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WELCOME to The TVMEGASITE.NET Jobs Page

We need lots of help!

NOTE: All written content submitted to our site should be ORIGINAL (nothing that is already on another page). 

We have about 40-50 part-time volunteers, and we are ALWAYS looking for more! This is an excellent resume-builder if you are unemployed, a student, stay-at-home mom, recovering from an illness, etc.

Please note that we have NO income for this site, so we can't afford to pay anyone. We have ads that pay for the site's hosting and other expenses. We do usually give out small gift certificates at the holidays...

No experience or particular skills are necessary for many of these jobs! We just need people with some extra time who are willing to help!!! Below is the help we need, but we are open to other content suggestions!

Why volunteer? Follow the link to learn about the benefits of volunteering in general.

Even though there is no pay for these jobs, we expect you to act professionally and take your responsibilities seriously like the rest of us do. 

New Volunteers, please read our Volunteers Page!

For reference purposes, you can see a list of all of the shows we cover in depth.

We have these positions below available; click on the link to see the details of each job. Please ask if you have any questions, and any suggestions about jobs not listed here are welcome!

Here is a list of one-time-only jobs if you want to check it out!

Here is a list of suggested content you can contribute as well...

  1. Daily Soap Summary Writers
  2. Transcribers
  3. Content Managers
  4. Frontpage Editors
  5. Newsletter Editor
  6. Link Checkers/Finders
  7. Expert Proofreaders
  8. Transcript Proofreaders
  9. Writers - both daytime and primetime needed!
    1. Character Descriptions
    2. Trivia Quizzes
    3. Top Ten Lists
    4. Fan Fiction
    5. Articles/Essays
    6. Puzzles
    7. Poetry/Haiku
    8. Predictions/Rumors
    9. Best Lines or Quotes
    10. Episode Guides
    11. Primetime Reviews
    12. Interviews
  10. Appearances finder
  11. Graphics--Slideshow Maker
  12. Promoter
  13. Search Engine Promoter
  14. Forum Managers
  15. Primetime Manager
  16. News Manager
  17. Volunteer Manager
  18. Screen Capture Maker

Daily summary writers for the daytime soaps.  We often need someone new for these as people come and go quite often.  Right now we need these volunteers below. 

Even if you can do only ONE DAY per week, that would be a great help!

You must be a pretty good writer (good with grammar, punctuation, and with writing clearly) and able to put detail into your updates. 

We need 

These must all be up as soon as possible after the show airs; no later than midnight the same day without a good reason.

We could also use some backup writers for most of our other daytime summaries (people to fill in when our volunteers can't do it).   These still have to be written well, with details, but they don't have to be on time.

We may also sometimes need some writers for short recaps. These are just 1-2 short paragraphs that describe the main points of what happened (no details needed).

    This requires someone who watches the show to write summaries for the days they choose.  They will be put up at a page like this.  Some good examples of the kind of summaries we need, and instructions on how to write them, are at this page.  We like them fairly detailed.  

NOTE: This list changes often because our volunteers come and go often.  WE ARE VERY PARTICULAR about the type of writing we need so please make sure to follow the instructions!  However, we are willing to work with ANYONE on improving writing skills or getting it just right to suit our needs.

Transcribers
We normally use an ATI device that reads the closed captioning on the soaps, but my computer broke down that works with the ATI, and I'm looking to replace it. In the meantime, we could someone to transcribe the soaps on a daily basis. This is done by watching the show (with the closed-captioning turned on) and typing up what they say. We also could use some older shows from Summer 2013 transcribed when we get the shows on DVD.  We also need some interview transcribers for when we have one-on-one phone interviews with actors. If you can transcribe only one thing occasionally, it would be helpful!

These have to be very exact. You can't leave parts out. It would be difficult to do if you don't have a lot of patience or don't know proper punctuation. You have to be able to watch the show while you type, and pause the show when necessary.

