|FWDing Job Opportunity ...
||[Dec. 10th, 2007|08:41 pm]
My friend Jason sent me this. I don't know anyone myself who fits the description, but it sounds like a pretty sweet deal if you fit the bill. |
PAID INTERNSHIP - CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA
Do you love storytelling? Are you playful? Do you have a natural talent for online communication? Can you speak and write in both English and Spanish, French, German, Japanese, or Mandarin Chinese?
We are seeking five community leaders, or “assistant puppet masters”, for an upcoming alternate reality game.
As an assistant PM, you will help us create online media, develop the game narrative, and moderate our community of players.
- The work is largely online, and it can be completed from anywhere in the world. We will work together virtually via email, instant message, wikis, and Skype.
- It is a part-time internship position that lasts for six months (February – August 2008).
- It comes with a stipend of $10,000 USD (or $1600 USD/month)
Primary responsibilities will include:
- Working with me to develop a character that you will play online for the duration of the game
- Writing “in character” blog posts, emails, and instant messages to players, in your primary language
- Creating (and appearing in) “in character” first-person online videos, similar to You-Tube webcam videos, in your primary language (if you do not have a webcam, we will provide you with one)
- Moderating an online discussion forum of players, in your primary language
- Providing me with English translations of important forum posts, emails, etc. that you receive
- Creating short weekly reports in English summarizing your community’s progress in the game, and helping me understand how to make the game and story more exciting for your community
- Additional opportunities to exercise your individual creative strengths, as you let us know what they are!
Language skills required:
- You enjoy writing.
- Your primary language is German, French, Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin Chinese.
- You are fluent in English as a second language.
- You are comfortable doing casual written and oral translation between your primary language and English. You do NOT need professional translation skills; just enough to help me understand what is going on in your community, and to occasionally provide your community with short translations of English-language content.
Technology skills required:
- You are comfortable blogging.
- You are comfortable using or learning online social software (for example: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, wikis)
- You know how to use a webcam, or are willing to be trained.
- You have a personal computer with very reliable, high-speed Internet access.
Fun skills required:
- You can stay in character convincingly in both text (prose) and video. Of course, we’ll make the character A LOT like you to keep it simple!
- You are confident and interesting in front of a webcam. (You don’t have to “act” -- just be as engaging as you can.)
- You enjoy getting in the minds of your players to figure out what they’re thinking and if they’re having fun.
- You have general knowledge of alternate reality games and online narratives such as lonelygirl15, I Love Bees, Perplex City (… or you can do a quick Google and Wikipedia search and learn enough to send me a convincing letter!)
- This will be a very flexibly scheduled, part-time position. You can choose the days of the week and the times of work, including weekends or evenings.
- You will be expected to contribute on average 16 hours per week, for a period of approximately six months (2/15/08 – 8/15/08).
- Because we will be creating a character based on your likeness, you must be comfortable committing to the entire project, and capable of serving as an assistant PM the entire duration of the game. (Otherwise we will have to kill of your character – and that could really wreck the story!) So please apply only if you will be available this entire six months time period. We can work with you to make certain weeks “lighter” work weeks, but overall this internship requires a six-month commitment.
Please send to email@example.com:
1) a letter explaining your interest in this position, including any relevant course work and previous experience as a player or creator of interactive media
2) one or more links to something you have created online – for example, a blog, a video, a website, a social network profile, photographs – to help us get a sense of your personality online
3) a resume, if you have one handy; if not, just tell us briefly what you’re studying, where, and what you’re good at