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The Editorial Panel is Hiring!

 

About The Editorial Panel

 

  • The Editorial Panel is a group of people composed of authors and editors. Together, we work to produce a weekly publication called the
Tip.It Times, and we are recruiting!
 
Do you enjoy discussing and debating RuneScape-related topics in General Discussion? Do you have strong opinions about RuneScape updates? Do you enjoy writing fictional stories? Or do you have impeccable grammar and spelling skills? If you can answer "yes" to one of the above, a job with the Editorial Panel may be just the thing for you! You don't have to be an incredible writer to join the team because our editors will proofread your articles for spelling, grammar, organization and flow. We're looking for people who can stir discussion, provoke thought and encourage debate. So even if you don't normally find yourself writing articles but often create threads to discuss ideas and issues in General Discussion, this may be the job for you!

 

About The Job

 

  • This is a volunteer, non-paying job.
  • Authors and editors are typically given an assignment once a month (2-5 weeks notice), for which they must meet their deadline. Authors may select their own article topics.
  • Editorial Panel members' work is published for thousands of users to read, discuss and enjoy!

 

Available Positions

 

  • There are two positions available in the Editorial Panel: authors and editors. If you have the necessary skills, you could even do both! We are looking to take on 2-4 new people for each position. Continue reading for descriptions on each role.
     
    Authors
    • Authors are responsible for writing editorial or fiction articles for the Tip.It Times. They choose their own topics and work on a deadline to produce their article for a specific publication. They are usually given about 2-5 weeks notice for each deadline. Authors may write about anything they want, as long as it is RuneScape-related and follows a few basic rules (such as appropriateness). Editorial articles should be blog-like, controversial, original, interesting and thought provoking. They reflect your personal opinions (or what you notice that other peoples' opinions are) about RuneScape updates, features or general happenings. Fictional writers create stories that occur in a RuneScape setting. Stories should be engaging, exciting and related to the game. All authors must be able to accept constructive criticism from both their team members before the article is released and from the Tip.it community after the article is published.
       
      Word count for articles is flexible, but is expected to be a minimum of about 600 words.

Editors

  • Editors are very important parts of the Editorial Panel. They are responsible for reading, editing and commenting on articles before they are published. They review articles for accuracy, quality, spelling and grammatical errors. As such, they are required to have good writing skills and knowledge of grammatical rules. Editors are also encouraged to comment on and critique the content of the article and give suggestions where they see fit. They are also welcome to provide topic suggestions to authors.
     
    Editors may also write their own articles if they wish, but authors are given priority time slots.

 

How To Apply

 

  • Everyone may apply to join the Editorial Panel! It doesn't matter if you have applied unsuccessfully in the past or hold another staff position; if you are interested - submit your application now!
     
  • PM your application to tripsis - do not post it here!
  • Put Editorial Panel Application as the subject.
  • Take your time to make a good impression. Do not rush or put in half effort.
  • Read and answer each question thoroughly and to the best of your ability.
  • Even if your application is not chosen, we will keep it on record and contact you at a later date if need be.
     
    There is no official deadline to submit your application. We will continue to accept applications until the positions have been filled. Out of fairness, we will try to wait about two weeks before accepting anyone, so this is not entirely a first-come, first-serve basis. Once we have filled the positions, we will still accept applications but will likely keep them on file until new positions open up.

 

Application

 

  • [hide=Application Read Only]** NOTE: You are required to submit a piece of writing with your application. Authors must submit an article that could potentially be published in the Tip.It Times (so it must be RuneScape-related). Editors should submit a writing sample (any subject) that demonstrates their spelling and grammatical skills. **
     
    General Information
     
    1. Please provide a link to your profile:
     
    2. Which position are you applying for (author or editor)?:
     
    3. Which Tip.It Forum boards do you read/post in most often?
     
    Qualifications
     
    4. Are you currently playing RuneScape? If so, how much time each week do you dedicate to playing?
     
    5. Do you feel comfortable being given a writing/editing schedule and working on a deadline?
     
    6. Please describe your writing and/or editing experience. i.e. Have you written/edited for a school newspaper? Do you write for fun? Are you studying literature in school? etc.
     
    7. How much time do you have to dedicate to writing/editing articles each week?
     
    8. Explain why you want to be an Editorial Panel member and how you would benefit the team.
     
    9. Is English your native language? If not, would you consider yourself to be a fluent English writer?
     
    About You!
     
    This section does not necessarily factor into your chances of getting accepted. It just helps us get to know you a little bit better!
     
