Attention #GlobalHealth advocates and enthusiasts: The IH Section’s communications committee is looking for volunteers!

The International Health Section’s communications team is currently looking for volunteers who want to get involved in our section’s communications activities.

This is a great opportunity for self starters interested in engaging with the global health community through our communications channels by drawing attention to relevant global health topics; encouraging public support and action on pressing global health issues; providing timely, credible and accurate public health information; and providing transparency into the work of the American Public Health Association and the International Health section. Applicants must maintain current membership in APHA’s International Health section for as long as they serve in the position.

To learn more about the Communications Committee, visit https://aphaih.org/ihcommunications/

Social Media Manager

  • Participates in the development and implementation of the section’s communications and social media strategy
  • Develops original written and visual content for social media. Specific tasks include assisting Social Media Subcommittee Chair/Communications Co-chair with putting together the monthly calendar of topic-specific posts. All social media subcommittee members contribute/sign-up for topics to share on the IH Section’s social media feeds – the social media manager is responsible for coordinating and sending calendar invite reminders using the communications Gmail account.
  • Drafts and schedules original or forwarded content to go out through the Hootsuite account (i.e. to the Twitter account) or post directly to social media channels.
  • Actively participates in communications committee and social media subcommittee meetings and contributes ideas to further the committee’s strategy
  • Builds and maintains a solid online presence by monitoring activity on the IH Section’s social media, engaging followers, and responding to comments on each of the social media accounts while ensuring respectful and appropriate communication
  • Contributes an original blog article once every three months to the IH Section blog 
  • Assists with special projects as needed and available
  • Represents the Social Media Subcommittee on leadership calls and at the APHA annual meeting as needed

Approximately 1-2 hours per week, 1 year minimum commitment. 

Please contact: ihsection.communications@gmail.com for more information.

Social Media Associates 

  • Develops original written and visual content for social media
  • Drafts and schedules original or forwarded content to go out through the Hootsuite account (i.e. to the Twitter account) or post directly to social media channels.
  • Contributes an original blog article once every three months to the IH Section blog 
  • Participates in Social Media Subcommittee meetings
  • Assists with special projects as needed and available
  • Represents the Social Media Subcommittee on leadership calls and at the APHA annual meeting  as needed

Approximately 1 hour per week, 6 month minimum commitment. 

Please contact: ihsection.communications@gmail.com for more information.

Guest Contributors for IH Connect

Guest contributors write up original analysis, commentary, or education on global health topics for our blog. Guest contributors are welcome to write up a one time article or a series of articles. We do not accept applications from contributors wanting to promote a specific product, brand, or organization. 

Please contact: ihsection.communications@gmail.com for more information.

Regular Contributors for IH Connect

Regular contributors write up original analysis, commentary, or education on global health topics for our blog once a month. Regular contributors will also help to regularly maintain the IH website by posting relevant section news, events, webinars, workshops, etc. We do not accept applications from contributors wanting to promote a specific product, brand, or organization. 

4+ hours per month, 6 month minimum commitment.

Please contact: ihsection.communications@gmail.com for more information.

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