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The OTW is Recruiting Elections Staff, Volunteers & Recruiting Staff, and Tag Wranglers!

Are you good at administrative tasks or working with people? Or can you code in Python (or learn to do so)? Or do you have technical writing skills? Or would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting for new personnel in a number of roles!

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

  • Elections Staff – Chair Track Staffer – closing 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC
  • Elections Staff – Communication Specialist – closing 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC
  • Elections Staff – Team Coordinator – closing 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC
  • Elections Staff – Voting Process Architect – closing 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteers – closing after 80 applications or 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC
  • Volunteers & Recruiting Staff – closing 5 September 2018 at 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.


Elections Staff – Chair Track Staffer

Do you have a background in supervisory or managerial work? Are you interested or experienced in running elections? Then come join the Elections team!

The Elections Committee is responsible for running OTW Board elections; we ensure the fairness, timeliness, and confidentiality of the process. We are currently looking for Chair Track Staffers to train towards the position of Chair. This position does not guarantee placement as a Chair, but it does train the successful applicant in all areas of the Elections process, allowing individuals to move into other open positions that match their skillsets.

Applications are due 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC


Elections Staff – Communication Specialist

Do you have strong non-fiction or technical writing skills? Are you interested in writing and editing public newsposts? Then come join the Elections team!

The Elections Committee is responsible for running OTW Board elections; we ensure the fairness, timeliness, and confidentiality of the process. We are currently looking for Communications Specialists to act as the lead writers and editors of the committee. They are responsible for the quality of public news posts and large announcements, as well as editing internal documentation.

Applications are due 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC


Elections Staff – Team Coordinator

Elections staff assist the Elections Chairs in tasks related to OTW Board elections. Team Coordinators are the organizers and administrators of the committee. They are responsible for maintaining the committee’s records and developing new administrative procedures as needed. They also keep track of the committee’s internal documentation to ensure it is up to date, in coordination with other committee staff. All elections staff assist in committee-wide activities and basic level tasks in addition to the work in relation to their specializations.

Elections Committee staff are not allowed to run for election for the year they serve in, nor to be a current member of the Board of Directors.

Applications are due 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC


Elections Staff – Voting Process Architect

Are you a coder/software engineer? Do you know Python, or can you learn it quickly? Do you want to help the OTW by making sure its elections are secure and accurate? Then come join the Elections team!

The Elections Committee is responsible for running OTW Board elections; we ensure the fairness, timeliness, and confidentiality of the process. We are currently looking for Voting Process Architects (coders) to monitor the election itself and run the results. Applicants must know or be able to learn Python and basic data security practices.

Applications are due 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC


Tag Wrangling

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!

Please note: You must be 18+ in order to apply for this role. Additionally, we’re currently looking for wranglers for specific fandoms only, which will change each recruitment round. Please see the application for which fandoms are in need.

This role will close after 80 applications or on 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC, whichever comes first.


Volunteers & Recruiting Staff

Do you enjoy administration, writing documentation and training materials, or working with people? Volunteers & Recruiting has openings for new personnel to join our small team!

Volunteers & Recruiting staff guide and manage services, policies, recruitment and volunteer management for the entire organization; compose and maintain organization policy and training documentation; and communicate with other committees and workgroups in the Organization for Transformation Works on matters related to organization tools and staffing needs. Volunteers & Recruiting staff also serve as a neutral party for personnel-related issues.

Applications are due 5 September 2018 at 23:59 UTC


Apply at the volunteering page!

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