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TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby Starscream NZ » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:03 pm

Given the resounding support to continue TFNZ onwards and upwards, and recent comments about improving the main page, I have been thinking about hiring some news staff.

So, I am looking to hire two staff members to help maintain the news side of TFNZ. At the moment I am the only one who looks after the news but tend to lack the enthusiasm to use the main page since most people jump straight to the forums. However, if we are gonna spruce it up I would like to give the news section an overhaul. So we'd covering the following areas of news:

First sightings of new figures (when they hit retail, not regional sightings)
News updates from Hasbro (i'll likely be dealing exclusively with this)
Significant sales of Transformers figures (buy-one-get-one free, 30%+ off sort of deals)
Major TF announcements (Masterpieces, new Toylines/TV shows)
Site updates


So if you would like to apply for this role, please post your interest in THIS THREAD. Please no PM's at this stage. It would be especially productive if you're a regular poster of TFNZ and have high grammar skills as we obviously want to make the news readable, so no text-speak please.

Perhaps we could have you guys write a 100 (or less) word reason why we should hire you as a news editor for TFNZ.


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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby mr_sooty » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:31 pm

What's the starting salary?
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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby jiptravolta » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:44 pm

mr_sooty wrote:What's the starting salary?

3 magic beans :)

Id volunteer to help but I rarely check up on tf news bar what I read here
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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby NKF » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:43 pm

Hmm, one of the other forums I frequent (Strategycore.co.uk) have the news items on the front page linked to the forum. It's basically a news sub forum that has the first post on each new article pop up on the front page. Only those with the right access can create the articles.

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby s4turn » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:02 pm

theres some good people on these forums, with lots of Info

NKF is definitely one of them imho!

onslaught has tonnes of knowledge as well

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby jiptravolta » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:04 pm

so whos good at making a new skin for the page - im alrite at photoshop but how do you make it web-able
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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby s4turn » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:08 pm

might be easier to find an existing design that fits close to what is wanted

then just change the colours/layout/images etc as needed imo

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby groverboy » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:28 pm

s4turn wrote:might be easier to find an existing design that fits close to what is wanted

then just change the colours/layout/images etc as needed imo



The only way one would know "what is wanted" is to go through a design requirements gathering process anyway. And if you've done that you probably won't find a template.



However, that all seems more than a little tangential to the original aim of this thread.

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby s4turn » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:57 pm

depends

im not sure how much experience "you" have had with templates

but I can sure tell you, they have worked well for me in the past
and can save a lot of time


it was just a suggestion, so dont get your little knickers in a knot
Im not here to argue with you

just like you Im here to support the forums

and my last forums I made, which I was testing out earlier last year with, gave me lots of options, not to mention I still have lots of templates I can get hold of if Starscream/Jim or Jip want to use from my current web hosting provider

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby Starscream NZ » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:50 am

Sooty - unfortunately the TFNZ kitty is empty, so this would not be a job that pays. Then again the amount of work is pretty minimal so you'd only be earning a few cents each news item you post.


As for design, we'll leave that talk for another thread which I will make once the switch has been completed. I'll be taking ideas/suggestions soon.

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby groverboy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:34 am

s4turn wrote:it was just a suggestion, so dont get your little knickers in a knot
Im not here to argue with you



I'm not here to argue with you either. I was merely suggesting something else.

No need for you to make assumptions about my undergarments.

Although, I'm sure as this is supposed to be about finding staff, not about redesigning the site, SSNZ and his ilk would probably appreciate if this thread was no longer used for irrelevancies.

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby iceman » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:20 pm

i dont know much on how you get things workin out but for the news cant hasbro nz just give you the latest word straight off the press since uouve had good repor with them before? Then itwoulc just be a copy paste exercise?

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby Starscream NZ » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:12 pm

Well Hasbro don't announce anything publicly about new toys except for the launch of big lines like ROTF. All the information I send to Hasbro is individual questions that are answered the same way (if they can be, there are times when questions i've asked can't be responded to).

I'd be taking care of the Hasbro side of things so would forumulate it as such.

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby iceman » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:35 pm

oh ok. more to running the site than what i thought, being just a poster lol.
i would offer my assistance but i am really sorry to let you down but i only know the old stuff...i just guess i got to many other hobbies to keep on top of and know about to get fully throwin into one thing..infact before new years i fully spat the dummy and told myself i really have to learn to simplify things.

Instead though my offer is, if ever its needed again, financial support. provided the site continues running strongly and we dont all abandon ship of course.

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Re: TFNZ is now hiring!

Postby Starscream NZ » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:25 am

So, is anyone *actually* interested in this?

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