Application: Fanlore Graphics Designer

Position Title: Fanlore Graphics Designer

Organization name: Organization for Transformative Works

Committee/Workgroup/Volunteer Pool: Fanlore Committee

Reports to: Fanlore Committee Chair

Time Requirements: Flexible, 2-3 hours per week

Term: 1 Year

Role overview: Fanlore Graphics Designers design graphics for Fanlore’s outreach initiatives (e.g. social media features, editing challenges, infographics, visual tutorials) and work closely with Fanlore’s Social Media & Outreach team to devise ways of reaching out to new corners of fandom. They may also be called upon to help reformat and modify images uploaded to Fanlore.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create graphics to be published on Fanlore’s social media channels, primarily Twitter and Tumblr.
  • Create graphics (such as banners and badges) for Fanlore’s editing challenges.
  • Contribute ideas and initiatives to increase Fanlore’s social media presence and outreach, with a focus on graphics and/or visuals.
  • Attend regular meetings and participate in discussions.
  • Reformat and modify images uploaded to Fanlore upon request (e.g. blurring image sections to comply with identity protection requests).
  • Follow Fanlore graphics policies.

Experience

  • Experience with graphic design (including fanart, manips, Tumblr layouts or other visual fanworks) required.
  • Social media experience highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the Fanlore wiki is desirable, but not required.

Skills and attributes

  • Reliability; ability to work within a set deadline.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flair for collaboration and working as part of a team.
  • Ability to both receive and give constructive criticism pertaining to graphics.
  • Willingness to learn about the OTW, Fanlore, and our policies and procedures.
  • Must read and agree to Fanlore’s graphics guidelines.