis
  • Keep content visually consistent across platforms
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings every 6 weeks
  • Estimated commitment per week: 2-5 hours


The Social Media Manager will work together with the Board of Directors to contribute to the day-to-day operations and long-term vision of Useful Science. This role will be highly autonomous with a large degree of creative freedom and flexibility.


Useful Science is comprised of individuals who are passionate about sharing science that can improve the lives of others. If this is you too, we need you to help us promote our mission!


We believe that leaving diverse voices out of the scientific discourse disproportionately harms the most marginalized people in society, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people. As such, we strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as a member of a marginalized community.


To find out more or to apply, send an email with a few lines about yourself and a CV to hello@usefulscience.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Useful Science (usefulscience.org) is a website that condenses scientific articles that are useful to everyday life into bite-sized summaries. We are currently seeking a Social Media Manager to manage our Twitter (@usefulsci), Facebook…

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