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Dear AFEE Colleagues,

On behalf of the AFEE Committee on Publications and Electronic Media, I
write to solicit applications for two new AFEE positions: the AFEE Web
Content Editor and the AFEE Social Media Coordinator. Each of these
positions comes with a $2000 stipend.

Applications should include: (1) a detailed letter of interest describing
the candidate's background, vision and priorities relative to the position,
(2) a vita, and (3) two letters of recommendation. Applicants should be a
member in good standing with AFEE. Applications should be sent to Eric
Hake, AFEE Secretary/Treasurer, at [log in to unmask]

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017. We hope to make
appointments to these positions by the end of October so that the work on
augmenting AFEE's web and social media presence can begin immediately.
Please send any questions to me at [log in to unmask]

Warm regards,

Geoff Schneider, AFEE President


*AFEE Web Content Editor Position Description*

The AFEE Web Content Editor (WCE) is responsible for maintaining, updating
and generating content for the AFEE web site. The WCE will work with a
professional web designer on the AFEEsite. The WCE is selected by and
reports directly to the Committee on Publications. In exchange for
completion of the duties, the AFEE WCE will receive a $2000 per year
stipend. The WCE serves a 3-year term, which can be renewed at the request
of the WCE by the Committee on Publications.

*Duties: Maintaining, updating and generating content for the AFEE web
page. *The WCE has primary responsibility for the content of the AFEE web
site. The WCE works with various association officials to keep the site up
to date. The WCE will work with the AFEE Social Media Coordinator to
integrate social media materials into the web site. The WCE will also
collaborate with the Secretary-Treasurer to update AFEE business content on
the AFEE web page. The WCE is also responsible for organizing and
generating web content.

One of major duties of the WCE is to maintain and augment the existing
collection of online books and articles on institutionalism. The AFEE web
site should function as a resource for scholarship on institutional
economics. Thus, the WCE should work to make the AFEE site a repository of
classic and modern institutionalist scholarship. This should include
efforts to make classic works of institutionalist scholarship available (in
a printable, citable format), and to offer working papers and selected
contemporary articles from the *Journal of Economic Issues* and other
sources. These materials should be tagged carefully and presented in a way
as to make them easily searchable.

In addition, the WCE should work to make the AFEE web site a repository for
materials on teaching institutionalism. This should include soliciting and
posting current syllabi, and gathering materials that could be used for
teaching classes from an institutionalist perspective.

*Association Duties. *The Web Content Editor will make an annual report to
the AFEE Board on the association’s web site, including annual costs and a
description of major changes. Ideally that report should be made available
by December 1st so that board members have enough time to read the report
prior to the January board meeting.  The web editor also serves as a member
of the AFEE Committee on Publications and Social Media.



*AFEE Social Media Coordinator Position Description*

The AFEE Social Media Coordinator (SMC) is responsible for creating,
maintaining and augmenting social media resources for AFEE. These include
maintaining an AFEE blog and twitter feed, the AFEE Facebook page, and the
AFEEmail email discussion list. The SMC is selected by and reports directly
to the Committee on Publications. In exchange for completion of the duties,
theAFEE SMC will receive a $2000 per year stipend. The SMC serves a 3-year
term, which can be renewed at the request of the SMC by the Committee on
Publications and Social Media.

*Duties: Maintain, update and generate content for the AFEE Blog, Twitter
Feed, Facebook Page, and AFEEmail email list*

*AFEE Blog. *The primary responsibility of the Social Media Coordinator is
to create, maintain and generate content for the AFEE blog. The SMC should
make at least one blog post per week. These can be very simple, such as
links to interesting materials or articles or links to an article in the
latest issue of the JEI. Or they can be more detailed, such as an
institutionalist commentary on a current issue or a link to an article
along with some comments. The SMC should actively encourage and recruit
guest posts.

*AFEE Twitter Feed. *The SMS will set up and maintain an active AFEE twitter
page. This will include links to all blog posts and to new materials on the
AFEE web page and in the JEI, and other creative uses of Twitter. For
example, the SMC should try to make sure that one or more people are live
tweeting from AFEE conferences and events. There should be a minimum of one
tweet per week.

*AFEE Facebook Page. *The AFEE Facebook page is another important venue to
promote institutionalism and to build a community of institutionalist
scholars. The SMC will maintain and augment the AFEE Facebook page, posting
links to the AFEE blog and twitter feed, and stimulating conversations and
connections.

*Managing the AFEEMAIL email discussion list.  *The SMC is the moderator
for all afeemail posts. This requires the SMC to read through and approve
AFEEMAIL posts on a daily basis. The purpose of AFEEMAIL moderation is to
prevent flame wars and to prevent the list from being hijacked by
individuals who are not posting messages in keeping with the purpose of
AFEEMAIL. The SMC will also work with afeemail list members to manage their
subscriptions.  This tends to occur a few times each month, and includes
such activities as changing members’ email addresses, or changing their
subscription options. The SMC might also work to stimulate conversation on
AFEEMAIL by organizing web seminars or other forms of e-conversation
relevant to institutional economists. This could be done in conjunction
with the other AFEE social media outlets.

*Other Social Media. *In the rapidly changing landscape of social media, it
is the SMC’s job to keep the AFEE Committee on Publications and Social
Media abreast
of the major changes in social media, and to propose new initiatives in
this area when they are warranted.

*Association Duties. *The Social Media Coordinator will make an annual
report to the AFEE  board on the association’s social media resources,
including annual costs and a description of major changes.  Ideally that
report should be made available by December 1st so that board members have
enough time to read the report prior to the January board meeting. The SMC
also serves as an ex officio member of the AFEE Committee on Publications and
Social Media.

Geoff Schneider
Professor of Economics, Bucknell University
Office: 128 Academic West
Address: 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Email: [log in to unmask]
Office Phone: 570-577-1666