I have been planning to recruit for the Kingdom Social Media Team for some time now, but until recently I had not determined exactly what it is that I was looking for at this stage in our development. Today I want to advertise the following positions.
Photographers – The best way to advertise what we do is to show what we do. We are looking for individuals to take photographs at events in as unobtrusive and courteous a manner possible. If you are a photographer already, consider joining the team. Commitment: Freelance.
Researchers (Events) – Often our events have themes. As an educational organization, an excellent way to advertise for events is to educate about the theme of the event. For an example, see our current series on the Romani and on Vikings beginning today. Ideally I would like to have 5-7 people on this, each taking on an event upcoming in the next 5 weeks in Atlantia. Commitment: 3-5 posts per week.
Graphic Designers – We’ve gotten some good mileage off of graphics as well as photographs. Graphic designers are sought to create graphics or manipulate photographs to produce shareable content as well as banners and backgrounds for our three primary outlets. Two examples (from our Twitter page): Her Majesty’s Message (Graphic) | Pennsic Is Coming (Photo). Commitment: Freelance.
Local Social Media Deputies – Several of our local groups already have social media outlets. I’d like to see more groups using social media effectively. The temptation to create a presence for the sake of having a presence is strong, but my goal is to utilize our resources effectively to create interest in our local groups, the Kingdom, and the SCA as a whole. Over time, I hope to transition to being more of a facilitator for our social media presences at both local and Kingdom levels. Commitment: so much rewarding time.
Other opportunities will open as time progresses, especially if we are able to find an ideal layout for the Kingdom website that serves both its current static functions while providing dynamic (blog) content. At that time, I will begin looking for researchers to provide their own content.
If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact me at socialmedia at atlantia dot sca dot org. For the freelance roles, feel free to submit your content with your SCA and modern names so that we may give proper attribution.