Hi! Do you sit on Autostraddle all day long? Did you notice that the link to Hanne Blank’s Rumpus essay was actually a link to Riese’s mother’s chocolate caramel matzoh crunch recipe in Friday’s TIRTL 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/Modterns!
Here’s the situation: Bren got an actual job earlier this year, which required Community Managarette Carrie to take over a large chunk of Bren’s Editorial Assistant Duties. Our other Community Managerette, Lemon, got an actual job too and is therefore not able to mod/manage. So Carrie’s time is now spread really thin and she’s not able to keep an eye on absolutely everything all the time (while also holding down her own full-time actual job).
Thus, we’re looking for two or three good Community Managers who are able to commit to various extended periods of time monitoring our vibrant community.
***We are really really really really looking especially for ladies who are not cisgender and/or not white to apply for these positions***
We require one of the mods to be on American timezones, and hope we can also find another mod to keep an eye on the site while we’re sleeping — I believe this includes basically every continent besides North and South America.
Your duties will include:
+ Monitoring comment boards obsessively 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
+ Alerting us about site errors or other technical problems
+ Communicating quickly and respectfully with authors of flaming posts to ensure moderation is being executed the way they’d like it to be.
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
+ Loyal, discreet and honest
+ A masochist
+ An independent, confident thinker
+ Well-versed in what is offensive and what isn’t
+ 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!
+ Automatic spot at A-Camp and the opportunity to apply to be on the A-Camp Team
+ 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, or writing things
+ 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 and a link to your Autostraddle member profile.
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.