Thursday, May 5, 2016

Join the Operation Awesome team!

With the recent departure of a few of our members, it's time to add some new bloggers to the Operation Awesome team!   

We are looking for:
- Someone to take over Wendy's Wednesday Debut Interview feature. This person would also be welcome to post on other writing-related subjects, and help with contests and other features, but their primary responsibility would be contacting debut authors and conducting interviews/giveaways around the time of their book releases.

- A weekly blogger. Currently, we have Tuesdays and Fridays covered regularly by Kara and Samantha, and Wednesdays will be covered by the debut interviews. We are looking for a writer to commit to blogging every Monday or Thursday. The actual day will be flexible around contests and other date-sensitive posts, but this blogger will still be expected to blog approximately four times a month.

As far as blog posts go, pretty much anything related to the craft or business of writing is welcome. We tend to stay away from controversial or emotionally-charged topics, because it's hard to reflect the views of everyone in the group in such a post. However, we're flexible and we communicate well with each other behind the scenes, so it's a good atmosphere to bounce potential ideas around.

Each blogger is responsible for promoting their own posts on social media. You will receive the passwords to the Operation Awesome Facebook and Twitter accounts to help you reach more people.

We welcome applicants from any background, and are especially interested in bloggers from groups that are underrepresented in the writing world.

We see membership in Operation Awesome as an opportunity to make meaningful connections in the publishing community no matter where you are in the journey. Each of us has grown and learned from the experience of group blogging, and if that sounds like something you’d be interested in, please send an email to OperationAwesome6 (at) gmail (dot) com with a short message on why you think you would be a good fit for Operation Awesome. Please include links to your social media and blog sites. If you don't have a public blog where we could see examples of your writing, please include a theoretical guest post with your application.

If you have applied before, and are still interested in blogging with us, we strongly encourage you to apply again.

We will accept applications until Friday, May 20th.

Thank you!

Note added 5/13/16:

The ideal candidates for these spots would, in addition to the responsibilities above, also assist in our Pass Or Pages contest every two months and would participate in our #OABookClub every month.

For PoP, that would include helping draw winners, emailing agents using our shared email address, giving a minimum of three query critiques as consolation prizes, and/or formatting posts to go live. We share all these responsibilities, so you wouldn't have to do everything; however, we like to rotate duties.

For #OABookClub, we select a book together the month before. You wouldn't be expected to participate every month, but since we're a team, we would like it if you would as much as possible.

If you have already applied and you are comfortable with these additions, no need to respond. If you feel that would be too much of a time commitment, please email us and we will remove your application from consideration.


J Lenni Dorner said...

Application sent. Please let know that it was received. Thank you.

Kara Reynolds said...

Did you get our reply, J?