March 1, 2015
Regardless of the exact line of voluntary work you’re interested in, you should take a look at this site, listing some general information regarding working with us.
After the recent departures, the Highlander staff is now down to two admins, the same goes for the current 6s staff.
As a result we are once again looking for volunteers to help run and maintain the league.
Among other things league admins take admin requests on IRC, deal with match conflicts, handle the setting of Default Dates and the verification of played matches. They also create and oversee cups.
With the change to the swiss system setting Default Dates does not create as much of a task as it used to do, since a notable portion of it is now automated. On the other hand dealing with match conflicts has become a task that has to be adressed in a more timely fashion. Additionally providing support during match times has grown in importance, therefore we cannot really employ admins who have team commitments every four to five times per week (especially but not limited to Thursdays). Same goes for creating and overseeing cups. It is always easier said than done, having the idea and setting up a cup is only a small part of actually running a cup. Being there when the cup is under way, providing match support, adressing conflicts, lending out servers, seeding further rounds, verifying finished matches and many more tasks have to be handled, while possibly over 100 matches are going on simultaneously, you may not be alone, but you will be part of it.
Also something we want to adress is our interest in self-managed admins, we will not take you by the hand and lead you through everything there is to do. YOU have to show interest, YOU have to ask what you can do, YOU have to prove you really want to be an admin. There are plenty of admins around almost all the time, who are happy to help you and show you the ropes, but at some point routines will have to be dealt with without someone telling you that they need to be done. At the same time, communicating with other admins is very imporant, to avoid certain tasks being done twice, conflicting results in decisions or even decisions overwriting previous ones.
If you are interested in supporting the administrative backbone for the league, you should also check out the details on the respective application page, this will tell you which information we need from you at the very least.
We are also looking for at least one new Newswriter/Coverage Writer. Your job is to write coverage posts for Premiership Division matches. Therefore it is required you know enough about the teams, their performances so far, their performances in the past, etc. to be able to write coverage posts that inform the community on the one hand and make them want to watch the cast on the other hand. Once again we do not want to have to remind you 2-3 hours before the match that there is a coverage post to be written. Ideally by that time the post is already published without anyone reminding you about it.
To apply please provide, besides the general information we are asking from league admins as well (which can be found here application page), a sample coverage post for any more or less recent Season 20 Premiership Division match.
Edit: We are not really looking for Anti Cheat Staff, you can apply, but your application will be put on hold, since for now the Anti Cheat team is pretty much at its maximum capacity.