The OTW is Recruiting for Fanlore and Translation Volunteers

Do you have an interest in fandom history or in fannish culture and the different tropes, ships, communities and viewpoints that make up fandom? Are you interested in social media, community management or outreach? Would you like to moderate fannish social media accounts? Would you like to help keep the Fanlore Discord server a lively and welcoming place? Are you fluent in a language other than English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

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

  • Fanlore Discord Moderator Volunteer – closing 28 February 2024 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications]
  • Fanlore Outreach Analyst Volunteer – closing 28 February 2024 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications]
  • Fanlore Social Media & Outreach Volunteer – closing 28 February 2024 at 23:59 UTC [or after 40 applications]
  • Fanlore Social Media Moderator Volunteer – closing 28 February 2024 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications]
  • Translation Volunteer – closing 28 February 2024 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.

Fanlore Discord Moderator Volunteer

Are you interested in community management? Do you enjoy chatting with fans about fannish history and fandom in general? Do you like helping people answer questions about wiki editing? The Fanlore team needs Discord moderators to help Fanlore editors connect with each other, answer questions, and run our quarterly editing chats.

The Fanlore editing community on our Discord server documents fandom history, engages in challenges and editing chats, and works on editing Fanlore together. We need your help to keep the server a lively and welcoming place. If you think you might enjoy that, come and join us!

Applications will close on 28 February 2024 or after 30 applications are received.

Fanlore Outreach Analyst Volunteer

Would you like to help Fanlore reach more fans and reach new editors? Do you have a background in digital marketing or social media strategy? If so, we need your help! The Fanlore team needs analysts to research Fanlore’s social media environment and fan internet activity surrounding Fanlore editing. Analysts will draft reports and strategies to help us reach more fans and potential editors. We have a lot of amazing fan history and fandom content, and a team creating promotional posts and graphics for social media, but we need your help to develop our social media strategy.

If you think you might enjoy that, come and join us!

As part of our application process, candidates who pass the initial review will also be asked to create a sample social media post for Fanlore consisting of a 280-character tweet and a 100-word Tumblr post promoting a Fanlore article. Further directions will be given upon applying.

Applications will close on 28 February 2024 or after 30 applications are received.

Fanlore Social Media & Outreach Volunteer

Do you have an interest in fandom history, or in fannish culture and the different tropes, ships, communities and viewpoints that make up fandom? Are you interested in social media, community management or outreach? The Fanlore committee is recruiting for Social Media & Outreach volunteers!

Fanlore Social Media & Outreach volunteers are responsible for writing and editing Fanlore’s promotional posts on social media, planning and running Fanlore’s editing challenges, maintaining Fanlore’s social media channels, and thinking of ways to reach out to and engage with new corners of fandom.

No extensive experience required—only reliability, teamwork, good communication skills, and an interest in fandom and Fanlore in particular. Join us!

As part of our application process, candidates who pass the initial review will also be asked to create a sample social media post for Fanlore consisting of a 280-character tweet and a 100-word Tumblr post promoting a Fanlore article. Further directions will be given upon applying.

Applications will close on 28 February 2024 or after 40 applications are received.

Fanlore Social Media Moderator Volunteer

Are you an experienced user of a social media platform such as Tumblr, Bluesky, or Twitter/X? Do you enjoy interacting with fans about fannish history and fandom in general? The Fanlore team needs social media moderators to manage Fanlore’s presence on social media platforms, reblogging a range of posts of relevance and interest to Fanlore editors, interacting with users on the site, and passing questions along to the rest of the Fanlore team.

If you think you might enjoy that, come and join us!

As part of our application process, candidates who pass the initial review will also be asked to select two social media posts on the relevant social media platform for reblogging/retweeting/reposting onto Fanlore social media and write 2-3 sentences explaining the decision. Further directions will be given upon applying.

Applications will close on 28 February 2024 or after 30 applications are received.

Translation Volunteer

If you enjoy working collaboratively, if you’re fluent in a language other than English, if you’re passionate about the OTW and its projects, and want to help us reach more fans all around the world, working with Translation might be for you!

Translation volunteers help make the OTW and its projects accessible to a wider global audience. We work on translating content by the OTW and its projects from English to other languages, such as site pages, news posts, AO3 FAQs and AO3 Support emails. (However, we do not translate fanworks.)

We really need volunteers who speak Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Marathi, Persian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Thai, Turkish and Welsh—but help with other languages would be much appreciated. If you’re interested in starting a team for a language we don’t have yet, you’re very welcome to!

(Please note that our Catalan, Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese teams are not accepting new members at this time. If you are fluent in one of these languages and interested in volunteering, please consider volunteering for another team within the organization instead.)

Applicants will be asked to translate and correct short text samples and will be invited to a chatroom interview as part of the selection process. More information about us can be found on the Translation committee page.

Applications will close on 28 February 2024.

Apply at the volunteering page!

If you have further questions, please contact us.

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