Job Openings at the AHA

Associate Editor, Web Content and Social Media


The Associate Editor, Web Content and Social Media is responsible for the day-to-day management of the American Historical Association’s website and social media presence. The Associate Editor’s work is central to the organization’s efforts to recruit and serve members, facilitate communication among its various constituencies, and advocate for the discipline of history. The Associate Editor will report to the AHA’s Director of Scholarly Communications and Digital Initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions May Include

  • Plan, develop, edit, and publish high quality web resources for and outgoing social media content across the AHA’s multiple channels.
  • Coordinate marketing efforts and messaging about AHA activities with the marketing manager across social media, website, print, and e-mail promotional materials.
  • Collaborate with AHA staff, Council, and others to identify areas for development and improvement of
  • Work with out-of-house developers and designers to advance web initiatives.
  • Monitor the web for communication directed at the Association or about the AHA and related activities and issues.
  • Work with the editors of Perspectives on History to oversee the online publication of the magazine.
  • Collect data on web and social media performance and produce reports for staff and Council. Use Google Analytics data to identify areas for improvement and inform web, social media, and marketing strategies.
  • Maintain knowledge of developments in social media, web technologies, and platforms to ensure that the AHA remains current, and provide technical assistance on digital initiatives as needed.
  • Attend the AHA annual meeting and perform tasks as requested (travel will be required).

Application Instructions

Candidate must have legal right to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The position is available from January 15, 2018. For information on qualifications and application instructions, see the full posting on Interfolio.