DesigningSound.org is on the lookout for capable News Editors and Contributing Editors for our site.
The DesigningSound.org team is comprised of volunteers who contribute their time to enrich the global sound community. The site itself continues to be an add-free source of valuable information and insight on the topic of sound and does not generate any revenue. As such, these positions aren’t compensated financially but they aren’t without their perks.
The DesigningSound.org team is a supportive close-knit group of audio professionals with their collective fingers on innumerable pulses in the audio-verse. We look out for one another and many DS volunteers, past and present, owe their current standing to opportunities that came out of their generous contributions to the site. Also, as a representative of a highly respected community site, you’ll be endowed with special powers enabling you to approach generous industry luminaries or hither-too undiscovered talents to share their knowledge and words of wisdom with the greater community.
For News Editors: we’re looking for content aggregators who will keep up on interesting articles, editorials and library releases; providing “block quotes” from said content and links out to our friends and fellow conspirators in the community.
For Contributing Editors: we’re looking for more people to do what we already do. News, reviews, interviews and insights into the many sorts of multimedia audio we take part in. Interviews, editorials and articles all fall under the wheel-house of Contributing Editors which will require effort and time.
- Availability: The demands for the respective roles vary, but our volunteers typically expect to spend between 2 – 8 hours each month working on content for the site.
- Reliability: Whether you’re creating multiple short news items in a week as a News Editor or working on one long-format contribution for a monthly theme, we strive for a consistent level of contribution from our volunteers.
- Autonomy. We are looking for self-motivated and self-sufficient professionals who don’t need an ever watchful superior eye to motivate them.
How to apply:
Reach out by May 10th, 2016, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state in the email if you have a preference for a specific role and in less than 500 words, briefly discuss your background, why you wish to join the DS team and your current involvement (if any) within the audio community.
Though not required, we encourage you to include a writing example and feel free to point us towards your professional portfolio if you have one.