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2018-02-07 12:52:42 -0500
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OTW Recruitment

Do you have graphic design experience? Or do you have an interest in fannish history? Or are you fluent in a language other than English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting for Development & Membership Graphic Designers, Fanlore Staff, and Translators!

We're excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Fanlore Staff - closing Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC
  • Translation Volunteers - closing Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC
  • Development & Membership Graphic Design Volunteers - closing Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don't see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.


Development & Membership Graphic Design Volunteers

Do you have graphic design skills and experience? Development & Membership is looking for Graphic Designers!

The Development & Membership committee (DevMem) coordinates the OTW's fundraising and membership-building activities. Our primary responsibility is coordinating our biannual fund drives. Our other responsibilities include designing a new convention outreach process, communicating with donors, and exploring new fundraising opportunities.

If you have skills or interest in creating promotional OTW graphics for our fundraisers, convention outreach, and donor communications, consider applying to join our team.

Applications are due Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC


Fanlore Staff

Do you have an interest in fannish history? The Fanlore committee is recruiting for new staff members!

Fanlore staff members are responsible for dealing with all the behind the scenes stuff to ensure that Fanlore runs smoothly. We respond to questions and complaints; shape Fanlore policies, categories, and tutorials; assist Fanlore gardeners and other editors; promote Fanlore; and do our best to improve it and plan ahead. No extensive experience is required—only reliability, teamwork, and an interest in fannish history and Fanlore in particular. Join us!

Applications are due Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC


Translation Committee Volunteers

If you enjoy working collaboratively, if you're fluent in a language other than English, if you’re passionate about the OTW and its projects, and want to help us reach more fans all around the world, working with Translation might be for you!

Translation volunteers help make the OTW and its projects accessible to a wider global audience. We work on translating content by the OTW and its projects from English to other languages, such as site pages, news posts, AO3 FAQs and AO3 Support emails. (However, we do not translate fanworks.)

We really need volunteers who speak Arabic, Bengali, Croatian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Korean, Latvian, Marathi, Serbian, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Welsh — but help with other languages would be much appreciated. If you're interested in starting a team for a language we don't have yet, you're very welcome to!

(Please note that our Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish teams are not accepting new members at this time.)

Applicants may be asked to translate and correct short text samples and will be invited to a chatroom interview as part of the selection process.

More information about us can be found on the Translation committee page.

Applications are due Wednesday 14 February 23:59 UTC


Apply at the volunteering page!