    10. What is your age?
     
    11. In what country do you live? Time Zone?
     
    12. What is your RSN? Link to the RS High Scores or provide any self-updating stat-signature. Or you may edit your username into the below link (change USERNAMEHERE to your username):
http://services.runescape.com/m=hiscore/compare.ws?user1=USERNAMEHERE
 
13. Tell us anything else you'd like us to know about you here! Favorite color, hobbies, sports, education, etc. Let us know who YOU are!
 
Writing Sample
 
Please paste your writing sample below. For author applicants this is a RuneScape-related article that could be published in the Tip.It Times (fictional or editorial). For editor applicants this is a writing sample on any subject to help us get a sense of your spelling and grammatical skills.[/hide]
 
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[b][i]** NOTE: You are required to submit a piece of writing with your application.  Authors must submit an article that could potentially be published in the Tip.It Times (so it must be RuneScape-related).  Editors should submit a writing sample (any subject) that demonstrates their spelling and grammatical skills. **[/i][/b]

[size="4"][b]General Information[/b][/size]

[b]1. Please provide a link to your profile: [/b] 

[b]2. Which position are you applying for (author or editor)?: [/b]

[b]3. Which Tip.It Forum boards do you read/post in most often? [/b] 

[size="4"][b]Qualifications[/b][/size]

[b]4. Are you currently playing RuneScape? If so, how much time each week do you dedicate to playing? [/b]

[b]5. Do you feel comfortable being given a writing/editing schedule and working on a deadline? [/b]

[b]6. Please describe your writing and/or editing experience.  i.e. Have you written/edited for a school newspaper?  Do you write for fun?  Are you studying literature in school? etc. [/b]

[b]7. How much time do you have to dedicate to writing/editing articles each week? [/b]

[b]8. Explain why you want to be an Editorial Panel member and how you would benefit the team. [/b]

[b]9. Is English your native language? If not, would you consider yourself to be a fluent English writer? [/b]

[size="4"][b]About You![/b][/size]

[i]This section does not necessarily factor into your chances of getting accepted.  It just helps us get to know you a little bit better![/i]

[b]10. What is your age? [/b]

[b]11. In what country do you live? Time Zone? [/b]

[b]12. What is your RSN? Link to the RS High Scores or provide any self-updating stat-signature.  Or you may edit your username into the below link (change USERNAMEHERE to your username): [/b]
http://services.runescape.com/m=hiscore/compare.ws?user1=USERNAMEHERE

[b]13. Tell us anything else you'd like us to know about you here! Favorite color, hobbies, sports, education, etc. Let us know who YOU are![/b]

[size="4"][b]Writing Sample[/b][/size]

[i]Please paste your writing sample below.  For author applicants this is a RuneScape-related article that could be published in the Tip.It Times (fictional or editorial).  For editor applicants this is a writing sample on any subject to help us get a sense of your spelling and grammatical skills.[/i]

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REMEMBER - Just be yourself. Take your time and put effort into your application. It is better to go into too much detail than to not put in enough detail. Applications are not being run on a first come, first served basis, so there's no need to rush. All applications will be reviewed by Tip.it Administrators and the current Editorial Panel team.

 

Questions

 

  • If you have any questions about this application process, please feel free to post here or
PM me directly. We look forward to reviewing your applications. Good luck to all! :thumbsup:


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Good luck to all who apply. Being a part of Tip.it Staff (no matter what position) is enjoyable and definitely worth it. I encourage all those potential onlookers to apply. :thumbup:


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Good luck everyone!


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Given a crewbie recruitment drive is also on, is there any conflicts that could arise?

 

Eg if you applied to crew can you still apply here?

What happens if both groups want you?

etc.


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Given a crewbie recruitment drive is also on, is there any conflicts that could arise?

 

Eg if you applied to crew can you still apply here?

What happens if both groups want you?

etc.

You're welcome to work on both teams as long as you feel you are able to manage both roles. You usually have more than enough time to write your articles (2-5 weeks to write 600 words) so there should not be any interference with the two jobs. This will only become an issue if someone is on both teams and we find that they are unable to juggle both positions. At that time we'd confront the person and they'd probably have to choose between the two.

