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2021-10-20 12:17:31 -0400
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OTW recruitment banner by Blair

Are you an experienced copyeditor or proofreader? Would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts? Are you a frequent Tumblr user who enjoys helping others? Do you want to write technical documentation? Or manage infrastructure projects? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

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

  • News Translation Volunteer - closing 27 October 2021 at 23:59 UTC
  • Tumblr Site Moderator - closing 27 October 2021 at 23:59 UTC [or after 40 applications]
  • TWC Copyeditor - closing 27 October 2021 at 23:59 UTC
  • TWC Proofreader - closing 27 October 2021 at 23:59 UTC
  • Systems Technical Writer - closing 27 October 23:59 UTC
  • Systems Committee Project Manager - closing 27 October 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.

News Translation Volunteer

Would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts? We are looking for volunteers of native or near-native fluency in their target languages, who can translate or beta news posts within five-day deadlines. 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!

We particularly need people for Afrikaans, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Thai, Ukrainian and Welsh — but help with other languages would be much appreciated.

(Please note that our Catalan, Czech, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese 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 October 27, 2021

Tumblr Site Moderator

The Communications Committee is recruiting a Tumblr Site Moderator to manage the Organization for Transformative Works' presence on Tumblr, the social networking site.

The moderator will be part of a small team of social media moderators working across the OTW's social media outlets. They will be expected to maintain an active presence on Tumblr, reblogging a range of posts of relevance and interest to the OTW's userbase. They will also handle incoming user queries and manage responses to the OTW's original news content.

This position is part of the Communications Committee. Communications is the main information distribution team for the OTW. We distribute information both internally to OTW personnel and externally to the general public, media, and fans. We also serve as the general first point of contact for those contacting the OTW.

For this position, we would like to find someone who is familiar with the conventions of Tumblr posting and has experience moderating a social media page. We would also be interested in hearing from those with customer service experience, especially in an online environment. We will expect you to have an interest in fandom at large and an understanding of the concerns and activities of the OTW (although we will of course provide you with training once you start). You should enjoy working in a team and you will need to have roughly 4-5 hours of time available across the week to dedicate to your OTW responsibilities.

If you're a frequent Tumblr user who enjoys helping others, has wide-ranging interests across the fandom space, and is curious and willing to learn, we'd love to hear from you!

Applications are due October 27, 2021 [or after 40 applications]

TWC Copyeditor

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international peer-reviewed Gold Open Access online publication about fan-related topics that seeks to promote dialogue between the academic community and fan communities.

Copyeditors professionally copyedit submissions for TWC according to Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) 17, Merriam-Webster online, and the TWC style guide. Editorial standards are those of a university press. Applicants are required to pass a brief test. All returned tests will be assessed and the applicant provided with feedback.

Applications are due October 27, 2021

TWC Proofreader

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international peer-reviewed Gold Open Access online publication about fan-related topics that seeks to promote dialogue between the academic community and fan communities.

Proofreaders carefully proofread the final online HTML-tagged manuscripts for online publication according to Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) 17, Merriam-Webster online, and the TWC style guide. Editorial standards are those of a university press. Applicants are required to pass a brief test. All returned tests will be assessed and the applicant provided with feedback.

Applications are due October 27, 2021

Systems Technical Writer

The Systems Committee supports, troubleshoots, and expands the technological infrastructure that underlies the OTW’s many projects.

Come help us keep on top of all of this technical information! We are looking for a skilled writer who will take the lead in ensuring our documentation is comprehensive and comprehensible, to help with training new team members and increasing knowledge transfer within Systems and from Systems to the wider OTW.

Applications are due October 27, 2021

Systems Committee Project Manager

The Systems Committee supports, troubleshoots, and expands the technological infrastructure that underlies the OTW’s many projects.

We need a Project Manager to help us to keep track of the many things that we're trying to achieve at once; to help with managing vendors, budget, and expenses; to liaise with other parts of the OTW, and to assist the Chair in managing the Systems Committee.

We are seeking someone who is organized, dedicated, and has strong leadership skills. A background in managing technical projects is a plus but not required. Good communication and interpersonal skills are a must, as we work remotely and are sometimes in the midst of dealing with sudden, stressful technical problems.

Applications are due October 27, 2021

Apply at the volunteering page!