Expressions of Interest – Social Media Editor, From Balloons to Drones

Ross Mahoney Discussion

Job title: Social Media Editor

Established in 2016, From Balloons to Drones has successfully developed into a well-regarded online scholarly platform dedicated to analysing and debating air power history, theory, and contemporary operations in their broadest sense, including space and cyber power. Our outputs include articles ranging from scholarly pieces to book reviews and a successful podcast series.

The role

To help us develop further, From Balloons to Drones is looking to recruit an emerging and passionate air power specialist to join our editorial team. This voluntary role’s primary purpose is to manage our social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You will also be involved with the peer review of submissions and supporting the aims and objectives of From Balloons to Drones in other areas.

What do we offer?

The From Balloons to Drones team comprises experienced and knowledgeable air power scholars and editors who will mentor, advise, and assist the successful applicant. In addition, this role will allow you to develop your editing skills and experience of engaging with the broader air power studies community. You can find out more about our editorial team here.

Who are we looking for?

Are you passionate about the study of air power? Do you have experience in managing social media accounts? Are you interested in the contest of ideas? Do you want to be involved in publishing new and exciting research? Then this role is for you.

From Balloons to Drones welcomes and encourages applications for this new role from applicants working in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to military history, international relations, strategic studies, law, and archaeology. The role is open to postgraduates, academics, policymakers, service personnel and relevant professionals involved in researching the subject of air power.

From Balloons to Drones actively encourages and promotes diversity within the field of air power studies. We particularly encourage applications from those underrepresented within the air power studies community.

Job functions

  1. Contribute to managing our social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  2. Contribute to the peer review of submissions.
  3. Contribute to building a core community of interest using social media that furthers the aims and objectives of From Balloons to Drones.
  4. Contribute to content creation for From Balloons to Drones across all platforms.
  5. Professionally represent From Balloons to Drones at conferences and other events.
  6. Undertake additional duties as required by the Editor-in-Chief.


To apply, contact Dr Ross Mahoney ( with a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter (c. 500 words) explaining why you wish to join the team.

Closing date: 1 July 2023


Dr Ross Mahoney

Editor-in-Chief, From Balloons to Drones