Managers of each section of our site
    This requires that you have a good knowledge of TV or of a particular show we cover.  For instance, you have to be a fan of The Bold & The Beautiful to manage the B&B section.  You have to be a fan of Star Trek to manage the Star Trek section.  Or you have to have a good knowledge of most of the soaps to manage the daytime section. And so on...It would help if you know MS Frontpage or are willing to learn it.  Your duties would include finding more volunteers to make content, making content yourself, helping to publicize your section, making sure your section's pages match up, putting up ads or other changes, etc.  We especially need people to run each of our soap sections and our sections for current shows like Smallville, CSI, Law & Order, Grey's Anatomy South Park, House, and others.  Please see this list for all shows we cover.  We have managers already for Days of Our Lives, Port Charles, and Heroes, but some of them do not have much time and could really use some help.  We also need someone to run our sites for soap actors Cady McClain, Hunt Block, and Agim Kaba.

Editors to edit the site using the software Microsoft Frontpage or Expression Web.
    We only will take someone who we can trust and who has a lot of experience in FrontPage or Expression Web.  We need people to help maintain our show pages, to put up links and content, to fix problems when they arise, and more. We can help you learn FrontPage, so email us! Requirements: knowledge or interest in learning Frontpage, owning the software, and an aptitude in using software. Right now we mostly need people who don't mind fixing problems or maintain sections of the site, which could involve writing or finding information.

Newsletter Editor
    We have newsletters for scoops/spoilers for each of the soap operas, so the editor gathers the info from select web sites and puts it together. This must be done either Sunday night or early Monday. We need someone to do our weekly GH, and/or CBS spoilers newsletters.  We also have a monthly newsletter for SciFi TV and one for jokes.  No special skills needed, but you have to be reliable and able to copy/paste text.

Volunteers to find new links for all/any daytime and primetime shows and check existing ones
    We have tons of links pages for many shows.  Web pages come and go very quickly so we need to get rid of any dead links and surf the net looking for new sites. It's not hard and again, we can teach you how to do this if you're not sure how.  We need LOTS of people for this! Requirements: internet connection to the web and ability to follow directions.  Knowledge of shows helps! VERY EASY JOB!!!

Proofreaders to proofread parts of the site for us and soap opera summaries
    You must be an excellent proofreader and have a great knowledge of grammar and spelling.  It helps if you know Frontpage or HTML but it's not required.  We require that you take and pass a proofreading test that we supply. We also need proofreaders for our primetime episode guides and some fan fiction.

Proofreaders to proofread soap opera transcripts in Frontpage
    You should be able to run the spell-check, read through to catch mistakes, and insert horizontal lines between the scenes.  Very easy! We need proofreaders for many of our daytime transcripts, especially Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.

Writers to generally add more content to our TV show pages (either daytime or primetime) ; here is a list of our shows
    We have made a good start but we need to add a lot of content to all of our television show pages.  Any suggestions are welcome.  Some more specific ideas are below.    Requirements: knowledge of a particular daytime or primetime TV show or of shows in general.  If you have one show you really like, you can be in charge of that whole section!  Especially if you know Frontpage or HTML.

Writers of Character Descriptions;
    These are a description of what the character's personality is like.  Are they a good guy or a bad guy?  What are their habits, who are they related to, who are their friends, and some personal history.  Example here but it doesn't have to be that long.  We currently have someone writing them for Days and Passions, but all others are available.

Writers to make trivia quizzes about each show (either daytime or primetime) ;
    These are like multiple choice questions; you send in 5-10 questions, with multiple answers, and also the answer key to tell which is the right answer.  It can be about the current storyline, past storylines, the characters, the actors, anything.  Example here

Writers to write top ten lists for all/any daytime and primetime shows
    This would be writing funny top ten lists (a la David Letterman) about any given TV show.  Here are some examples for Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns, and Passions.  We are NOT picky about the writing or humor!!!  We will take them for ANY show that we already have a page for (either daytime or primetime) and will consider them for other shows that we don't have yet.  Requirements: knowledge of a particular primetime or daytime TV show or of shows in general.

