Hiring: Tar Valon Times Assistant Editor

Discussion in 'Hiring' started by Alenya Al'Roran, Nov 19, 2020 at 2:12 PM.

  1. Alenya Al'Roran

    Alenya Al'Roran Aes Sedai Director of Marketing

    Jun 27, 2018
    Groveland, FL
    Firstly, a big thank you to Kyla Sterling for over four years of service in this position and even longer as a writer for the TVT. Kyla has given a great deal of heart and time to her position and I am glad that I had the opportunity to work with her. With Kyla’s departure from the TVT and Assistant Editorship I am opening applications for a new Assistant Editor of the Tar Valon Times.

    The Assistant Editor position will be from this point forward on a 12 month rotation. This rotation will hopefully enable a greater number of people to serve and gain experience in this role.

    Time served as Assistant Editor counts towards the Staff Merit. All published items written during their term will count towards the Reporter Merit.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Communicate with TVT staff to ensure that all article/publishing deadlines are met.
    • Is a TVT staff member and contributes at least one publishable item per month.
    • Proofread/edit TVT content prior to publishing and/or format TVT content in WordPress prior to publishing.
    • Assist the Editor in archiving published TVT content to the Tower Library.
    • Collaborate with the Editor on new content ideas on a regular basis.
    • Steps in to act as Editor when the Editor is unavailable, under the direction of the Director of Marketing.
    • Maintain communication with the TVT Editor as needed.
    • Must be a member in good standing. There is NO rank requirement for this position.
    • Working knowledge of wiki formatting OR be willing to learn.
    • Working knowledge of WordPress OR be willing to learn.
    • Must be able to contribute a minimum of one item (not necessarily a written piece) for publication per month.
    • Be tactful and considerate when providing feedback and edits to fellow staff members.
    Time Commitment

    Must be willing to spend 4-6 hours a week at this position. The ability to check on the TVT Staff Boards on a regular basis is a necessity for this position.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please send an email with the subject “APPLICATION - ASSISTANT EDITOR - YOUR NAME” to editor@tarvalon.net, marketing@tarvalon.net, and keeper@tarvalon.net detailing your interest in the position, any ideas you have for the Tar Valon Times and why you would be a good fit.

    For those who are not currently members of the Tar Valon Times team please include two writing samples. Any two samples which show a proficient command of the English language may be submitted. Existing TVT team members do not need to provide samples unless they would like to.

    Applications are due December 1, 2020.

    Note: Due to the changing nature of the Tar Valon Times more than one person may be hired in this capacity.

    If you have any questions regarding the hiring process, job requirements/expectations please feel free to ask them here or contact @Aleita Taviah directly via PM or email (editor@tarvalon.net).
  2. Kyla Sterling

    Kyla Sterling Evil Overlord Aes Sedai Assistant TVT Editor

    Jan 11, 2004
    Peoria, IL, USA
    She - Her
    You should totally apply! It's a great position, helped make me a better writer and got me out of my hidey-hole for a bit. Plus you get to work with Aleita, who is awesomesauce. :D
  3. Jahily al'Karee

    Jahily al'Karee Resident Citizen Mayor

    Sep 7, 2012
    Texas, USA
    She - Her
    Kyla thank you so much for serving in this role for many years!! ^^

    good luck applicants!