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The OTW is Recruiting for Tag Wrangling, Communications, and Internationalization & Outreach

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The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! This week we are looking for Communications Media Outreach Staffers, Internationalisation and Outreach Staffers, and Tag Wrangling Volunteers.

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Abuse Committee Staff, Communications Chair Track Staff, Systems Staff and Volunteers & Recruiting Staff. Today, we’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Staff – Media Outreach Staffers – closing 26 October 2015 UTC
  • Internationalisation and Outreach Staffers – closing 26 October 2015 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteers – closing when 50 applications have been reached, or 26 October 2015 UTC, whichever occurs first

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.

The OTW is Recruiting Internationalization & Outreach Staff and Tag Wranglers

Banner by Erin of a close-up of Rosie the Riveter's arm with an OTW logo on it and the words 'OTW Recruitment'

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for AO3 Documentation Staff, Support Staff and Systems Staff.

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

  • Internationalization & Outreach Committee Staffer – closing 27 July 2015 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteers – closing when 50 applicants have been received or 27 July 2015 UTC, whichever occurs first.

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.

Spotlight on Internationalization & Outreach

Today we shine the spotlight on the OTW’s Internationalization & Outreach Committee (I&O). I&O serves as the Org’s diversity advisers, advocating for the representation of cultural, linguistic, and fannish diversity in the Org. Although their focus on specific projects may shift from year to year, I&O works with all committees and workgroups as needed.

For this Spotlight, we talked to Sole G. and Priscilla, two staff members in I&O. Sole G. is an Argentinian Literature student. Her main fandoms are Johnny’s Entertainment boybands and Avengers ( mainly the comics). She’s I&O’s co-chair and Category Change lead, as well as a tag wrangler. Priscilla is a Brazilian postgrad studying in the UK. She’s a staffer in the Development and Membership and the Translation committees, and has been in way too many fandoms to mention.

Announcing the Archive of Our Own Diversity Statement

The OTW is delighted to announce the implementation of the Archive of Our Own Diversity Statement. The AO3 Diversity Statement is intended to codify the Archive’s pre-existing commitment to open expression and inclusive participation in the Archive project. We, the staff and volunteers of the OTW, have written this statement to express our principles, and to give you, our users, friends, and fellow fans, an explicit set of standards to which to hold us as we continue to develop the Archive. We hope that going forward the Diversity Statement will form a vital part of the Archive experience. The Diversity Statement has been years in… Read more

Volunteer Recruiting: Internationalization & Outreach Staff

It’s time for another volunteer recruiting update. We’re still accepting applications for Testing Volunteers & Web Developer Staff for another four and a half hours (0000 UTC, May 28 – When is this in my timezone?).

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

  • Internationalization & Outreach Staff – Applications Due June 3rd

We have included more information regarding the 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@transformativeworks.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.