So much to do, so little time.
Edit 9/27: We have selected a tech wizard and are working with them on the site revamp now. Thank you so much to everyone who offered to help! If anyone is still interested in becoming an audio master, video guru, or a writer, feel free to email us. We’ll be moving forward with those once the revamp is underway. Thank you!
It’s been a year and a half since our last recruitment thread, and this one is a little different. While we wouldn’t mind bringing on a writer or two while we’re at it, our main focus is something else entirely.
We’re hoping to do a technological revamp of the RandomC website. It’s had the same layout for years, we’ve been formatting our posts the ancient way for years, and we’ve been wanting to do all sorts of cool new stuff for years. Only problem is, the old tech is getting in the way of new ideas. We’d like to do things as simple as reformatting the front page or becoming mobile compatible, but we can’t because of all our outdated methods! Or we don’t know how to do it, which is the crux of the issue.
So the number one person (or people) we’re looking for is a tech wizard. We’re looking for someone who can figure out how to turn this ancient, decrepit hulk into something modern and user friendly. Mostly just user friendly! I don’t mind the site looking a a bit dated (or “retro”), but there are definitely usability improvements we need help with.
If you’re interested in taking up the cause, please email stilts(at)randomc(dot)net with the words “tech wizard” in the subject line. Please cc takaii(at)randomc(dot)net as well, in case I lose your email. We’ll discuss what we’re looking for, what your qualifications are, and if appropriate, some form of payment. I’ll warn you we aren’t exactly overflowing with cash—none of us have ever earned a dime doing this—but I’m uncomfortable asking for technological expertise without offering to pay, so when it comes to a number we’ll see what we can do. Though if you’re interested in being a tech wizard and writing, then that would make me feel better about the shitty pay. That’s par for the course on a fan site, alas.
In addition, we’re interested in bringing on people who are knowledgeable about creating audio content and video content. These are areas where our plans aren’t 100% formulated yet, so if you’ve got experience in the mediums and would like a platform where you can talk about anime a lot, please email me at stilts(at)randomc(dot)net and cc takaii(at)randomc(dot)net with “audio master” or “video guru” in the subject line. Please bear in mind that the tech wizard is our #1 focus, and also the preview is nearing completion and we’ll get busy with that, so if I don’t respond immediately, that’s why.
Finally, if you’re interested in applying to become a blogger, please visit our 2017 recruitment post for all the dirty details. Everything there should still apply, save that you should email stilts(at)randomc(dot)net and cc takaii(at)randomc(dot)net with the words “writer application” in the subject line. I won’t be able to offer individualized feedback this time, but if you’ve applied before, I encourage you to try again. One of our current writers was barely edged out on their first attempt, only to slay it on the second one.
If you’d like to email me with any other ideas or things you’d like to pitch, email stilts(at)randomc(dot)net with “other stuff” in the subject line. Once again, bear with me if I can’t get back to you immediately, preview etc etc.
I hope to hear from some of you soon. Thanks in advance for all your help, and for everyone else, thanks as always for reading!