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2013-09-09 13:51:05 -0400
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Today, we're excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Volunteers & Recruiting Staff - 16 September 2013

We also are still looking for additional technical staff

  • Web Developer Staff

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.

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 volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org 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.

Volunteers & Recruiting
The OTW is an entirely volunteer-run organization, and Volunteers & Recruiting looks after those volunteers! As the human resources committee, our job is to make sure that everyone has the tools, training and assistance they need to perform their best. If you have strong written communication skills, an interest in or knowledge of personnel and/or project management, Volunteers & Recruiting would like to hear from you!
Applications are due 16 September

Web Developer Staff: Web Developers are responsible for improvements to and maintenance of the primary web properties owned by the Organization for Transformative Works. S/he will participate in an on-call rotation of three Web Developers, implement new website features, and help determine priorities for future development efforts. Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.

Mirrored from an original post on the OTW blog. Find related news by viewing our tag cloud.

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2013-08-26 13:06:23 -0400
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We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Web Developer Staff and Open Doors Staff.

Today, we're excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Staff: AD&T Liaison - applications accepted until September 2

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 volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org 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.

Communications Staff: AD&T Liaison: Communications staffers are responsible for the distribution of information internally to OTW personnel and externally to the general public, the media, fans, and other fannish organizations. Communications is also typically the first point of contact for someone interested in or wanting help from OTW.

The position of AD&T liaison requires an individual with experience/interest in technical writing to help maintain that area of our communications and outreach strategy. If you know about the behind-the-scenes development of an open-source project, and are interested in helping us create and share news about the AO3, this is the position for you! Applications are due September 2.

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2013-08-12 14:38:23 -0400
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We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Communications Graphics Volunteers and Tag Wrangling Volunteers.

Today, we're excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Web Developer Staff - applications accepted until August 19
  • Open Doors Staff - applications accepted until August 19

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 volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org 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.

Web Developer Staff: Web Developers are responsible for improvements to and maintenance of the primary web properties owned by the Organization for Transformative Works. S/he will participate in an on-call rotation of three Web Developers, implement new website features, and help determine priorities for future development efforts. Applications are due August 19.

Open Doors Staff: Are you interested in helping other fans save their works be they in fanzines, vids, stories, meta, artwork? Enjoy coordinating projects and people to make things happen? Open Doors is looking for staffers to do this important work.

Open Doors is a dedicated committee of the OTW that is all about preserving fanworks in their many native formats with the goal of providing access to future generations of fans as well as the wider world via the internet and several library collections. This work furthers the OTW's goal to preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures.

How would you do this? The Open Doors staffer is often the contact between the fan with works to preserve, the OTW, and the final home for those works. There is the quiet joy of knowing we've added more linear feet of zines from the 1960s through today to a permanent collection at a university library open to anyone. There is watching the number of works in an freshly created Open Doors Digital Collection climb as we manually import stories from archives that run on old, sometimes broken code. There is knowing that history, like that contained in the Foresmutters project that has discussions that helped form some of the earliest fannish cultures is held on our servers.

We're not the loudest or shiniest committee at the OTW, but without the work we do, we would lose our history: our delicate archives that represent hours of work, the fanzines and other physical objects and more. If you're interested, click on through for a fuller description of what we're looking for and the time commitment. Applications are due August 19.

Mirrored from an original post on the OTW blog. Find related news by viewing our tag cloud.

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2013-07-28 18:21:26 -0400
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Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC), the OTW's scholarly journal, is looking to expand its pool of volunteer reviewers, especially for our Symposium section. If you are interested in peer reviewing for TWC, please come over to the site, sign up, and create a profile as Reviewer.

While we tend to solicit peer reviewers for the full essays from within academia (and fan studies scholars specifically), pretty much any fan who loves meta is a good match for a potential Symposium reader. So we want to spread the word and the work :)

You'll be asked to fill out some information (such as uni affiliation if applicable), but, most importantly, there's a field in the software where you input your interests and expertise.

Once you've created a reviewer account, please e-mail us to tell us who you are, how you found us, and what you are specifically interested in. We use the journal's database to find reviewers, but it is often easier when we have spoken to reviewers already and know a bit about them. Then we'll contact you when a manuscript comes in that fits your expertise, and ask if you can review it.

