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Join the Editorial Panel - Recruitment Drive

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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 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 @Arceus - 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.
    Deadline: October 6th

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    Note: The official deadline is October 6th, but if you are still interested in applying after that date, you may submit an application. However, priority will be given to those who apply within the deadline.

 
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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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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To anyone thinking about applying: I certainly recommend you give it a try!  Writing articles and in doing so, helping produce content for the Times regularly is a fun and productive experience.  The Recruitment Drive runs for another week or so, so you still have plenty of time to submit an application :).  Don't let not applying be something you'll regret!

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My blog here if you want to check out my Times articles and other writings! I always appreciate comments/feedback.

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