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The OTW is Recruiting Report Writers, Fanlore Gardeners, and Tag Wranglers!

Do you have skills in report writing or copyediting? Or do you love Fanlore and fan history? Or, would you like to help wrangle tags on the AO3? The OTW is now recruiting for Communications Report Writers, Fanlore Gardeners, and Tag Wranglers!

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Communications Graphics Volunteers, Finance Committee Staff, Development & Membership Committee Staff, Support Committee Staff, and News Translation Volunteers.

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

  • Communications Staff: Report Writers – Closing 19 July 23:59 UTC
  • Fanlore Gardeners – Closing 19 July 23:59 UTC
  • Tag Wranglers – Closing 19 July 23:59 UTC or after 50 applications

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: Report Writer

The Communications Committee is the central information distributing arm of the OTW, responsible for the distribution of information internally and externally. It is also typically the first point of contact for someone interested in or wanting help from OTW, and serves all of the organization’s committees and projects.

The Report Writer is responsible for compiling, writing, and distributing both internal and external reports about Communications and Organization-wide activity, such as annual reports, statistics reports, and newsletters.

Applications are due 19 July 23:59 UTC

Fanlore Gardener

Do you like writing about fandom? Gardeners are editors who work on Fanlore and take additional responsibilities regarding the wiki’s maintenance. In addition to adding content themselves, they make sure text isn’t deleted indiscriminately and tidy up after other editors, to help new content better fit the wiki’s guidelines. They can also participate in internal discussions about Fanlore events, policies and documentation. No technical experience is required—you just need to know and love Fanlore, both as a user and an editor. If that sounds like you, come and join us!

Applications are due 19 July 23:59 UTC

Tag Wranglers
The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to keep the millions of tags on AO3 in some kind of order! Wranglers follow internal guidelines to choose the tags that appear in the filters and auto-complete, which link related works together. (This makes it easier to browse and search on the archive, whether that’s Steve/Tony with tentacles or g-rated Rose/Kanaya fluff.)

If you’re an experienced AO3 user who likes organizing, working in teams, or excuses to fact-check your favorite fandoms, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join us, click through to the job description and application form.

Please note: due to (amazing!) interest in wrangling, we’re currently looking for wranglers for specific fandoms only. See the application for which fandoms are in need.

Applications will be accepted until 19 July 23:59 UTC or after 50 applications have been received, whichever occurs first.

Apply at the volunteering page!

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