OTW is Recruiting for Communications and Tag Wranglers

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

  • Communications Media Outreach Volunteer – closing 28 June 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications
  • Communications Chair Track Volunteer – closing 28 June 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Regular) – closing 28 June 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 110 applications
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Chinese) – closing 28 June 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 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 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.

Communications Media Outreach Volunteer

Communications volunteers 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 Media Outreach group is responsible for various tasks and projects related to public relations and writing news posts. The position of Media Outreach Volunteer would be a good fit for someone with an interest in outreach to journalists and to the public about the OTW’s activities and developing a deep knowledge of the OTW. Experience with blogging, social media, or similar communication-related tasks is required. Experience with public relations or journalism is ideal but not required.

For your application to be considered, you will be required to complete a short task within 3 days of submitting your application.

Applications are due 28 June 2023 or after 40 applications

Communications Chair Track Volunteer

Do you love working with people? Are you an organizational wizard? Can you communicate clearly to a diverse audience? The Communications committee is looking for new chair-track volunteers to join our team.

Communications is the central information distribution team for the OTW. We manage news posts, media outreach, social media, and more. The chair-track volunteer position is for people who have the time and dedication to learn all about our operations so that they can be considered for the role of committee chair.

We’re looking for someone who has experience with communications and an understanding of social media, who is comfortable with personnel management and training new recruits, and who can write and edit for a global audience. If that’s you, please apply!

For your application to be considered, you will be required to complete a short task within 3 days of submitting your application.

Applications are due 28 June 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications

Tag Wrangling Volunteer

The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to connect and sort the tags on AO3! 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 Wèi Yīng | Wèi Wúxiàn Has an Angry Lán Zhàn | Lán Wàngjī Kink, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark with angst, G-rated Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam fluff, or Jeon Jungkook & Kim Taehyung | V Are Childhood Friends.

If you’re an experienced AO3 user who likes organizing, working in teams, or having excuses to fact-check your favorite fandoms, you might enjoy tag wrangling! To join us, click through to the job description and fill in our application form. There will also be a short questionnaire that will help us assess whether you have the skills and attributes that will lead to your success in this role.

Please note: you must be 18+ in order to apply for this role. For this role, 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. Wranglers need to be fluent in English but we welcome applicants who are also fluent in other languages, especially af Soomaali (Somali), Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian), Filipino, Italiano (Italian), Polski (Polish), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), Русский (Russian), Українська (Ukrainian),ไทย (Thai) and 中文 (Chinese – we welcome all dialects) —help with other languages would be much appreciated!

Applications are due 28 June 2023 or after 110 applications

Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Chinese)

The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to connect and sort the tags on AO3! 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 Shěn Wēi/Zhào Yúnlán with Omegaverse Dynamics, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark with angst, g-rated Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam fluff, or Jeon Jungkook & Kim Taehyung | V Are Childhood Friends.)

If you’re a fluent Chinese speaker 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 fill in our application form. There will also be a short questionnaire that will help us assess whether you have the skills and attributes that will lead to your success in this role.

Please note: You must be 18+ in order to apply for this role. We’re currently looking for applicants who are fluent in both English and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified both welcome). The work will involve both regular Tag Wrangling work and translating tags from Chinese into English.

Applications are due 28 June 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications

Apply at the volunteering page!

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  1. Alice Monet commented:

    Hello !
    Is there any needs for a french-english translator ?
    Sincerely,
    Alice Monet

    • cinnamonandtea commented:

      Hi Alice, thank you for your interest! The French team is currently closed to new members, but we recruit several times a year, so keep an eye on the website for the next recruitment posts! All the best, cinnamonandtea (OTW Translation)

  2. Vaishnavi Ranavare commented:

    Hello! I was wondering if there is a position open for a Hindi and/or Marathi translator? Sincerely Vaishnavi Ranavare.

    • cinnamonandtea commented:

      Hello, Vaishnavi Ranavare, and thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for our Committee! Please fill in the form at this link (https://www.transformativeworks.org/contact_us/?who=Translation) to get in touch with us, and we’ll happily begin your application process. Good luck! — cinnamonandtea, OTW Translation

  3. classy commented:

    I’ve been thinking about volunteering for tag wrangling for a while and this would be a good time since the fandom list is so long, but I’m really concerned about the email attacks on volunteers last year. Where could I find info about how safety has improved and how the otw supported the affected volunteers, before I decide whether to sign up? Thanks!