Marketing Hiring: Graphics, TVT & Social Media/Tower Voice

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  1. Ariadne Davion

    Ariadne Davion Matron Mother of Mischief Aes Sedai

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    Here comes all the hirings! It's that time in the cycle and I can't wait to see what this new season yields. Take a moment and read through anythinig. Feel free to apply for one, or all! :D We love people! <3

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    Graphics Development Team

    Graphics Development Team positions are staff positions within the Department of Marketing. Position term length is six months. After six months, staff members may choose to remain on the team for another term, or to leave the team to pursue other opportunities (or 'real life'). The Graphics Development Team members report to the Project Manager and Director of Marketing.

    The Graphics Development Team is responsible for any and all official visual assets used on or in conjunction with TarValon.Net. These may include anything from logos, banners, icons, and web work to printed material, advertisements, and illustrations. We are looking for several people with a wide variety of visual/graphic design skills. Let us know what you have experience in, and what your preferences are for projects.

    The Graphics Development Team sometimes collaborate with each other on various projects, so applicants should be able to work well with a team of designers.

    Job Specifics
    • Create new visual assets for TarValon.Net (may be web-based or print-based)
    • Update existing visual assets as necessary
    • Offer critique on projects (be able to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback)
    • Work with team members to brainstorm and troubleshoot ideas
    • Work with other departments within TarValon.Net to manage their specific design needs
    Qualifications
    • Anyone of any rank or position may apply; there is no membership time limit.
    • Available to communicate about projects, without disappearing unexpectedly. LoAs are fine, of course, but we need a solid commitment to at least regular check-ins so we don't leave other departments hanging.
    • Must be experienced in any or all of the following areas: graphic design, interactive design, typography, illustration, or visual arts. All applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of work with their application, either in the form of a personal website, Coroflot site, a Photobucket album, a DeviantArt account, or equivalent. If you have questions about this, please feel free to contact me.
    • Must own some form of reliable graphic design software, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, Paint Shop Pro, or other. (please specify)
    • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment, and be able to give and receive constructive criticism from other team members.
    • Must be able to work with a deadline.

    Upcoming Projects for the GDT:
    • New "updated" Ajah & Company Smilies
    • Citizen's Logo Final Concept
    • Novice & Soldier Logo Draft Concepts
    • Event Logo's
    • Social Advertizing Images
    • Tarot & Playing Card Designs

    How to Apply
    Send an email to projectmanager@tarvalon.net,marketing@tarvalon.net and keeper@tarvalon.net with the subject set as "APPLICATION - GRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM - YOURNAMEHERE," detailing why you are qualified, with at least one sample of your work/writing/art and/or creative endeavors. While not a must, I would also like to invite you to include some possible ideas you would like to work on during your term.


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    TVT Staff

    This is a six-month staff position within the Department of Marketing. In this position you will create content for the Tar Valon Times. This content can come in a variety of formats, such as articles, regular columns, or art, limited only by your own creativity and the rules and regulations of TarValon.Net. As a staff member, you can both take on articles suggested by the TVT Editor and Assistant Editor, and come up with your own ideas. The Tar Valon Times offers a supportive environment in which to develop your own creativity.

    Job Specifics
    • Actively search for and share ideas that will be interesting and informative for TarValon.Net members. Articles can cover topics from the Wheel of Time, the Tar Valon community, reviews (books, TV shows, games, comics, films), or anything else you wish to write about, as long as it would be interesting to the membership in general. Unconventional ideas are quite welcome!
    • Contribute a minimum of 3 pieces of content during the term, or maintain a regular column for the duration.
    • Adhere to set deadlines, and communicate with the Editor and/or Assistant Editor if something occurs to prevent publication of your content.
    • Communicate regularly with the Editor and Assistant Editor regarding your work, their work, and anything that comes up during the course of your job.
    Qualifications
    • Anyone of any rank or position may apply; there is no membership time limit.
    • Facility with your chosen medium is a must; for example, if you write, you need to be able to do so clearly in English. Creative flair and a joy for writing and/or creating art are definitely awesome additions.
    • 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.

    Regarding the sample: Any sample which shows a proficient command of the English language in a writing situation or your creative abilities in another medium (like art) may be submitted. This could be an excerpt or a full article/paper, an essay you've written for school, art you have created, or projects you have worked on.

    The writing sample may be attached as a .doc, .txt or .pdf file, uploaded online with link provided, or just copied and pasted into your email at the bottom. A graphical sample may be emailed as an attachment, or you may supply a link to where it is hosted online.

    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," detailing why you are qualified, with at least one sample of your work/writing/art and/or creative endeavors. While not a must, I would also like to invite you to include some possible ideas you would like to work on during your term.


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    Social Marketing Team (Tower Voices)

    Description
    The Social Marketing Team (SMT) is responsible for marketing TarValon.Net to non-members (i.e. external marketing) through social media and other venues. The SMT will work with other staff on the site as needed, including the Graphics Development Team, the Tower Voices, the Department of Events and Conferences, and the Department of Community Outreach.

