Calling all comment gurus:
Raw Story is looking for you!
Have some time on your hands and want to improve the Raw Story experience?
Raw Story is seeking several volunteer comment moderators to help improve and steer discussion on our articles. Prior to the release of our current story system, all of our comments were moderated — which left myriad readers frustrated at the speed at which comments were posted. To address this, we installed a new commenting system which allows readers to flag suspect or hateful comments.
Lately, we’ve noticed an increase in spam and periodic outbursts of hate speech. Unfortunately, we have more than our hands full dealing with technical issues in other areas of the site.
We’ve noticed successful implementation of volunteer comment moderation on other sites, and we’d like to give it a try. Moderators can both police comments and improve the general tenor of discussion.
Interested in joining our team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief summary (only a few paragraphs are needed) about what you’d like to do with the job, and how many hours a week you can commit. Ideally, you’d have time intervals available on a regular basis where you can do comment moderation in the background while you do other work on your computer.
If relevant, Raw Story is happy to sign off for internship credit or serve as a resume reference upon completion of a successful experience.
Note: Raw Story remains committed to encouraging diverse opinion, and isn’t looking for moderation that targets points of view. Rather, we’re looking for open-minded mods who will help filter out hate speech and keep other commenters on topic.