If you have any questions about reviewing; if you want to know more about submitting essays, Symposium pieces, or book reviews; or if you there's something specific you want to know about TWC, please feel free to contact us by emailing editor (at) transformativeworks (dot) org. You may also want to take a look at the recent spotlight on TWC which discusses our production process.

We look forward to having you join the Journal Team!

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2013-07-23 13:11:26 -0400
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Updated: Thanks to a quick response from many readers, we are temporarily closing tag wrangling recruitment again. If you've missed your chance, keep an eye on our website, as we'll be reopening intake once we've processed the newest tag wranglers.

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Communications Graphics Volunteers, for which chairs are currently reviewing applications.

Today, we're excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Tag Wrangling (reopening) - Applications accepted on an ongoing basis (role may be temporarily closed based on level of interest)

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 volunteers at transformativeworks.org 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.
Tag Wrangling

The Tag Wranglers are responsible for keeping the hundreds of thousands of tags on AO3 in some kind of order! We choose which form of a fandom title appears on the Media pages, as well as all the character, relationship, and additional tags which appear in the filters and the auto-complete, and we link tags together to make all the works and bookmarks on the archive easier to browse and search (so that users can find exactly what they're looking for, whether that's Steve/Tony with tentacles or g-rated Rose/Kanaya fluff).

If you like organizing, bringing order to chaos, excuses to fact-check your favorite fandom canons, or you just get a kick out of seeing all the wacky and wonderful terms fans come up with, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join our team, click through to the job description and application form.

Please note: due to (amazing!) interest in wrangling volunteering, we're currently looking for wranglers for specific fandoms only. We’re currently seeking wranglers for the following fandoms and fandom types. (If you have no knowledge of or interest in wrangling any of the below, please don’t apply at this time, as there won’t be any wrangling work available for you to do. In the future we’ll open recruitment for other fandoms, as needed!)

  • Any fandoms listed on the first 3 pages of the Fandoms in need of a wrangler page
  • Any fandoms with a canon originally in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Russian. (Volunteers interested in these should preferably have some fluency in the language, due to lack of English-language references for many.)
  • Homestuck
  • Star Wars (especially the Extended Canon)
  • Finnish Music RPF
  • DCU (comics and animated canons)

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Mirrored from an original post on the OTW blog. Find related news by viewing our tag cloud.

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2013-07-08 11:02:05 -0400
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We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Internationalization & Outreach Committee members.

Today, we're excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Graphics Volunteer - July 15

We have included more information on the 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 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 volunteers@transformativeworks.org 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.

Communications Graphics Volunteer
Communications has primary responsibility for internal and external communication for the OTW. We manage the OTW blog and social media outlets and assist other teams in managing project-specific communication. We’re currently looking for someone to create graphics for use throughout our posting sites, and specifically for Tumblr. If you have experience with graphic design or fanart, click through to learn more about the role and apply to join as a Communications Volunteer.

Applications are due July 15

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2013-06-04 13:25:46 -0400
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Thank you to everyone who responded to our calls for Testing Volunteers, Web Developers, and Internationalization & Outreach Committee Members. The chairs of those respective committees are reviewing information that was submitted and will be contacting individuals over the next couple of weeks.

Today, we're also excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Web Committee Documentation Lead - Applications Due June 11th

We have included more information regarding the 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 volunteers (at) transformativeworks(.)org 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.

Web Committee Documentation Lead
Do you have technical writing or similar experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the development of web and technical projects through documentation? The OTW's Web Committee is looking for a Documentation Lead to manage and develop new technical documentation for both Web and Systems Committee projects. The Documentation Lead will be also be responsible for assisting other committees with end-user documentation in support of their technical needs. Check out the application form for more information. Applications are due June 11th

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2013-05-27 15:36:09 -0400
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It's time for another volunteer recruiting update! We're still accepting applications for Testing Volunteers & Web Developer Staff for another four and a half hours (0000 UTC, May 28 - When is this in my timezone?).

Today, we're also excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Internationalization & Outreach Staff - Applications Due June 3rd

We have included more information regarding the 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 volunteers (at) transformativeworks.org 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.

Internationalization & Outreach Staff
Internationalization & Outreach works on projects with other OTW committees to help develop a more diverse audience, message, and volunteer/staffer pool. We also develop our own projects, and occasionally collaborate with external groups and organizations. If you would like to help the OTW better represent fandom's diversity, I&O is the committee for you. Check out the application form for more information. Applications are due June 3rd

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