Hiring for NEW POSITIONS at the Tar Valon Times!

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  1. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    The times they are a-changin’ at the Tar Valon Times! We’re working closely with the Social Marketing Team to revamp our content and our delivery to better reach our target audience, which includes site members and the WoT fandom at large. We’d love for you to be a part of our new team!

    The term begins on Dec. 1 so get your applications in quickly!

    Qualifications
    • Anyone of any rank or position may apply; there is no membership time limit.
    • Experience with writing and/or creating art is a plus but not required.
    • Ability to dedicate the necessary time to complete your contributions to the TVT is mandatory.
    How to Apply
    • Send an email to editor@tarvalon.net, marketing@tarvalon.net and keeper@tarvalon.net with the subject set as "APPLICATION - TVT STAFF - YOURNAMEHERE."
    • Tell us what makes you perfect for the TVT team!
    • Include at least one sample of your work/writing/art and/or creative endeavors.
    • In your application please include which of the positions listed below you are applying for.
    • Applications are due by Nov. 30, 2017.
    Check out the new positions below!

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    Content Creator: WoT-themed
    • Do you love The Wheel of Time?
    • Have you ever had a conversation about why a particular character is over- or under-rated?
    • Do you know all sorts of obscure facts from the books?
    • Do you have a passion for WoT fashion?
    • Do you like to “stir the pot” by making a statement about a WoT topic and watching everyone get up in arms about it?
    • If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, then WE WANT YOU!
    Tasks: Develop WoT-themed content for the new blog-style Tar Valon Times, including memes, images, Top 10 lists, articles similar in style to those found on BuzzFeed, recipes, etc. Articles can be brief, image-only content, or more in-depth – there’s no limit to what you can do! We have an abundance of resources in our Library and Classroom to help spark ideas for topics, and we have a great team to collaborate with and bounce ideas off of.

    Commitment: Create a minimum of one article per month, due by the 15th of each month.
    Term: 6 months
    # of Positions: max 3

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    Content Creator: Site News and Events
    • What’s going on at TarValon.Net? It is your job to find out and report on it!
    Tasks: Main topics include JordanCon, Anni, and Fall Ball recaps (you don’t need to attend the event to write about it), including results of outreach/fundraising. Other topics include our annual fundraiser, free weeks, and some local events. Also includes the monthly recap of site happenings.

    Commitment: Create a minimum of one article per event (generally one per month, though sometimes there will be more or less in a given month) plus the monthly site recap
    Term: 6 months
    # of Positions: 1

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    Content Creator: Columnist
    • Do you have a lot to say about a specific topic? This is the place for you!
    Tasks: Write a themed column/series on a topic of your choice, with the approval of the Editor - examples of previous columns include “off-the-grid living”, “book reviews”, and “behind the scenes of Anni planning”

    Commitment: Consistently create one article every month or every other month, as approved by the Editor
    Term: 6 months (for monthly column) or 1 year or (bi-monthly column)
    # of Positions: max 4

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    Content Creator: General Interest
    • Are you interested in writing for the TVT but don’t know exactly what you want to write about? We have a place for you too!
    Tasks: Write articles on topics of your choice, as approved by the editor. Also write monthly Member Spotlight articles (interviews with site members).

    Commitment: Write monthly Member Spotlight article, plus consistently create one other article every month or every other month
    Term: 6 months
    # of Positions: max 2
     
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  2. Nebka Galyn

    Nebka Galyn Knight of the Glitterati Aes Sedai

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  3. Elanda Tonil

    Elanda Tonil Aes Sedai Survey Project Manager Forum Moderator

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    What's the application deadline, and when do the terms start?
     
  4. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    @Elanda Tonil Oops, sorry to include that! Applications are due by Nov. 30 and the term starts on Dec. 1. I'm updating the first post with that info now. ^^
     
  5. Analiese Sinclaer

    Analiese Sinclaer Gaidin Company Commander of San d'ma Shadar

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    This sounds like fun!
     
  6. Elanda Tonil

    Elanda Tonil Aes Sedai Survey Project Manager Forum Moderator

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    Thank you! :D
     
  7. Sarramy Valtiele

    Sarramy Valtiele Aes Sedai

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    I normally am not interested in writing positions but I an intrigued by the general content position. Before I decide to apply or not though, I have a question about the types of content that is desired. Other than NSFW and other content that is not appropriate on TV in general, are there any subjects that would be considered off limits for the general content position?
     
  8. Analiese Sinclaer

    Analiese Sinclaer Gaidin Company Commander of San d'ma Shadar

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    When you say a sample, would an example of what we would write for the chosen position be what yall are looking for? Like a mock article or piece?
     
  9. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    @Analiese Sinclaer You can do that if you'd like, or you can send something you've written in the past. It doesn't have to be WoT-related, it just has to show that you are able to write well (good grammar, creativity, etc.). :)
     
  10. Analiese Sinclaer

    Analiese Sinclaer Gaidin Company Commander of San d'ma Shadar

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    *nods* Yes Ma'am. Thank you for the clarification.
     
  11. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    @Sarramy Valtiele Sorry, I didn't see your question until just now. Other than the normal site guidelines, there aren't any hard-and-fast rules for what can and cannot be included in general content. That being said, all articles do need to be approved by me. If you have some thoughts on things you might want to write about but aren't sure if they are appropriate, please send me an email at editor@tarvalon.net so we can discuss before you decide whether or not to apply.
     
  12. Sarramy Valtiele

    Sarramy Valtiele Aes Sedai

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    Sounds good, Maibella Sedai. :) Thanks!
     
  13. Chalisea t'Venatrix

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    Commenting to find later. :D
     
  14. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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  15. Chalisea t'Venatrix

    Chalisea t'Venatrix Aes Sedai

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    Doing me a bit of a frighten there, Maibella. :lol
     
  16. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    At least you'll know what you're getting into if you choose to apply. ;)
     
  17. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Based on your language, I now want you to be a columnist who produces monthly memes. Because those are totally articles.
     
  18. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    This. SO MUCH this. :lol
     
  19. Chalisea t'Venatrix

    Chalisea t'Venatrix Aes Sedai

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    I live and breathe memes, so I definitely think I can grant that request. :D Let me get my application together. :lol

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  20. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    :joy :joy :joy
     
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