Social Media Editor at Business History

Business History

Applications are invited for one Social Media Editor to join the Editorial Team for Busines History

The positions are for terms of three years starting in January 2022, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at Routledge’s discretion.

About the Journal

Business History is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. Its primary purpose is to make available the findings of advanced research, empirical and conceptual, into matters of global significance, such as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture.

The Journal has won a reputation for academic excellence and has a wide readership amongst management specialists, economists and other social scientists and economic, social, labour and business historians.

Business History: The emerging agenda

The core strategy of Business History is to promote business history as a sui generis scholarly discipline, engaging on an equal footing with mainstream history and the wider social sciences. To achieve this, the Journal will continue to be international, comparative, thematic and theoretically informed. In the post-Chandler world, the agenda for business history is to extend its scale and scope specifically to:

  • widen its international scope: business activities in underrepresented regions, for example Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • go back beyond the 19th and 20th centuries to include ancient, medieval and early modern eras
  • inform the policy agenda; historical examples of regulatory success and failure, nationalisations and privatisations
  • engage with the business and management agendas; entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, corporate governance
  • theoretical development; independent theory or theories of business history

All research articles in this journal are rigorously peer reviewed, based on initial editor screening and anonymized reviewing by at least two referees.

The Journal is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus and numerous business journal quality lists, such as the CABS and ABDC lists. Please visit for additional information about the Journal and Publisher.

Job Description

The journal Business History is looking to build on its recent promotion to a 4 -ranked journal on the 2021 Academic Journal Guide, published by Chartered Association of Business Schools. We wish to appoint a Social Media Editor to promote the journal and its publications on relevant social media. Key tasks include: developing a social media strategy; implementing campaigns and regular updates on relevant social media platforms; reporting back to the editorial team on the effectiveness of these campaigns and regular postings; advising the editorial team on best practice and new approaches to developing the journal’s social media presence. The Social Media Editor will be part of the editorial team of the journal and will be expected to attend the editorial team meetings.


  • Designing social media marketing strategies and campaigns and develop a social medial plan.
  • Reviewing and interpreting social analytics to measure and guide the effectiveness of marketing strategies.
  • Generating analytic reports and social media feedback for presentation and review for editorial team meetings.
  • Set up and monitor social media accounts on key platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, ResearchGate)
  • Solicit content from authors, editorial team members, and editorial board members to be posted and prepare suitable content for posts.
  • Liaise with authors to promote content and other social media-friendly formats (e.g., video abstracts, visual abstracts) that can be distributed online.

Application process:

Please send a letter outlining your motivation, qualifications, and preliminary plans together with your CV to by 1 December 2021.

The editorial team will review all applications and will be in touch about the outcome of your application, and next steps, in due course.

The journal will offer a small honorarium to the successful candidate.

Applicants should be actively involved in networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the positions include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, an understanding of research and publishing ethics, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with Editorial Team members and a major publisher.

Application Procedure

Applications must include a letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Co-Editor as part of an Editorial Team for Business History, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of 1 side of A4). CVs should also be submitted.

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact:

Anyone who wishes to discuss this position informally with the Editors-in-Chief are welcome to contact Neil Rollings or Stephanie Decker at the email addresses given above.

The deadline for applications is Monday 1 December 2021.

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage may be invited for an interview with the Executive Editors and Routledge, over video link.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.