Hi! Do you sit on Autostraddle all day long? Did you notice that the Top Ten Best Candy Situations post had a sentence containing the word “drus” instead of “drugs” for a good solid 12 hours and did you wish you could’ve fixed it yourself? Do you find yourself attempting to peacekeep during flame wars, rather than further stoke the fire?
Do you like doing things for free and being part of The Revolution?
Well, then you could be one of our new Community Managers!
We’re looking for one or two good Community Managers who are able to commit to various extended periods of time monitoring our vibrant community.
Your duties will include:
+ Monitoring comment boards for hate speech and other bullshit
+ When necessary, guiding mature discussion on comment threads and in groups/forums
+ Fixing self-reported errors and image embeds for commenters
+ Reading posts for spelling/grammar errors and fixing any you find or any that are pointed out by other readers (all our posts are copyedited prior to publication but somehow shit slips through just the same)
+ Adding links to posts
+ Alerting us about site errors or other technical problems
+ Performing some social media outreach
+ Helping to coordinate meet-up weeks
+ Possibly other secret duties
You should be:
+ A familiar face/gravatar in the AS community
+ Someone who has been reading AS for 1-3 years (or is familiar enough with AS’s last 1-3 years to convince us that you’ve been here all this time)
+ A spelling/grammar/fact-checking wizard
+ Competent at basic HTML
+ Competent at some kind of blogging platform (ideally wordpress, but if not then it’ll be easy to teach you wordpress if you already know about blogger or something of that nature)
+ Loyal, discreet and honest
+ A masochist
+ A resident of a state/country that is on American time zones
+ An independent, confident thinker
+ Able to commit to at least two entire days of consistent monitoring (However, as this isn’t an actual paid position, if you like, have a doctors appointment or a weird work schedule that week or you run your car into a tree or have finals or are giving birth or are going on a vacation to Halifax, it’s fine, you can be released from your duties whenever you need to be, it’s NBD.)
You will get:
+ Gay pride!
+ Free or discounted merchandise
+ Something to put on your résumé. [you can discuss with us what you see this being/if there’s anything you need to learn]
+ Recommendations/References for whatever
+ A working knowledge of wordpress
+ A chance to grow the role/”make it your own,” can look into pitching more ideas about developing AS’s community if you so desire
+ Possibly other secret things
If you’re interested in this coveted position, please email Laneia, cc Riese & Rachel (via [name]@autostraddle[dot]com).
Explain why/how you meet the qualifications and also give us your availability. Be honest/realistic. Attach a résumé.
Decisions will be made based on your schedule/availability and whether or not you meet all of the qualifications. If we receive more qualified applicants than there are hours in the day, we’ll literally just pick out of a hat because we love you too much to play favorites.