posted by David Adams on Fri 11th Jun 2010 23:10 UTC
IconStarting next week, Thom Holwerda will be beginning a seven week internship at a Netherlands-based translation firm, so he'll be cutting his OSNews efforts back, and the rest of the OSNews team is going to need to fill in. We've been talking forever about how we need to recruit new editors to freshen up the viewpoints here at OSNews, and I guess there's nothing like a crisis to force everybody to do what they should have done a long time ago. So if you think you have something to contribute to the OSNews effort, read on.

There are a lot of roles that go into making OSNews a success. Here are a few off the top of my head:

  • Scouring other web sites every day to find news to post at OSNews
  • Either posting those stories as an editor or simply using the submit news interface
  • Writing the daily news-oriented analysis and commentary items (main section, black headlines)
  • Writing feature articles: longer, original articles such as reviews, investigative pieces, interviews, etc (red headlines)
  • Working to recruit writers and industry folks to contribute articles, and give them assistance with writing and editing
  • Promoting OSNews by encouraging other sites to link to OSNews articles
  • Working behind-the-scenes on OSNews' ongoing CMS improvements (design and web development)
  • Contributing to the weekly OSNews podcast
  • Helping develop relationships with other companies to augment our revenues (shopping, job search, advertising, etc)
  • Actively moderating the OSNews comments and forums
  • Working on OSNews offshoots such as the OS Reference Wiki I've been wanting to start forever
  • We'll welcome other suggestions
If you think you might be good at any of these things, please let me know. You can comment on this article or email me at the address displayed here
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