Call for Web Team All welcome at an informal first meeting on October 30

EDIT – the open web meeting described below has now passed, but please get in touch in any case if you would be interested in getting involved with the website.

We’re building a team to run and maintain this website, alongside our two Web Editors. If you’re interested in the roles below, or in contributing to the website more generally, we invite you to our first meeting! Come to say hello, to ask us any questions, and to pitch content ideas of your own and/or of others. There will be snacks and drinks, and likely a post-meeting excursion to a bar.

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October 30

P.C. Hoofthuis, University of Amsterdam (room 4.40)

If you’re interested in getting involved longer-term, read over the roles described below and send an email to [email protected] with a few words of motivation, and/or come speak to us at the meeting.

Web Team

We’re looking for a small team of people to become the eyes and ears of our website. Web team members will be individually responsible for sourcing and editing content. This will involve asking around for original work, but also scouring the breadth of humanities courses in the UvA and beyond to look for interesting projects that could be developed as web content. Team members will then communicate with prospective writers and content creators to agree on the terms of the submission, and edit the work. They’ll also be encouraged to attend events relevant to cultural analysis and contribute reports and/or interviews with speakers to the website. There will also be opportunities to brainstorm and develop more complex and collaborative features for the website alongside the web editors and the rest of the team at monthly informal meetings.

Web Developer / Administrator

Experienced in building and maintaining websites? Handy with code and WordPress’s back-end? We’re looking for someone to be responsible for maintaining the technical aspects of the Soapbox website – thinking web security, SEO and optimising navigational and design aspects of the website. In the long-term, this might optionally also involve makeovers to the website’s design, but short-term responsibilities would be more general, working alongside the Web Editors and Web Team – helping to develop more technically complex features, and in general to make our content as user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing as possible.