 

But as I said, it shouldn't be an issue. We currently have people working for both Crew and the Editorial Panel and it works out fine :)


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*jedi mind trick hand wave* Come. Join the EP. We are the droids you're looking for. :P


 

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Even though I essentially have all the free time in the world right now (thanks unemployment) and have a mind open for writing/typing, I am too scared of the idea of trying the idea to apply. Good luck to those who do apply and congratulations to those who get accepted. :P

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Even though I essentially have all the free time in the world right now (thanks unemployment) and have a mind open for writing/typing, I am too scared of the idea of trying the idea to apply. Good luck to those who do apply and congratulations to those who get accepted. :P

Doooooo it :grin:

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Even though I essentially have all the free time in the world right now (thanks unemployment) and have a mind open for writing/typing, I am too scared of the idea of trying the idea to apply. Good luck to those who do apply and congratulations to those who get accepted. :P

Doooooo it :grin:

 

If you don't shoot you always miss. You should definitely give it a try.

Besides, being on the EP is almost as much fun as being a Crewbie. :P

 

Good luck to everyone who applies!


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Even though I essentially have all the free time in the world right now (thanks unemployment) and have a mind open for writing/typing, I am too scared of the idea of trying the idea to apply. Good luck to those who do apply and congratulations to those who get accepted. :P

Doooooo it :grin:

 

If you don't shoot you always miss. You should definitely give it a try.

Besides, being on the EP is almost as much fun as being a Crewbie. :P

 

Good luck to everyone who applies!

 

You know, I might as well try it. Who knows, I know I am decent at writing (kinda rusted though0 already. Maybe I'll work on my application for kicks.

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I applied :3


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Sounds pretty fun. :P I like writing but it's kinda only when I get a spark, so I could never be relied on for anything. XD Especially because I sometimes get bored halfway through haha, or end up rambling on something unrelated.

 

Good luck to all who do apply though. :)


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Even though I essentially have all the free time in the world right now (thanks unemployment) and have a mind open for writing/typing, I am too scared of the idea of trying the idea to apply. Good luck to those who do apply and congratulations to those who get accepted. :P

Doooooo it :grin:

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I loved my time on the EP. You won't regret joining and there is nothing to lose when applying.

Good luck to all who apply. :D


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Even though I essentially have all the free time in the world right now (thanks unemployment) and have a mind open for writing/typing, I am too scared of the idea of trying the idea to apply. Good luck to those who do apply and congratulations to those who get accepted. :P

Doooooo it :grin:

 

If you don't shoot you always miss. You should definitely give it a try.

Besides, being on the EP is almost as much fun as being a Crewbie. :P

 

Good luck to everyone who applies!

 

You know, I might as well try it. Who knows, I know I am decent at writing (kinda rusted though0 already. Maybe I'll work on my application for kicks.

 

It's really not that scary. :-D



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Sounds pretty fun. :P I like writing but it's kinda only when I get a spark, so I could never be relied on for anything. XD Especially because I sometimes get bored halfway through haha, or end up rambling on something unrelated.

 

Good luck to all who do apply though. :)

 

Definitely something I can relate to when writing essays, but I guess that's something more people have. :P


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Do you have to play a Runscape player to apply? I don't play anymore, though I am quite a good writer, and would like to join the panel if possible.

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Do you have to play a Runscape player to apply? I don't play anymore, though I am quite a good writer, and would like to join the panel if possible.

Well all of our articles do have to be RuneScape or Jagex-related so being a current RuneScape player really helps because that's the best way to be up-to-date with game updates, etc. But if you feel you are able to write about RuneScape and provide interesting articles without playing the game, we will certainly give you a fair chance and look at what you have to offer :)


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Make up for my slacker self. Haha.


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I could use the experience... If I can write up something I might apply.

 

 

And as far as my editing skills go. Tripsis, you made a typo in the last sentence in the hide tag. :thumbsup:

 

(Change author to editor.)

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I could use the experience... If I can write up something I might apply.

 

 

And as far as my editing skills go. Tripsis, you made a typo in the last sentence in the hide tag. :thumbsup:

 

(Change author to editor.)

Nice catch, thank you :mrgreen:


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...being on the EP is almost as much fun as being a Crewbie. :P


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...being on the EP is almost as much fun as being a Crewbie. :P

 

Trouble is Editorial panel seems a smidge less exclusive than you crewbie folks, so we can't all enjoy you're fun!


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...being on the EP is almost as much fun as being a Crewbie. :P

 

Trouble is Editorial panel seems a smidge less exclusive than you crewbie folks, so we can't all enjoy your fun!

 

Fixed it. I thought it was fitting (although poor humor) for this thread.

 

On topic, for those accepted on the Panel, will their sample pieces be in future Tip.It Times as articles?

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Fail on my part lol, but don't blame me I got epic insomnia going on!


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