Hiring for NEW POSITIONS in SOCIAL MEDIA!

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  1. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai

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    As with the Tar Valon Times, the Social Marketing Team is undergoing some changes, and I'm looking for quite a few people to fill positions on the team, which are all detailed below.

    I want to preface all of this by saying that the number one requirement that I have of people on the team is that they be active in the forum and in coming up with ideas for social media going forward. If you're at least somewhat interested and know you'd be active - even if you don't necessarily have all of the qualifications - I would like to see your application.

    All positions in the department are non-rotating Staff positions. My goal is to form a small team that works well together, replacing people as needed. People are free to leave at any time if they find that they can't dedicate the appropriate amount of time or have lost interest, but I want us to work together to propel TarValon.Net into having an active Social Media presence.

    Qualifications for all positions
    • Applicants must be a member in good standing for at least three months.
    • Applicants must be passionate about our site and the Wheel of Time community at large.
    • If you are serving in one of the Social Network Moderator positions, you will also be part of the Brainstorming Team, so please make sure to read that description as well! You can also apply for only the Brainstorming Team, if you desire.
    • If you are working as part of a team managing one of the platforms, know that you will be working together as a team, and you will need to divide duties between each other.
    Additionally, the in being on the Social Marketing Team, you will also have access to the Tar Valon Times and the Department of Marketing forums. This is so we can work as a Department as a whole and know what everyone else is working on instead of just working in our own little pocket teams.

    Social Network Moderator: Facebook
    We will be spending a majority of our time on Facebook, as it has an established Wheel of Time community that we can tap into, and Facebook's demographics match ours fairly well, so we're hoping to see a large return on investment. We have a good relationship with established groups and share our content through them.

    The Facebook team will be responsible for creating, scheduling, and sharing posts on our Facebook page. They will also be responsible for doing a bit of data analysis and figuring out what people on Facebook like to see, and then creating more content to meet our needs. I would like to have people across various time zones to make sure that we're available 24/7. There will also be a lot of time spent looking at groups and seeing what works for them and seeing if we can make it work for us.

    Qualifications
    • Must be able to dedicate 3-5 hours to the position per week.
    • Must have a personal Facebook account.
    • Must be knowledgeable about Facebook Pages (having run a page or group in the past is a bonus, but not a requirement)
    I am looking for 2-3 people for this team.



    Social Network Moderator: Instagram
    We have an active presence on Instagram, and everything we post on Instagram is graphic related. The people on this team will be responsible for scheduling posts to be shared on Instagram. At this time, there isn't anything that we share exclusively to Instagram, but we are looking at changing that.

    Qualifications
    • Must be able to dedicate 2-3 hours to the position per week.
    • Must be knowledgeable about Instagram and their trends.
    • A knowledge of hashtags is a plus!
    I am looking for 1-2 people to be on this team.



    Social Network Moderator: Tumblr
    We have a presence on Tumblr that's a bit separated from the rest of our presences on other social media accounts, as Tumblr is run a bit differently than anything else. Tumblr runs 24/7, and the more content and Wheel of Time things that we share, the better.

    Qualifications
    • Must be able to dedicate 3-5 hours to the position per week.
    • Must be knowledgeable about Tumblr (I cannot stress this enough, as Tumblr is a very specific beast that requires specific knowledge)
    I am looking for 1-2 people for this team.



    Social Network Moderator: Pinterest
    As with Tumblr, Pinterest is run a bit differently than the other networks. It's mostly going to be trawling for content and saving them to various boards. Pinterest isn't quite the place where we'll be actively recruiting members, but it is a great source for content that we can share on other platforms.

    Qualifications
    • Must be able to dedicate 2-3 hours to the position per week.
    • Must have a cursory knowledge of Pinterest. It's relatively easy to learn, but if you kind of know what you're doing already, it'll be easier.
    I am looking for 1-2 people for this team.



    Brainstorming Team
    This is going to be the backbone of the team. While we need people to execute the content on various platforms, we first need to get that content. This is going to require a lot of searching online for things that are of interest to the Wheel of Time community at large and then sharing them with the Social Marketing Team to look at and decide if it's worth sharing to the community at large through our Social Media.

    In addition to looking for existing content, you need to be able to help the team come up with new Wheel of Time content! We're going to be creating lists, maybe doing some brackets, and a bunch of other things in an attempt to get some new members in the door and to get our name out there.

    Qualifications
    • Must be able to dedicate 3-5+ hours to the position per week
    • Have specific interest in one (or more) of the following:
      • Wheel of Time
      • Brandon Sanderson's works
      • Epic Fantasy
    • Must be a creative thinker and be able to come up with ideas for fresh, new content'
    I am looking for 3-5+ people for this team.



    If you are interested in any of these positions, please email socialmedia@tarvalon.net, marketing@tarvalon.net, and keeper@tarvalon.net with the subject "Application - Social Marketing Team (Position) - Your Name" no later than DECEMBER 21ST. If you have any questions, please ask them here or email/PM me.

    I look forward to seeing your applications!
     
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  2. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai

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    Hey everyone! I've received some great applications, but we're still looking for more people to join the team!

    If you're at all interested or have any questions, please send an email!
     
  3. Murasaki al'Aevon

    Murasaki al'Aevon Gaidin

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    Considering it... maybe I'd be more active?
     
  4. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai

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    You basically get credit for being on social media all day, or tossing out random ideas, so I don't see how it's not a win, personally.
     
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    No Twitter?
     
  6. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    At this time, we do not have an active presence on Twitter, as we're not sure if there's a market that we can tap into there for marketing ourselves or garnering information from them.

    However, if you have ideas that you'd like to share, or even if you'd like the position created and think you'd be a good fit, please send in an email and it is something that we will definitely consider.
     
  7. Murasaki al'Aevon

    Murasaki al'Aevon Gaidin

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    Only thing is that social media is blocked at work. So I can't cheat the company. Bahaa
     
  8. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    Hey everyone!

    We've received some amazing applications so far, but we're still looking for several more people to help out in the following: Facebook, Tumblr, and Brainstorming Team.

    If you would like to apply for one of the other positions, please reach out as well! We've received a lot of applications, but are always looking for more!

    Applications are due Thursday, December 21st.
     
  9. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    One more day to apply! If you're at all interested, please shoot us an email!
     
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    Thank you so much for your applications, everyone! Emails will be going out shortly, and look for an announcement of the 2018 Social Media Team!
     
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