The AMS invites applications for a co-editor of the AMS Blog on Math Blogs. This blog’s editors are mathematical scientists who explore the world of blogs, which cover a wide range of math—research, applications, recreational—and write their take on blogs or particular posts.
Some blogs covered may be associated with, for example, media and science journals, research mathematicians, or secondary school math teachers. The Blog on Math Blogs is written to inform and engage mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike, and to encourage all mathematicians to join the community of followers and to post comments. Sometimes blogs are revisited, as the Blog on Math Blogs editors give readers an ongoing “tour of the mathematical blogosphere.”
Blog on Math Blogs editors have covered biomath, current events, data science, game theory, math history, math education, math and the arts, women in math, publishing, statistics, computing and much more from the math blogosphere.
The position of co-editor requires excellent communication skills, a commitment to posting twice a month, and monitoring of comments. The posting itself is done with WordPress, a free and open-source content management system for blogs. Familiarity with WordPress is a plus; otherwise applicants must be willing to learn it (with AMS documentation and support).
AMS blogs are hosted on blogs.ams.org, and AMS staff liaisons help promote awareness of the blog and the blog posts on ams.org and on AMS social media. The co-editors are expected to commit for a three-year period, with an opportunity for both the co-editor and AMS to review the commitment each year.
Applicants are requested to provide a sample of their writing (from a blog or for a similar audience), CV, and their reason for interest in being co-editor, along with a vision statement for the blog (such as examples of math blogs of potential interest).
Send applications by May 17, 2019 to paoffice at ams dot org.