Make no mistake about it: I've loved my time here as part of BCB. The site is growing, the comments section is frequently a fun place to hang out and I've made some great friends here. With that said, I do have some other commitments and I occasionally need to leave the house without the site going dark until I get back. That's (possibly) where you come in.
I'm looking to recruit someone to manage the site on weekends when I'm away. Based on my experience, I'd say the job will probably take somewhere between 2 and 4 hours each weekend, with duties including:
- Producing one weekend roundup news post. Ideally it would be Mug-style post, but I'm willing to be flexible on that. I'm more than happy to share the tools I use for the Mug, if you're worried about where you'd find links.
- FanShotting breaking news and/or promoting FanShots to the front page. This doesn't usually take long. Check the major sources a few times a day to make sure we're not missing anything, and if we are, fix the issue.
Comment moderation. This issue doesn't come up very often, but occasionally someone crosses the line, a debate in the comments gets ugly or a troll/spammer stops by and someone needs to step in to keep things from getting out of hand.
- Posting Game Threads/Event threads. These can be as quick and easy or as involved as you want them to be, and can be scheduled in advance, so they're pretty easy.
The ideal candidate would be able to work many/most weekends. I can still handle some weekends if you need one off for whatever reason, but if you're only going to be able to do this once a month or less, you're probably not an ideal candidate.
This position is unpaid (sorry), but writing for this site can be a pretty unique opportunity if you make it one. Over 800,000 people have stopped by since the first of the year, and even during the offseason the site averages roughly 2000 readers per day, and has around 1600 followers on Twitter. You probably won't ever take home a paycheck here, but it's a good place to get your work out there and get recognized.
If you're interested, send me an email with your qualifications and/or a writing sample at FFGKyle[at]gmail.com. The next step from there will depend on the quality/quantity of applicants: there may be some kind of tryout process, I might just pick someone, or I might pick a bunch of someones.
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!