Ground Floor Opportunity

October 17, 2013 by  
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Ground Floor Opportunity

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Edit to Add: Okay, these names and roles are evolving, and I don’t know the terms that people prefer in these roles, so I thought a little humor would be acceptable when I chose the term “guru.” But someone made a remark somewhere else that made me feel completely idiotic for using it, so either suggest something or deal with my new choice. /edit

Get in on the ground floor in a unique opportunity as Rending the Veil begins its transition from hobby to actual business. Lend your skills and help us create something unlike anything else on the web! We need qualified individuals in all positions below, to lead their blooming departments as we grow. Along with those listed, we are seeking individuals interested in Magick in Theory & Practice, our peer-reviewed research area and our ritual testing area. These are still in the concept stages, moreso than those below.

RTV seriously needs volunteers for these positions. They are current as of October 14, 2013. Please apply only if you are serious, will do your agreed job, and will let us know in the event you no longer wish to participate. Write for details. Pick out a position and volunteer today!

Social Media Tech

The Social Media Tech will compose relevant, regular, and interactive content to Facebook, Twiiter, and any other social media conduits we create — on official RTV accounts and with impeccably professional conduct. (This will likely break into multiple positions once we are properly setup and rolling along.) Social Media Tech also works with Chief Editor on the most effective ways to utilize social media, such as suggesting FB-only sales. This position should be filled by someone diurnal.

Practitioner Liaison

The Practitioner Liaison will maintain complete and accurate practitioner records including but not limited to: RTV official paperwork, client appointments and payments, schedules and availability times. This position includes communicating with practitioners to help them gain best exposure, and to encourage them to devote some energy to this project.

Contributor Liaison

The Contributor Liaison will maintain complete and accurate contributor records, including but not limited to RTV official paperwork, a complete folder of original and/or revised submissions (per contributor), etc. Liaison will re-establish and/or maintain contact with contributors and encourage new submissions.

Marketing/Public Relations Tech

The Public Relations Tech will create new promotions for the site to run, and new ways to promote the site. This position comes with intrinsic authority and additional responsibility, as the PR Guru oversees the Social Media Tech, and any other positions which exist or may be created that include interacting with the public. Until such time as an Advertising Tech is found, the PR Tech will also handle the duties below.

The Advertising Tech 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 Tech. This position would also include checking out the websites of anyone coming to us and asking for ad space.

Customer Relations Tech

The CR Tech will be responsible for creating and maintaining the FAQ, manning the Help Desk, and fielding service inquiry emails (several per week).

Retail Tech

The Retail Tech will be responsible for setting up and maintaining a full Rending the Veil online store, running promotions and sales, delegating orders for shipping, and handling store-related customer service inquiries.

IT and Security Techs

The IT Tech ;) must be proficient in PHP, and familiarity with WordPress hacks is a big plus. IT Tech will implement and likely create custom WordPress plugins for exclusive use or shared us, including ways to gamify (i.e. install fun incentives) the site, as well as other methods of incentive. A program to draw new clients and practitioners — active bloggers and forum users — without excluding current users is prefereable. Note that other custom request lurk in the wings.

The eventually separate Security Tech 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).

Analytics Tech

The Analytics Tech 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 Public Relations Tech, as per the description below. Analytics Tech should be someone with an understanding of SEO, PPC advertising, advertising alternatives, et al.

Video Tech

Video Tech will be in charge on setting up and running our video production department, wherein we intend to produce demonstrational occult video. Video Tech will oversee creation (using a webcam, videocam, or other means of recording video) of 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.

Newsletter Tech

The Newsletter Tech will create and maintain a regular RTV newsletter for online distribution to subscribers. This Tech will also assist anyone else who wants to set up a newsletter for us, and will then oversee the other newsletters.

Forum Tech

Forum Tech will be responsible for policing the RTV forums, initially as a whole and then, as it grows, overseeing submoderators delegated to individual forum areas. RTV has attempted forums before, but for lack of a some dedicated attention, they failed to take off. Therefore, the Forum Tech needs to promote the forums in other places (as permitted). Forum Tech (and subsequent submods) must be experienced magicians who can moderate diplomatically. References may be required, and maturity and moderator experience are big pluses.

Submissions Editor

The Submissions Editor will be in charge of soliciting new material and fielding unsolicited submissions. This would include engaging with current contributors to generate new content, gathering submissions, and forwarding them to the copy editors. This also includes posting to solicit new content 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.

Copy Editors

Copy editors review submissions as received from the Submissions editor prior to publication, 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 proofreading for spelling errors, punctuation errors, etc. Copy Editors will be working back and forth with the writer of the piece, or with the Submissions Editor (as needed), to expedite preparation for publication. Specific guidelines for editors are provided.

Senior Art Gallery Tech (may be to come; may be retired)

The Senior Art Gallery Tech 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.)

Rending the Veil is seeking serious volunteers to help kick off next summer with new features and new staff. Also, we now welcome submissions anytime, so send in your best pieces today! Volunteer application (.docx).


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