Under the supervision of the director of scholarly communication, facilitates engagement and interactivity within existing and developing online scholarly communities of the MLA. Uses knowledge of the profession to create content and to enhance discussion in various online forums. Encourages online member participation through outreach initiatives, and provides assistance to members in establishing and developing online communities and content. Assists the director in drafting usage policies and guidelines, and monitors user compliance. Monitors user activity, site metrics, member feedback, and other social media to inform development of new initiatives. Assists in the development of scholarly communication projects. Coordinates with editorial and marketing staff colleagues to ensure consistent association communication.
This position requires an advanced degree in language and literature study, as well as a broad knowledge of higher education and of the areas of professional interest to MLA members. The ideal candidate must have strong project management skills, excellent written communication skills, and the technical facility to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly. Experience with digital media production a plus.
About the MLA
Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.