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The OTW is Recruiting for Translators and Media Outreach Liaisons

Are you interested in volunteering for the Organization for Transformative Works as a Media Outreach Liaison or a Translator?

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for & Abuse staff, Communications: Fanhackers staff, and Support staff!

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

  • Communications Committee – Media Outreach Liaison – closing 5 October 2016 UTC
  • Translator volunteers – closing 5 October 2016 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 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.


Communications Committee – Media Outreach Liaison

Communications staffers 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 publicity. The position of media outreach staffer would be a good fit for someone with an interest in new media and a knack for networking. Experience with public relations is ideal but not required.

Applications are due 5 October 2016


Translation volunteers

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 Arabic, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Kiswahili, Latvian, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovenian, Turkish, Vietnamese and Welsh—but help with other languages would be much appreciated.

(Please note that our Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Polish, European Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish teams are not accepting new members at this time.)

Applicants may be asked to translate and correct short text samples as part of the selection process.

More information about us can be found on the Translation committee page.

Applications are due 5 October 2016


Apply at the volunteering page!