Tar Valon Times Editor

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Overview

Responsible for the publication of the TVT on the site Community page, as well as the maintenance of its pages in the Library.

Position Level: Admin

Department: Department of Marketing

Rotation: Non-rotating position

Merit Eligibility: Administrator Merit

Chain of Command

The TVT Editor reports directly to the Director of Marketing.

The Tar Valon Times Staff and the Tar Valon Times Assistant Editor all report directly to the TVT Editor.

Duties and Responsibilies

  • Manage and maintain Tar Valon Times Staff. Reporter positions rotate every 6 months.
  • Call for, receive, and edit as needed all articles and other compositions by reporters for the monthly publication. Communicate with staff throughout the creative process each month, to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Publish the Tar Valon Times (monthly) on the site Community page (requires some HTML knowledge).
  • Publish TVT content to the wiki Library as well.

Expectations

  • Be aware of important site, Wheel of Time, and other related news that bears coverage in the TVT. Come up with new concepts and ideas for the TVT to keep content and format fresh.
  • Announce and encourage readership of each issue of the TVT on the boards.
  • Collaborate with the External Marketing Coordinator to ensure that a condensed email version of the TVT is sent to interested members each month.
  • Communicate regularly with the Director of Marketing about progress, issues, and needs of the TVT.

Time Commitment

Qualifications

  • Must have been a member of any rank for at least 6 months.
  • Must be able to write clearly in English with acceptable grammar and spelling.
  • Experience in writing/editing, preferably in a journalism setting, either online or in 'real-life' experiences.
  • Must have a working knowledge of HTML, or the ability to pick said working knowledge up extremely rapidly.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Wiki coding, or the ability to pick said working knowledge up extremely rapidly. Familiarity with the site Library is preferable.
  • Must be able to stay on task and commit the necessary time each month to see each TVT issue through to publication and to adhere to timeliness as the sole publisher of the TVT.
  • Must be able to regularly and frequently check both the Editor email and the TVT discussion forum.

History

Originally the duties of this role were covered by the Director of Communication. In November 2009 the Department of Communication was dissolved. The TVT was then briefly moved under the Department of Community Development until the 2011 Admin Meeting. It was decided at the meeting to disband the Department of Community Development and to move the Tar Valon Times Staff and TVT Editor under the Department of Marketing. This transition occurred in May 2011.

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