A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed

A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 3:12pm CDT

Categories: Site News, Movie Related News
Posted by: Va'al   Views: 18,228

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My fellow Seibertronians, lend me your listening devices. As News Admin of this thriving community, I am looking to replenish the ranks of the Blue Named Ones - what I'm after in particular is someone to help out with news related to the live action movieverse, in the run up to next year's Transformers: The Last Knight.

The actual requirements are a little different than usual, so let's proceed with order:

Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of and love for the Transformers brand - Even if something isn't your cup of tea, you'll need to keep up with and hunt for any piece of news, no matter how trivial, regarding the Transformers.
  2. Dedication to the hobby and the position - You will be a volunteer. The incentives that come with the position are what you can make of it, be it contacts, a name for yourself for your reporting and news sourcing, or previews of upcoming figures and publications.
  3. Social media skills - The new marketing team is big on its Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter accounts. Ideally, you'd have an idea of how to easily dabble with these three, and are willing to create a new account or use your personal one for news purposes.
  4. Must be an active member of the Seibertron.com community - You must be an active member of our community, and you must be willing to continue to post on the forums regularly after joining. Staff members of other Transformers fansites are not eligible.
  5. Good writing skills - What it says on the tin. We are an English resource for Transformers news, and need good writing and reading skills to effectively communicate news to the fandom. Multiple varieties of English are fine, and any non-English language skill is welcome!
  6. A clean Disciplinary board record - Having a warning doesn't preclude you from applying, but we will be looking over your board history.
  7. Team first mentality - Remember, you will be an official part of Seibertron.com. You will have several perks that come with the job, but are speaking for Seibertron.com at all times while a member of staff.



How to apply:

If you feel like you meet all of the requirements listed above, please email me directly at vaal@seibertron.com. Include name, geographical location and time zone, language skills, link to Seibertron.com profile, and a brief introduction to yourself and why you think you would make a good addition to the Seibertron.com team.


Deadline:

Deadline for applications is 30th June 2016 and we will not accept any more after that time.


The position comes with full News Crew privileges and a Seibertron.com staff email, and will include both a training and a test period for you to develop your skills and for us to assess your abilities. We will not turn down anyone without good reason.


Good luck, and thank you for applying!


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Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1795961)
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 8th, 2016 @ 6:53pm CDT
Seeing as though I literally have nothing to do but sit around looking for Transformers news on the internet all day, I'd really like to volunteer. My concern, though, is that I vowed never to make an account on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any of those websites. And I doubt anyone would even trust me with being a mod, regardless of what I say.
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1795962)
Posted by Va'al on June 8th, 2016 @ 6:57pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:Seeing as though I literally have nothing to do but sit around looking for Transformers news on the internet all day, I'd really like to volunteer. My concern, though, is that I vowed never to make an account on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any of those websites. And I doubt anyone would even trust me with being a mod, regardless of what I say.


You would not be a moderator, but a news staffer. They are different roles and guidelines.
IF you are not willing to make any social media account, I doubt you'd be able to find news as quickly as it comes out, as those are the preferred channels for Bay, Paramount and the like! That said, please send along an application anyway. :D
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1795967)
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 8th, 2016 @ 8:11pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:Seeing as though I literally have nothing to do but sit around looking for Transformers news on the internet all day, I'd really like to volunteer. My concern, though, is that I vowed never to make an account on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any of those websites. And I doubt anyone would even trust me with being a mod, regardless of what I say.


You would not be a moderator, but a news staffer. They are different roles and guidelines.
IF you are not willing to make any social media account, I doubt you'd be able to find news as quickly as it comes out, as those are the preferred channels for Bay, Paramount and the like! That said, please send along an application anyway. :D


Oh, I'm willing. I'll just have to change my vow. I was honestly considering making accounts on social media just the other day, all so I could follow Bay and be the first to know about things going on regarding the production of the movie. This just gives me even more of an incentive.
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1834320)
Posted by WreckerJack on October 18th, 2016 @ 4:45am CDT
Are there any tips to finding newsworthy items? Seems I got my first news credit as a complete surprise and I really would like to contribute more articles.
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1872615)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on April 7th, 2017 @ 4:11pm CDT
will there be another one soon
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1872618)
Posted by Burn on April 7th, 2017 @ 4:30pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:will there be another one soon

If some people don't start pulling their weight, damn straight there will be.

You interested?
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1872620)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on April 7th, 2017 @ 4:50pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Bumblebee21 wrote:will there be another one soon

If some people don't start pulling their weight, damn straight there will be.

