Who Keeps Torn World running?
There are many volunteer opportunities here at Torn World - if you would like to be part of the staff of Torn World, please contact Ellen!
Elizabeth Barrette is a member of the canon board, is part of the language-building team, and one of our early beta testers and world-builders.
Amelia Margetts is a member of the canon board, is part of the language-building team, and one of our early beta testers and world-builders.
Ellen Million is the creator of Torn World, a member of the canon board, and the programmer for the website which is the backbone of our group. (She is currently on maternity leave, so her involvement may be sporadic.)
Deirdre Murphy is a member of the canon board, and one of our early beta testers and world-builders.
Layla Lawlor is a member of the canon board.
Brandie Minchew is a member of the canon board.
Torn World is seeking an Advertising Intern.
This will be an unpaid position, although the Intern will have free access to subscribers-only material on the Torn World site and will receive Torn World karma.
Our goal is to find someone who can focus on outreach to help Torn World communicate with fans, reach new readers, gain subscribers, and get exposure through various social media and the publication of Torn World stories in other venues.
Let’s face it—Torn World has some incredible artists and writers and an amazing webmistress, but none of the Torn World creators has the skills and time to properly market our work. We’re looking for someone to come in and showcase the things we do well by doing the things we don’t have time to do well because we’re focused on creating content. Perhaps, more importantly, we hope to find someone to help us by suggesting and implementing things we haven't thought of.
We’re looking for someone who can step in and help Torn World reach the people who will love it.
In return, you get experience you can put on your resume and creative people who will attest to the quality of your work. You will have the chance to help develop a working model for how to profitably market fiction, poetry and art on the internet—and if your work helps us to start bringing in enough money to pay for the time we put into it, the possibility of turning this into a paid position.
Duties will include, but not be limited to:
- Develop and maintain the Torn World Facebook page.
- Be our voice on Twitter, maintaining the networking efforts of our former Twitter staff member, including daily tweets announcing new things on the website and on our LJ community, announcing Muse Fusions, advertising through #weblit, #followfriday, greeting new followers, etc.
- Keep contributors and the canon board informed about venues that do reprints or contests we could enter Torn World material into.
- Help us to find and implement new ways to promote Torn World and its creators.
To apply, email us at email@example.com and share your excitement, your experience (if any), your applicable skills, your ideas for filling this position, and anything else that you feel will help us to know you’re the best applicant for this job.
Nicole Robertson was our first background material librarian, is a retired member of the canon board, and was one of our early beta testers and world-builders.
Valerie J. Higgins was our first advertising intern, and the long-time voice of our twitter feed before her death in December, 2010. She created our written alphabet and was one of the earliest world builders. We miss you, Val!
Amy Waller was a member of the canon board, and one of our early beta testers and world-builders.
Marina Bonomi was a member of the canon board, was part of the language-building team, and one of our early beta testers and world-builders.
MG Ellington was a member of the canon board and was our character wrangler for a time!
Michelle Goldberg was a member of the canon board, keeper of our continuity, and one of our early beta testers and world-builders.
Melissa Nelson is a member of the canon board, and one of our early beta testers and world-builders. (Currently on laptop-free hiatus!)
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