Application: Tag Wrangling Volunteer

Position Title: Tag Wrangling Volunteer

Organisation name: Organization for Transformative Works

Committee: Tag Wrangling Committee

Reports to: Tag Wrangling Chair(s), Tag Wrangling Committee

Time Requirements: Variable (1+ hour/week, plus initial training time); must log in at least once every two weeks

Term: 1 year

Role overview: Tag wranglers work within the Archive to ensure that the varied forms of user-generated tags are sorted and filterable, without changing any of the specific tags the users choose, so that the archive users have an easier time finding the type of content they are looking for.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sort and link tags on the Archive of Our Own according to wrangling guidelines
  • Participate in discussions about wrangling guidelines
  • Communicate with staff and chairs about availability and any issues that arise that may impact wrangling work
  • Respond to comments and wrangling-related communications in a timely manner
  • Communicate respectfully with other wranglers, org volunteers and users
  • Respect the privacy of other wranglers, org volunteers and users

Skills, experience and attributes:

  • An Archive of Our Own account and familiarity with the Archive
  • Legally of age to open explicit fanworks in your local jurisdiction
  • Fandom knowledge and/or research skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Commitment to diversity and willingness to work descriptively, not prescriptively, in order to respect user tag choices
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing rules and guidelines as fits the needs of the Archive users
  • Patience with the limitations of Archive tools

Training requirements:

  • Tag Wrangler volunteers will be trained in the tools, skills and tasks required for their role

To volunteer as a Tag Wrangler, you should:

  • Please read Tag Wrangling Work Description for information about what wranglers do.
  • Have an AO3 account you use regularly.
    • We don’t accept applicants with new accounts. If you have an existing account but would prefer to wrangle with a different one, we can easily accommodate that if your application is accepted.
  • Have at least 5 hours free time per week that you can consistently commit to wrangling for the next 3 months.
    • Please note, if you foresee any big change happening in your life in the next few months (such as starting college/university, beginning a new job, having children, etc.), we would recommend that you hold off at this point in time from applying until you are further settled. We have a long history of losing very promising wranglers within the first three months of work or college because they thought they could work around big life changes and then discovered otherwise, and we want to help maximize this opportunity for you to become a happy and comfortable long term member of our team!
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be familiar with 3-10 of our fandoms in need (listed below).
    • This is to ensure that there will be wrangling work available for you once you join.
    • In the future, we’ll open recruitment for other fandoms as needed.
  • Follow the application directions carefully.
    • We don’t do interviews, so your application is all we will know about you.
    • There is a part 2 to the application. Once you submit the first part below, you will be sent an email with a link to part 2. Please fill out part 2 within 3 days of submitting part 1. If you do not receive an email with the link to Part 2, please contact Volunteers & Recruiting via the contact form.

Please choose at least 3-10 specific fandoms (not categories) from the list below.

Categories (click links to find specific fandoms):

  • All Fandoms – Any fandom(s) from this list with 40 or more works in parentheses

Specific fandoms:

  • कुमकुम भाग्य | Kumkum Bhagya
  • จูบให้ได้ถ้านายแน่จริง เร็วๆนี้ | Kiss Me Again: The Series (TV)
  • บังเอิญรัก | Love by Chance (TV)
  • พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง | SOTUS: The Series (TV)
  • พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง | SOTUS: The Series (TV) RPF
  • รักวุ่น วัยรุ่นแสบ (TV) RPF | Love Sick the Series (TV) RPF
  • รักวุ่น วัยรุ่นแสบ | Love Sick the Series
  • เดือนเกี้ยวเดือน | 2 Moons The Series (TV)
  • Chinese Actor RPF
  • Chinese Comedians RPF
  • Guardian (TV)
  • Hip Hop RPF is looking for people familiar with Chinese Hip Hop Artists
  • 人渣反派自救系统 – 墨香铜臭 | The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System – Mòxiāng Tóngshiù
  • 偶像练习生 | Idol Producer (TV)
  • 全职高手 – 蝴蝶蓝 | Quánzhí Gāoshǒu – Húdié Lán
  • 古剑奇谭 | Gujian Qitan (TV)
  • 声入人心 | Super-Vocal (TV)
  • 戏精宿舍 | Xì Jīng Sù Shè (Webcomic)
  • 盜墓筆記 – 南派三叔 | The Grave Robbers’ Chronicles – Xu Lei
  • 西遊 | Journey to the West (Chow Movies)
  • 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù
  • 魔道祖师 | Módào Zǔshī (Cartoon)
  • 琅琊榜 | Nirvana in Fire (TV)
  • 2NE1
  • 2PM (Band)
  • Astro (Band)
  • American (US) Actor RPF
  • Assassination Classroom
  • Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan
  • Batman: Arkham (Video Games)
  • Be More Chill – Iconis/Tracz
  • Be More Chill – Ned Vizinni
  • Biohazard | Resident Evil (Gameverse)
  • Camp Camp (Web Series)
  • DCU (Comics) & subfandoms – looking for someone broadly familiar with many parts of DCU comics canon; please list series you’re familiar with in Question 7. Alternatively the following sub fandoms are available to apply for specifically:
    • Batman (Comics)
    • Green Arrow (Comics)
    • Martian Manhunter (Comics)
    • Nightwing (Comics)
    • Poison Ivy (Comics)
    • Red Hood and the Outlaws (Comics)
    • Suicide Squad (Comics)
    • Supergirl (Comics)
  • Death Note (2017)
  • Death Note: Another Note
  • Devilman (Anime & Manga)
  • Dexter’s Laboratory
  • Digimon Tamers
  • Digimon Frontier
  • Digimon Xros Wars | Digimon Fusion
  • Digimon Savers | Digimon Data Squad
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Eurovision RPF – Eurovision Song Contest RPF – Fluency in reading languages represented in the competition (especially Italian) a plus.
  • Evil Con Carne
  • Fallout 76
  • Fate/Grand Order
  • Festival di Sanremo
  • Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken | Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo | Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
  • Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu | Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  • Fire Emblem: Thracia 77
  • Golden Child (Korea Band)
  • Gotham (TV)
  • Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
  • Hakuouki
  • Highlight | Beast (Band)
  • Johnny Bravo (Cartoon)
  • ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 %7C JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken | JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • KNK (Band)
  • Mystic Messanger (Video Games)
  • Persona 4
  • Pocket Monsters | Pokemon (Anime)
  • Pocket Monsters SPECIAL | Pokemon Adventures
  • Produce 101 (TV)
  • Queen (Band)
  • Rupaul’s Drag Race
  • Resident Evil – All Media Types
  • Silent Hill (Video Game Series)
  • SISTAR (Band)
  • South Park
  • Spring Awakening
  • Super Smash Brothers
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Sword Art Online (Anime & Manga)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Undertale Video Games
  • Uta no Prince-sama
  • VICTON (Band)
  • Video Blogging RPF
  • Wanna One (Band)
  • Warriors – Erin Hunter
  • Warcraft – All Media Types
  • World of Warcraft
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Vrains
  • Young Justice (Cartoon)