The role principally involves helping to develop content for the Web site and reviewing the site and navigational structure to ensure it remains best suited to our audiences.
Technological knowledge is less essential, and the web editor is not expected to post to the site or otherwise take on the function of a web master.
The following mission statement and strategy statement detail information on the proposed aims, activities, and audiences of this new Web site effort.
Web Page Mission Statement
The Web page serves a central function as the public face of ABCT.
As such, it has core functions linked to the mission and goals of the organization: facilitating the appropriate utilization and growth of CBT as a professional activity and serving as a resource and information source for matters related to CBT.
Informational and resource activities are directed toward three conceptual groups:
Members—with emphasis on providing an interface for many of the administrative functions of the organization, including conference information, dues, public listing of therapists, etc.
Nonmember Professionals—to advertise the comparative efficacy, diversity of styles, and methods of cognitive-behavior therapy, with additional information on training opportunities, available syllabi, and new findings in the scientific literature.
Consumers—to provide information and treatment resources on disorders and their treatment, with emphasis on the style, “feel,” and efficacy of cognitive-behavior therapy, as well as information on additional issues that consumers confront in treatment (e.g., combined treatments, relapse prevention, etc.).
Web Page Strategy Statement
One of the broader changes in the architecture of the Web page is that our content will now come up on searches. Accordingly, we need to plan content that will bring professionals and consumers to our site.
The Web editor will need to liaise with associate editors, periodical editors, committees, and SIGs for content. Such content includes:
Diagnosis-specific information pages (e.g., information on depression and its treatment)
Efficacy information (comparative, combination treatment issues)
The “feel” of cognitive-behavioral treatment
CBT, BT, DBT, RET . . . what is in a name?
Recent research findings
Position statements—regarding issues in the field (to clarify what our organization stands for)
Links to publications
Helping media find the right person to discuss a topic
Featured therapist of the month
Research funding available
ABCT’s web site is now a mature site, having undergone several structural revisions. Now, we are looking for a member to help us maximize our own web’s outreach potential and grow it while maintaining structural integrity. In addition, candidates can apprentice with our current web master, learning the interface among web editor, web master, and central office.
How to Apply
ABCT members interested in applying for this position should contact David Teisler, Director of Communications, ABCT, at email@example.com. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2014.