Animals in Disaster Social Media Reporter

Position Summary

The Animals in Disaster Social Media Reporter (AiD-SMR) (a) performs Internet research to locate, monitor, and report social media communications related to disasters affecting animals, and (b) monitors and engages on social media platforms. The AiD-SMR also tracks and reports AiD social media accounts’ statistics. The candidate reports to the Humanity Road Animals in Disaster Team Lead.

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Training or experience in journalism, emergency management or disaster response
  • Familiarity with basic pet care and safety protocols preferred
  • Experienced in using social media
  • Multilingual or bilingual desirable

Responsibilities

  • Monitors assigned public domain and social media streams (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, news sites) for disaster warnings and watches affecting animals.
  • Notifies the volunteer network about emerging needs.
  • Monitors the AiD social media streams, adding verified content when appropriate
  • Monitors AiD posts in social media streams and answers questions (in concert with Disaster Team Lead)
  • Writes Animals in Disaster Digest blogs
  • Creates and publishes a listserv for veterinarians to use during disasters
  • Develops web page on HumanityRoad.org for AiD resources, as needed

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