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The OTW is Recruiting Support Staff, Communications Staff, and Tag Wranglers

Are you fluent in a Chinese dialect? Do you want to help people use the AO3? Or would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

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

  • Communications Staff: Weibo Site Moderator – closing 04 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Support Staff – closing 04 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteers – closing 04 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC or until 80 applications have been received.
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteers (Chinese) – closing 04 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC or until 30 applications have been received.

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 Staff: Weibo Site Moderator

The Communications committee is recruiting a Weibo Site Moderator to manage the OTW’s presence on Weibo, the Chinese social networking site.

For this position, we require someone fluent in both English and a Chinese dialect who can read and write in Simplified Chinese. Being Weibo site moderator involves posting regularly on Weibo about topics related to the work of the OTW. It also involves interacting with Weibo users to help them find answers to their questions about the OTW’s projects. Additionally, it involves being the link between the OTW and the Weibo community, providing updates on trends and events within Chinese fan communities.

Communications is the main information distribution team for the OTW. We distribute information both internally to OTW personnel and externally to the general public, media, and fans. We also serve as the general first point of contact for those contacting the OTW.

The position of Weibo Site Moderator would be a good fit for someone who is an experienced social media moderator, is familiar with Weibo and the OTW, and has roughly 4-5 hours of available time throughout the week. If you’re interested in doing outreach to Chinese-language fandom communities, this is the position for you!

Applications are due 04 September 2019


Support Staff

If you’ve spent time figuring out how to make the Archive dance (or are willing to press the button to see what happens), are patient in the face of strange questions, can self-motivate, and are interested in helping your fellow fans, we would love to hear from you! The Support team is responsible for handling the feedback and requests for assistance we receive from users of the Archive. We answer users’ questions, help to resolve problems they’re experiencing, and pass on information to and from coders, testers, tag wranglers and other teams involved with the Archive.

Applications are due 04 September 2019


Tag Wrangling Volunteers

The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to keep the millions of tags on AO3 in some kind of order! 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 ABO 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 an experienced AO3 user 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 application form.

Please note: You must be 18+ in order to apply for this role. Additionally, 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.

While all wranglers need to be fluent in English, we welcome applicants who are also fluent in other languages, especially Chinese (中文), Russian (Русский), Spanish (Español), Italian (Italiano), Polish (Polski), Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Brazilian Portugese (Português Brasileiro), Korean (한국어), Thai (ไทย) and Hindi (हिन्दी).

Applications are due 04 September 2019 or until 80 applications have been received.


Tag Wrangling Volunteers (Chinese)

The Tag Wranglers are responsible for helping to keep the millions of tags on AO3 in some kind of order! 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 ABO 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 application form.

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 04 September 2019 or until 30 applications have been received.


Apply at the volunteering page!