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The time has once again come for us to fill a great position within the Overclock.net team, & we'd like your help to do it. It has been quite some time since we've had a Downloads Section Editor, so please read all of the below - there is lots of information on who and what we're looking for and how to apply for yourself or nominate another member.

--Available Position--

First, a sampling of duties for each volunteer position:

As a member of staff, your duties would include:

  • Maintaining an active presence within the community, ideally multiple times daily
  • Maintaining an active presence within moderator discussions
  • Actively reporting posts in sections you frequent to work in tandem with moderation to keep the noise low
  • Ensuring your respective section(s) is on topic, compliant with the ToS and drama-free


As a member of the Download Editors team your duties would include:

  • Showcasing the best software for Overclock.net to distribute to their members
  • Uploading, Updating, & Upgrading software selections for the members of Overclock.net
  • Actively seeking out new software to host on the site for members to try & experience in their systems
  • Working in conjunction with Moderators and other staff to ensure your section is best of breed in content, features and offerings
  • Creating new contacts to add more software selections to the site, as well as encouraging developer relationships
  • Maintaining an active presence in your section(s)
  • Maintaining an active presence within editor discussions
  • Maintaining the downloads section to be up to date on ever build of the pieces of software we host


--Skills--
A wide variety of skills contribute to success in positions like these, and the listing below covers the kinds of things we're looking for in prospective team members. Of course, the more of these qualities you or your nominee have demonstrated in the past, the more likely it is that you'll work your way to the end of the selection process.

  • Excellent people skills and communicators
  • A helping demeanor
  • A passion for your activities
  • Perspective, vision, character
  • An active presence on the Overclock.net forum (ideally 5+ days per week)
  • Patience and persistence, with a thick skin
  • A proactive, yet methodical, approach
  • Pride in propelling Overclock.net forward to create the best member experience possible



--Compensation--
Officially, all the positions are not paid. However, we do offer as many perks as we can to 'sweeten the deal', including large discounts on site merchandise, lifetime Overclocked accounts/email, and other nice things through the course of each year. Of course, the largest benefit is that you can know you've had a role in shaping a second-to-none experience for tens of thousands of people to talk about something they love.


--Process Details--
Nominations should be made via a PM to Tator Tot, labeled as an Editor Application. Under the content field, please detail yourself and your ability to effectively carry out this roll. While this is not a job application, feel free to use that format as a template for presenting yourself. If you feel you are qualified, please do not hesitate to nominate yourself!

In your nominations, do not include multiple members per private message. You are welcome to nominate more than one member, but please use a new private message for each one. You should include a description of why you feel your nominee is qualified, and also state what forums you feel they'd fit best in.

We will accept nominations until Friday, January 16th at midnight CST. From then, look for announcements on selections around the second week of January.

Thank you to everyone for your interest in these positions!

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I was wondering when this would pop up. I had been meaning to PM you that we should have a dedicated Downloads section editor. Seems like someone beat me to it.
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I was wondering when this would pop up. I had been meaning to PM you that we should have a dedicated Downloads section editor. Seems like someone beat me to it.

 

Good....good.... the hive mind is working.

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^.^ Good luck everyone.
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I would apply but I'm leaving on the 4th of December and can't guarantee a daily presence. Maybe next time. Good luck to all that apply. thumb.gif

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can i apply to the position i dont post all and i havent been on overclock.net for long but i am willing to do all the thing commented i do have a upcoming mod build that i will be posting about in 3 or 4 days. i would love to work on this website
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can i apply to the position i dont post all and i havent been on overclock.net for long but i am willing to do all the thing commented i do have a upcoming mod build that i will be posting about in 3 or 4 days. i would love to work on this website

Follow the instructions in the OP if you'd like to apply! thumb.gif
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I surely do hope I get the position!
May the best man win! tongue.gif
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Wish I could be an editor since I love OCN and am on here everyday for a few hours. But I don't really think I would have a chance against the others (looking at Unregisteredtongue.gif) and my posts per rep ratio isn't very good.

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Wish I could be an editor since I love OCN and am on here everyday for a few hours. But I don't really think I would have a chance against the others (looking at Unregistered:p ) and my posts per rep ratio isn't very good.

If you feel you have the time and the dedication to contribute to OCN as the Downloads editor, there is no reason you shouldn't apply. thumb.gif
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