If you’re in the mood to dedicate some time to volunteering, we’re looking for people to fill the positions below. Please apply only if you are serious, will do your job, and will let us know in the event you no longer wish to participate. Write for details.
The Analytics Editor will determine the demographics of the Rending the Veil readership, and devise the most effective and appropriate ways to market various aspects of the site to our readers. This position will work as – or hand in hand with, depending on availability of an additional volunteer – the Advertising Editor, as per the description below. Analytics Editor is the volunteer position most urgently in need of being filled, and should be filled by someone with an understanding of SEO, PPC advertising, advertising alternatives, et al. Apply for this position.
Forum Moderators will be responsible for policing the RTV forums, initially as a whole and then, as it grows, assigned to various sub-forums as needed. When a full staff of Moderators is in place, a Senior Mod or Mods will be appointed. This position is in urgent need of a volunteer, preferably one who is willing to promote the forums in other places (as permitted). Forum Moderators must be experienced magicians (at the very least in the sub-forums they wish to be assigned to) who can moderate diplomatically. References may be required, and maturity and moderator experience are big pluses. Apply for this position.
Assistant Web Designers and Programmers
Assistant Web Designers and Programmers will aid Sheta in creating and designing new sections of the site. Web Designers will aid in visual design, and Programmers will work on back end, WordPress-compatible plugins and add-ons that will aid the integration of the galleries and other expansions. Apply for Web Desinger position. Apply for Programmer position.
The Security Specialist will be responsible for hack-proofing the site as it grows. Only experienced people need apply, and be prepared to show references and undergo at least one interview, despite the fact that this is also a volunteer and not a paid position (until such time as we are actually solvent). Apply for this position.
Advertising Editor (to come)
The Advertising Editor(s) will be in charge of finding websites that would be of interest to the RTV readers, and soliciting them for ads. This includes collection and management of ad text and/or graphics, supervising the appropriate ad content and size, and working in tandem with the Analytics Editor, above. This position would also include checking out the websites of anyone coming to us and asking for ad space. Apply for this position.
The Submissions Editor will be in charge of soliciting new material for each issue. This would include reminding the current contributors of deadlines (both columnists and non-columnists), gathering contributions, and forwarding them to the managing editors, after which we will assign them to content editors. This also includes posting deadlines in pertinent forums that welcome such postings. At a later date, if necessary, this position will break down into sectors such as columns, articles, fiction, etc. Apply for this position.
The Art Editor will be in charge of soliciting and gathering artists of all types for a) art and photography columns and submissions and b) gallery placement and commission sales, negotiating terms (if necessary), and possibly expediting orders or facilitating between customer and artist. Apply for this position.
Senior Art Gallery Editor (to come)
The Senior Art Gallery Editor will be in charge of assisting new and existing artists with their gallery accounts, maintaining the galleries according to (upcoming) RTV Gallery guidelines and terms, ensuring that customers and artists achieve a successful conclusion to their transaction, and possibly a bookkeeping aspect, working with fees and commissions for the site as a whole. (Specifics will be determined later.) Apply for this position.
The Poetry Editor will review poetry submissions and work with poets to improve their work for publication. Poetry Editor should have a working knowledge of the various types and requirements of poetry, yet not be closed to free verse if it is appropriate and competent. Apply for this position.
File Conversion Editors
A) We have openings for volunteers to help in formatting archived and future issues as .pdf files. Apply for .pdf File Conversion Editor position.
We also have openings for Video Editors and Converters, who will take raw video files and edit them to highest quality and appropriate formats. See more details in the Video Performer section below. Apply for Video Editor/Converter position.
Video Performers – experienced magicians only, please – will create (using a webcam, videocam, or other means of recording video) videos demonstrating various magical exercises and rituals. These videos will be available for download and/or on DVD. Videos will be converted to appropriate file types for the media involved, and will be edited for highest possible quality. This position will only be open once the Video Editor and Converter position(s) are filled. Apply for this position.
Content editors review submissions prior to deadlines, ensure any submission research is properly done and accurate, find areas in need of clarification or elaboration, and make sure that all references are cited with all information included. This includes working back and forth with the writer of the piece, or with Sheta (as needed), to expedite preparation for publication. Specific guidelines for editors are provided. Content editor will edit the submission, return it to the author for revisions, receive it back and look it over one more time, then send it to the assigned Copy Editor. Apply for this position.
Copy Editors (Proofreaders)
Prior to issue publication, copy editors proofread for spelling errors, punctuation errors, etc. that Content Editors may have missed. This can include working with the writer of the piece, or with Sheta, to expedite preparation for publication. This is the final polish before the piece is published. Apply for this position.
The Publicity Editor will be in charge of promoting and advertising the site in magical communities and forums (as permitted) to generate more readers and contributors. This may also include taking out paid ads (paid for with RTV petty cash) in places that seem promising. Apply for this position.
These Editors will create the Featured Content rotating images on the front page of each issue, and other art assignments as needed. Applications should include links to your work. Artists retain copyright for their work, except in cases of logos and other images specific to the Rending the Veil brand. Apply for this position.
This Columnist/Editor will be responsible for soliciting interesting or pertinent questions from readers, assigning said questions to a variety of staff writers (or writing answers hirself), and gathering the responses for a monthly column. This column will likely form the basis of the FAQ. Alternately, an individual may volunteer to take on the job of creating a full FAQ for the site, with submitted content to undergo the usual editing process. Apply for this position.
Revised 22 April 2013