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Facebook volunteers wanted

Adding some valuable skills to your CV in just 5 to 10 minutes per week… impossible you think?
Well, you are wrong, it is possible.

By Thibaut Roger

On the first of March 2016, the NCCR PlanetS, following recommendation of the evaluating panel, created its Facebook page. Two and a half year later, we are now at a total of 650 followers and 950 posts, some of which have been seen more than 18 000 times! That is thanks to the efforts of numerous people, mainly the volunteers who are writing the posts. That’s where we need you! May you be PhD student, engineer, postdoc, professor or an admin staff.

Indeed, the main contributors will soon leave PlanetS and as such we are looking for new authors to join in to help animate the Facebook page of PlanetS. With a large enough team, it will only take 5 to 10 minutes per week per person, and will benefit everyone with skills to value on their CV.


What is the philosophy of the page?

The guideline of the page is to publish ideally two post per day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), except the week-end. The page is a place to support members and associates of PlanetS, promote them, and promote PlanetS at the same time. So the editorial line is the following:

The current record

Who are we looking for?

Any member or associate of PlanetS volunteer and willing to join the author team is welcome! Ideally we would need at least one author from each institute to be aware of the local news, or in the best of the world… one author per scientific team. “I’m interested, yes but…”

As much as possible, we try to get every post written at least in two languages: English and, French or German. Even though, if you speak only English then it is not a problem as we can share the work and someone else can translate in another language 😉 So, also, if you would like to join only to help translating in French or German, you are most than welcome!


What do you gain?


If you would like to know more and have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me or any other member of the communication team. To conclude this article, I would like to thank all those who have participated in the last year to the development of the Facebook page of the NCCR PlanetS.

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