List Manager (CHAT and ANNC)

Job Description

Committee affiliation: Publicity


The Publicity List Manager maintains the chapter's interactive Chat discussion list (wdcb_chat) for members only (this list is not moderated). The manager also uses the chapter's Announcement Mailing list (wdcb_annc) to inform members and nonmembers of chapter events and other local organizational events.

  • Maintain operation of the Chat discussion list. See CHAT Discussion List
  • Maintain operation of the Announcement mailing list. See Announcement (ANNC) Mailing List
  • Organize and edit information received from chapter committees for distribution in the Announcement Mailing list, the STC WDCB Forum, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Events & News site as appropriate.
  • Answer questions or respond to comments received using e-mail.

Manager Duties

  • The manager approves subscribers to the lists and makes updates as needed.
  • There is no budget associated with the lists. This is a free service provided by the Society.
  • Submit a monthly status report by e-mail to the President and Vice-President regarding all current and upcoming activities.
  • Coordinate with the chapter President and Website Team committees to publicize chapter news and events.

Experience and Skills

  • Familiarity with Mailman mailing list applications.
  • Familiarity with MailChimp applications.
  • Familiarity with who chapter members are.
  • Experience as a Membership manager is a plus.
  • 4.9.1+ Text Editor enough to post announcements
  • Experience working with online project management tools such as Basecamp
  • Good time management
  • Strong communication / interpersonal skills
  • An outgoing and friendly personality
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to meet deadlines and able to identify and report problems with meeting those deadlines; willing to ask for help when needed


  • Computer with high-speed Internet access
  • Email address (Google is preferred for working with Google calendar, Basecamp, and other tools)
  • Word processing software
  • HTML / CSS / PHP text editor
  • Access to our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts
  • Access to additional social media sites as needed

Optional items that may be helpful:

  • FAX or scanner
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Time Commitment

20-40 hours per year.


If you are interested in serving the chapter as a volunteer, please fill in the Chapter Volunteer Signup Form.

Last modified: January 12, 2018
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