The Tar Valon Times is hiring!

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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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    Now is a great time to join the Tar Valon Times team! We're about to transition to a blog format with articles being released throughout the month. We're adding more WoT-themed content. We're looking for ways to engage with readership outside of TV.Net. And we'd love to have your energy and ideas on the team!

    The term begins on May. 1 and applications will be accepted until April 30. (Note: Terms normally run June-November and December through May, however we're hiring a month early since I'm getting married next month and will be on a short LoA.)

    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 April 30, 2018.
    Check out the 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, including 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:
    7 months
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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:
    7 months

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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: 7 months (for monthly column) or 1 year or (bi-monthly column)

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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: 7 months
     
  2. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    :omg
     
  3. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    This is a really, really fantastic way to help the site, ESPECIALLY this term. It also counts as a JM contribution and Maibella is the bomb.

    Sooo... if you're even a little bit interested, please apply! :joy
     
  4. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    :fistbump I've had ideas bouncing around for a while now. It's definitely on my to-do list. :giggle
     
  5. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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

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    Plus we all get to work for Ninya (Director of Marketing) who is fabulous. :D So yes, everyone who has ever even fleetingly considered this should apply! And if you haven't considered it before, definitely think about it now. :D
     
  6. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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

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    Just a few more days until the deadline! Get your applications in asap!
     
  7. Syera Faelron

    Syera Faelron Aes Sedai

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    Papers please!
     
  8. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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

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    UPDATE: Deadline is extended a few days since RL is crazy for me right now. Applications will be accepted until May 5. Official announcement of new TVT staff will come a few days after that. Sorry for the delay folks!
     
  9. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    Marketing is awesome fun to work in (if I do say so myself). We have a pretty tight Departmental community and Maibella is boss as Editor. There are no downsides to joining us if you like to make stuff for the site and/or fandom! :joy
     
  10. Jahily al'Karee

    Jahily al'Karee Resident Citizen Mayor

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    Yes! The TVT is great fun and Maihily is fantastic!! ^^
     
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