    Job Duties
    • Socializing and promoting TarValon.Net Inc at social events, such as DragonCon, JordanCon, etc. (This may include organizing a fansite table.)
    • Engaging Individuals through social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr.. (Does not include subjects attributed to the Tower Voice duties.)
    Not all duties are listed, but will be developed through the Team.

    Expectations
    • Must have been a member of TarValon.Net for at least 6 months. Open to any rank; citizen or above.
    • Activity level: 5+ hours on the boards per week, ideally 5-10 hours. Please indicate your time availability in your application.
    • Have an active desire to participate and attend social events, both Tower sanctioned or other. (i.e.. DragonCon, JordanCon)
    • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment.

    May Also include Tower Voice Duties

    Position Overview
    The Tower Voices are responsible for maintaining our Facebook and Twitter accounts for posting relevant TV.Net AND fantasy literature news. Voices also ensure that our social media outlets are used to help promote TarValon.Net to a wider audience.

    This position is also responsible for posting news content on the main site News on occasion. This position involves public interaction with both TV.Net members and the Wheel of Time fan community at large.

    The Tower Voices report to the Director of Marketing. Please note that this is a shared position (to help post news at all hours of the day). Enelya will still be one of our current Tower Voices, and the new Tower Voice will work closely with her.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    - Maintain our Facebook and Twitter feeds with relevant information (announcements from TarValon.Net; news from Tor and the WoT community; interact with fans as needed on Twitter especially)
    - Research and implement new social media/content for TarValon.Net
    - Work with the Graphics Development Team on any necessary graphics for news (i.e. Twitter themes, images for blog articles on the main site, etc.)
    - Write and post articles for the main Site News where appropriate; generally WoT news and major site news
    - Work with the External Marketing Coordinator and Director to help us reach new members via social media
    - Check official email regularly to ensure that all site news posting requests are acknowledged

    Requirements
    - Must have been a member in good standing for at least 6 months
    - Must be able to dedicate approximately 5 hours per week to this position
    - Must be able to access the boards and Facebook/Twitter frequently. If you only check Site Announcements once a week, this position is not for you. If you're always online, perhaps you're a good fit. We need someone who will be able to post news promptly.
    - Be interested in WoT news and the community at large -- whether that means you're also a member of Dragonmount, or you attend conferences, or you stalk Tor's Twitter account
    - Excellent familiarity with social media platforms and strategies
    - Good English grammar, spelling, and writing skills
    - Able to work with a team and a co-Voice
    - Ability/interest with social media analytics is a plus, but not required
    - Skills with haiku or limericks might prove useful as well
    - Ideal candidate will be in a time zone other than the co-Voice (Enelya). Since our membership is global, News may not always be posted at the most ideal time for all members, but we do strive to encompass our diversity as best we can. Also, having the Voices in different time zones ensures that post attempts will not clash with/override one another. However, being in the same time zone will not exclude you from eligibility.

    (This Role is being mutated under our new Social Marketing Manager)


    How to Apply
    Send an email to socialmedia@tarvalon.net, marketing@tarvalon.net and keeper@tarvalon.net with the subject set as "APPLICATION - SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM - YOURNAMEHERE," detailing why you interested in joining this team, and what sort of skills and ideas you want to bring to the table.



    If you have any questions about the position, the department, or other related things, please email marketing@tarvalon.net.



    We will be accepting applications through Sunday, November 30, 2015.​
     
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  2. Ashara Koh'inor

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    When is the deadline for the applications?
     
  3. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    At the very VERY bottom of the post it says the deadline is November 30. ^^
     
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    Thanks :), that's what I get for reading too fast too early in the morning (and not remembering to set the stupid clock back :look ).
     
  5. Ariadne Davion

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  6. Ariadne Davion

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    *bumps*

    These are three AMAZING teams that could really use a little lovin'. :D :waggle Marketing is the place to be, so come join us!
     
  7. Samarasin Tavaral

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    I think I'm a bit confused. Are you hiring people for the Social Marketing or Tower Voice? Or are the two positions now one? And also, what if you have the desire to attend events, but can't? Does that disqualify you from the position? :look
     
  8. Ariadne Davion

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    I've given Ne'Mireth a heads up about the Voice and Social Team, so its currently being re-worked to be used better. Once Ne'Mireth and her team have sorted out the needs of the position and the team, I'l have a better hiring post next time. ;) If you want to specifically be a Voice, just say in your application!

    And nope! Not attending social events does not disqualify you from this position at all!!
     
  9. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    Come on everyone, apply for the Tar Valon Times - you know you want to! My team is fabulous to work with and so am I. :p
     
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    It is known. :|
     
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    Nothing to see here... :shifty
     
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    Are you Team Social? Team Graphic? or Team TVT? Or all of them?

    Come apply!! These are fantastic roles, especially for both new, old and all members in between! :D
     
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    Are you Team Social? Team Graphic? or Team TVT? Or all of them?

    Come apply!! These are fantastic roles, especially for both new, old and all members in between! :D
     
  17. Elyss Koh'inor

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    Question: For the subject of the application email, do you use your tower name or RL name? I'm assuming tower name but I want to be sure.
     
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    Tower name ^^
     
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    Thank you! :D
     
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    Just a week-ish left!
     
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