You interested?

yes please
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1995608)
Posted by Seibertron on November 27th, 2018 @ 12:25pm CST
I have updated our request of new volunteers for the Seibertron.com News Staff. The revised request can be viewed here. If you are interested in helping and think you meet the requirements, please reach out to us. Thank you!
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1995621)
Posted by kurthy on November 27th, 2018 @ 2:24pm CST
Well, it looks like I fail on #6. Better luck next time. :-(
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1995624)
Posted by Amelie on November 27th, 2018 @ 3:19pm CST
I'm considering applying, as its something I can do during breaks at uni or on my way home ect. I'm also not sure if I'm active enough....
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1995631)
Posted by RobRobRobRobRob on November 27th, 2018 @ 4:08pm CST
Amelie wrote:I'm considering applying, as its something I can do during breaks at uni or on my way home ect. I'm also not sure if I'm active enough....


Same, but it's worth a shot, right? So long as that's it, it won't be too hard to fix. Definitely easier than fixing age, right?
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (1996123)
Posted by Seibertron on November 29th, 2018 @ 11:30pm CST
Got a great response from this message. 14 people volunteered! I will reach out to all of those who are interested to see where we go from here. Thank you to everyone who volunteered. If there are any others, now is the time. We could really use your assistance.
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (2016117)
Posted by Seibertron on March 26th, 2019 @ 10:25pm CDT
If any of you are still interested in being part of Seibertron.com's news staff, please let me know.

Specifically, I am looking for a news administrator, i.e. the person in charge of the news section who will make sure that the news section is up-to-date, will delegate news to be posted to the news staff, and who will make sure that we are not falling behind on news. Whereas Burn is my right-hand-person on the forums/HMW, ScottyP is my right-hand-person with the Podcast/VSD/Sightings section, the news admin would be my right-hand-person for the news section.
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (2043385)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 30th, 2019 @ 7:41pm CDT
My fellow Seibertronians, lend me your listening devices. We are always looking for the best volunteers to contribute as part of the news staff, and it is time to open up the call again. With 2020 right around the corner and Transformers news coming out of the woodwork left and right with so many different toylines and new comics currently running, we could really use some extra hands on deck.

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What we're looking for are fellow fans, active members of the boards and keen enthusiasts of one or multiple aspects of the franchise, from comics to cartoons to toys and other collectibles, you name it. You'd be able to tap into your own knowledge pool to present news items, as well as receive support from everyone currently on staff. Ideally, we are looking for fans who are available during the 9:00AM-5:00PM EST timezone to help out with daytime news




Seibertron.com News Staff Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of and love for the Transformers brand - Even if something isn't your cup of tea, you'll need to keep up with and hunt for any piece of news, no matter how trivial, regarding the Transformers.
  2. Dedication to the hobby and the position - You will be a volunteer. The incentives that come with the position are what you can make of it, be it contacts, a name for yourself for your reporting and news sourcing, previews at upcoming figures, and early access to in-stock notifications, pre-orders, etc.
  3. Accessibility to a computer, laptop, mobile or tablet device - the device you use should be a modern device and should be in working order. Seibertron.com's news process currently works best on a traditional computer or laptop, but a phone or tablet can be used as well.
  4. Must be an active member of the Seibertron.com community - You must be an active member of our community, and you must be willing to continue to post on the forums regularly after joining. Staff members of other Transformers fansites are not eligible.
  5. Must be willing to participate on a regular basis - There is Transformers news every day. While we don't expect you to post every single day, it would be great if everyone on the staff could post at least 1 or 2 news stories per day on average. If everyone on staff contributes regularly, there is less burden per individual staff members.
  6. Good writing skills - What it says on the tin. We are an English resource for Transformers news, and need good writing and reading skills to effectively communicate news to the fandom. While we understand everyone makes mistakes with spelling and punctuation from time-to-time, it is expected that you will work to catch errors to the best of your ability. You wouldn't believe how many times the word "Transformers" gets misspelled!
  7. Team first mentality - Remember, you will be an official part of Seibertron.com. You will have several perks that come with the job, but are speaking for Seibertron.com at all times while a member of staff.
  8. Age requirements - While we don't necessarily have age requirements, we would prefer staff members be over the age of 18. However, if you're into everything and anything Transformers, are younger than 18, but still want to contribute, you can still apply.
  9. Must be on good terms with Seibertron.com - Having a forum warning doesn't preclude you from applying, but we will be looking over your board history. You should be on good terms with Seibertron.com.





How to apply:

If you feel like you meet all of the requirements listed above, please contact Ryan (the owner of Seibertron.com) directly via our contact form at https://www.seibertron.com/contact/index.php?subject=staff. Please include your name, geographical location and time zone, language skills, and a brief introduction to yourself and why you think you would make a good addition to the Seibertron.com team.




Deadline:

While there is no specific deadline for new applicants, we request that you reach out to us as soon as possible if you are interested in becoming part of the Seibertron.com News Staff.




The position comes with full News Crew privileges and a Seibertron.com staff email, and will include both a training and a test period for you to develop your skills and for us to assess your abilities. We will not turn down anyone without good reason.

Good luck, and thank you for applying!

