Becoming an editor is a HUGE responsibility. |
Editors need to be proficient in a certain category and have LOTS of quality quizzes online.
I also don't think there are any openings available.
There are many quality authors who aren't editors.
I recommend for now just being a quiz writer. Becoming an editor would be a huge responsibility and I don't know if you're ready yet.
Reply #1. Feb 17 13, 8:26 PM
There are people who have hundreds of quizzes online, are over Level 100, know the site like the back of their hand, but still have no editor membership. There are no openings and if there were, the more experienced authors would be more appropriate. However, keep writing more quizzes and someday you may become one!|
Reply #2. Feb 17 13, 8:41 PM
As of right now, you have only played a little more than twice the amount of quizzes that I have online. What makes you think you are qualified? |
Reply #3. Feb 17 13, 8:46 PM
I'm not absolutely sure but I was hoping for some feedback from an editor|
Reply #4. Feb 17 13, 8:50 PM
Any openings will be posted in the FunTrivia Forums. At the moment, there are no vacancies-- we need more quiz submissions before we need new editors and, if you're looking for the best way to contribute, authoring would be the best.|
All applicants must be over 18; they must have several quality quizzes online to be considered. It's also advised that the member be active all around the site and its important to be in good standing with editors and players alike.
Your level doesn't matter. The amount of badges you have doesn't matter. Being a gold member doesn't matter.
To reiterate; more quizzes before more editors.
Reply #5. Feb 17 13, 9:36 PM
It's great that you want to get involved. |
As a fairly new author, I'd say Adventures in Authoring and the Quiz Authoring challenges and commissions are a good way to get to know editors as well as authors. You'll start to recognize player names and enjoy their personalities. Explore some of those and get involved. For example, you could write a new quiz in February and add it to the February Pot Luck.
Be an active member of your team, and just be an all-around good neighbor everywhere you go on funtrivia. Play LOTS of quizzes in lots of different categories. If you like a quiz, pay the author a compliment. If your fantasy player wins a Knockout tournament, send them a thank you note. Get to know people.
And when you write a quiz, edit, proofread, check and double-check everything about it. Do your homework, credit your sources, and be letter perfect with your grammar and punctuation and spelling. Editors will appreciate that.
Most of all, realize how much time and effort it can take to work with an author to edit a quiz, especially if there are many errors. And, from what I understand, it isn't a paying job! Editors are sort of awesome, if you think about it.
I just want you to know your ambition is laudable, but keep at it a while before you jump to the front of the line. Meanwhile, ENJOY! This is a first-class web site, and I can't believe how lucky we are to have it.
Reply #6. Feb 17 13, 10:05 PM
Well said, nannywoo.|
Reply #7. Feb 17 13, 11:53 PM
Completely agree, very well said nannywoo. Sums it up perfectly|
Reply #8. Feb 18 13, 4:20 AM
alright, hopefully I'll be ready when an opening pops up.|
Reply #9. Feb 18 13, 7:27 AM
You might also want to recognize that when another editor is needed there will likely be several (at least) people with considerable experience/knowledge in that particular subject category who apply. The administrators are logically going to seriously consider only the most qualified candidates. |
Reply #10. Feb 18 13, 2:15 PM
ya probly, there are a couple topics that I would have a really good chance of making it in but don't have lots of quizzes in them|
Reply #11. Feb 18 13, 2:37 PM
Re: "The administrators are logically going to seriously consider only the most qualified candidates."|
As is the case for any job. :p
Please keep in mind that jobs on staff at FunTrivia are not paid jobs. All of our editors, mods, and admins are volunteers and spend *a lot* of time working behind the scenes. Aside from any being significant contributors, they also clock in countless editing hours every week in different aspects.
Please also note that a lot of the comments here (save my own) are from non-editors. Some of what's been said doesn't really have any basis on who we accept for different positions; some really doesn't add anything to the conversation. For now, as I said, we aren't looking. If we were, there would be an outline of expectations. Until then, building up your account on FunTrivia (be it through submissions or interactions within/without the queues) is always your best bet.
Reply #12. Feb 18 13, 2:55 PM
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