If you were interested in applying for a volunteer editorship at IAB but have held off, you're in luck: We're extending the deadline and revising the job requirements.
We are lowering the article requirement from 2 per day to 10 per week. Whereas the position previously would require about five to seven hours per week, it now would require about three to five hours per week. Most people could meet the 10 article quota by putting in three one-hour sessions a week -- say, one hour each on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
The first job listing described the job requirements in some detail. Here, we'll just recap what we think is most important. Applicants should:
- Have a knack for recognizing and finding interesting content.
- Be talented wordsmiths. The majority of the articles you edit will not have a lot of writing involved, but you will need to come up with witty titles and subtitles. A good sense of humor is a must.
- Be good team players. You'll be a member of an Editing Team and you'll need to coordinate and get along with your fellow editors.
To apply, please use the Contact link at the bottom of the IAB pages. For Topic, select "Bugs & Other Site Feedback." In your email, please tell us why you think you've got what it takes. Any information about your previous editing experience, if any, would be helpful.
The revised deadline for applications is December 31 at 11:59 PM. The IAB staff will be responding to all applications by January 7, 2019.
Thanks and good luck!