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Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (2043393)
Posted by First Gen on October 30th, 2019 @ 9:51pm CDT
This is an awesome opportunity for the die hard transformers fan that loves spreading to joy. I loved my time on the team. Highly recommend it, Ryan is one of the best guys around.

Seibertron til I die!!!!
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (2043394)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 30th, 2019 @ 9:56pm CDT
Wish I could come out of news staff retirement, but I sold my soul to the Army so..... :(
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (2043415)
Posted by STngAR on October 31st, 2019 @ 6:05am CDT
Although it would be cool to be apart of the staff, but my job keeps me away from things too much. Im away from home 2 weeks at a time and internet sometimes is questionable. On the other hand I would like to join a podcast at some point, but again my work schedule dictates alot.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (2043525)
Posted by no-one on November 1st, 2019 @ 10:41am CDT
First Gen wrote:This is an awesome opportunity for the die hard transformers fan that loves spreading to joy. I loved my time on the team. Highly recommend it, Ryan is one of the best guys around.

Seibertron til I die!!!!
I'll second all that. It's cool to get a behind the scenes look and sometimes early access to info/news. I enjoyed my brief time as a newsie. Definitely worth a go if you've got the interest and time time ;)^


STngAR wrote:Although it would be cool to be apart of the staff, but my job keeps me away from things too much. Im away from home 2 weeks at a time and internet sometimes is questionable.
That was pretty close to my situation at the time and completely killed the fun for me. So I wouldn't recommend it if your availability is spotty.
Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (2099898)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 30th, 2021 @ 4:54pm CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! I bring you no news this time, but instead, a request for help. Seibertron.com is looking for new recruits to become esteemed members of the News Crew!

We all enjoy coming to Seibertron, we have a fantastic community here. By helping keep the site up to date with the latest Transformers news, (be it toys, movies, comics or anything!), you'll be making a difference.

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Interested? Well read on!

Still here? Thank you! Below you'll find a pre-pepared list of requirements to see if you're up to the task (list done by D-Maximal_Primal)




Seibertron.com News Staff Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of and love for the Transformers brand - Even if something isn't your cup of tea, you'll need to keep up with and hunt for any piece of news, no matter how trivial, regarding the Transformers.
  2. Dedication to the hobby and the position - You will be a volunteer. The incentives that come with the position are what you can make of it, be it contacts, a name for yourself for your reporting and news sourcing, previews at upcoming figures, and early access to in-stock notifications, pre-orders, etc.
  3. Accessibility to a computer, laptop, mobile or tablet device - the device you use should be a modern device and should be in working order. Seibertron.com's news process currently works best on a traditional computer or laptop, but a phone or tablet can be used as well.
  4. Must be an active member of the Seibertron.com community - You must be an active member of our community, and you must be willing to continue to post on the forums regularly after joining. Staff members of other Transformers fansites are not eligible.
  5. Must be willing to participate on a regular basis - There is Transformers news every day. While we don't expect you to post every single day, it would be great if everyone on the staff could post at least 1 or 2 news stories per day on average. If everyone on staff contributes regularly, there is less burden per individual staff members.
  6. Good writing skills - What it says on the tin. We are an English resource for Transformers news, and need good writing and reading skills to effectively communicate news to the fandom. While we understand everyone makes mistakes with spelling and punctuation from time-to-time, it is expected that you will work to catch errors to the best of your ability. You wouldn't believe how many times the word "Transformers" gets misspelled!
  7. Team first mentality - Remember, you will be an official part of Seibertron.com. You will have several perks that come with the job, but are speaking for Seibertron.com at all times while a member of staff.
  8. Age requirements - While we don't necessarily have age requirements, we would prefer staff members be over the age of 18. However, if you're into everything and anything Transformers, are younger than 18, but still want to contribute, you can still apply.
  9. Must be on good terms with Seibertron.com - Having a forum warning doesn't preclude you from applying, but we will be looking over your board history. You should be on good terms with Seibertron.com.





How to apply:

If you feel like you meet all of the requirements listed above, please contact Ryan (the owner of Seibertron.com) directly via our contact form at https://www.seibertron.com/contact/index.php?subject=staff. Please include your name, geographical location and time zone, language skills, and a brief introduction to yourself and why you think you would make a good addition to the Seibertron.com team.




Deadline:

While there is no specific deadline for new applicants, we request that you reach out to us as soon as possible if you are interested in becoming part of the Seibertron.com News Staff.




The position comes with full News Crew privileges and a Seibertron.com staff email, and will include both a training and a test period for you to develop your skills and for us to assess your abilities. We will not turn down anyone without good reason.

Thank you for listening, and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Re: A Seibertron.com Call for Volunteers - Movie News Crew Needed (2099919)
Posted by First Gen on March 30th, 2021 @ 7:56pm CDT
My time on the News Team was some if the most rewarding work I've done. Get your app in Seibertronians! SEIBERTRON TIL WE DIE!!!

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