Writers to write fan fiction for all/any daytime and primetime shows
    Here are some examples on our site of fan fiction for One Life to Live and Y&R.  We are not particular about writing style, length, subject matter (as long as it's about a TV show...racy is okay but no porn), which show, or how often you send in a segment.  The only requirement is that it be about a TV show and that it be finished at some point.  It should also be original and be written well, in story format (not all dialogue).  Requirements: knowledge of a particular primetime or daytime TV show or of shows in general, writing skills.

Writers to write opinion articles or reviews (prefer funny but not necessary) for daytime and primetime shows, as well as new DVDs.
    We need essays/observations/columns/articles about TV and/or TV shows.  They can be funny, obnoxious, or anything you like.  We are not particular.  Here is an example of some General Hospital and Days of Our Lives essays on our site.  Requirements: knowledge of a particular primetime or daytime TV show or of shows in general; writing skills. 

Writers to make puzzles for all/any daytime and primetime shows or general TV/soap ones
    We will take any kind of puzzles, word games, etc. that use TV or TV shows as the theme.  It's VERY easy to make puzzles; we will show you how if you are interested.  You can download a free computer program to do most of the work or there are some sites where they can make them for you.  All you have to do is come up with the clues and answers, which should be easy if you are knowledgeable about any TV show.   Requirements: knowledge of a particular primetime or daytime TV show or of shows in general.  Access to a PC. 

Writers to write poetry or haiku about shows
    We have some for OLTL, AMC, PC, and Passions, but it would be good to get more for ANY show. It's easy and fun!  Example here

Writers to help contribute to our Predictions and Rumors section for each show
    This requires someone who watches the show and would like to tell us what they think will happen on the show or pass on any rumors they might hear about in mailing lists/groups/forums.  Example here

Someone to find celebrity appearances
    Requirements: Just time to find appearances on the net, copy them and send them in regularly.

Fans to choose "Best Lines" or "Best Quotes"
    Requirement: watch the show every day or week and pick out the best lines of dialogue and send them to us.  For the soaps, we have daily transcripts so you can use those as references. Example here We currently need them for All My Children and many primetime shows.

Episode Guide Writers for primetime shows We currently need them especially for "South Park",  and our newer sections for "CSI", "Grey's Anatomy", "The Mentalist", and more.  If you want to write them for other shows, we might accept those as well.  Please see our list of primetime shows.
    Requirement: Watch every episode of the show live or on tape/DVD and write summaries of what happened on the shows.  They can be either detailed or short, as long as they are descriptive enough so that you can tell one episode from another.    If you are proven to be reliable, we could rent or buy you the DVDs when needed.

Primetime Show and DVD review writer We need someone who watches new TV shows or new TV DVD's to write short reviews for our site.

Graphics Person to make slideshows using RealSlideshow or other programs.
    We would like slideshows for all of our shows. We have some right now for General Hospital, One Life to Live, and Smallville.

Promoter to advertise our site on the web, in newsgroups, etc.
    Right now we need someone to post on message boards and newsgroups for more help.  Later we will need someone to post on those places to let people know about our great site.  We currently do this ourselves.  Requirements: This does not require any special knowledge or skill; we will tell you where and what to post.

Forum Managers

We need a new Primetime Forum Manager to run our forum at http://forums.delphiforums.com/tvprime  You would need to post news and info there from various sites as well as info we send you. Multiple people could be used to fill this position - it doesn't have to be just one person. You would also need to promote the forum around the net and get conversations going on the forum.  TV knowledge is not really needed because you would be learning with each bit of news you find. You would also need to read what anyone else posts to make sure there is no spam or fights.

We also need a manager for our ABC Soaps Forum at http://forums.delphiforums.com/ghbella Same basic description as above except it's only about General Hospital, All My Children and One Life to Live, not the rest of TV.

Primetime Manager
    This person would be in charge of our entire primetime section, posting info when it is sent to him/her from other volunteers, finding news and spoilers to keep current pages updated, etc.  Requirements: Knowledge of Microsoft Frontpage and at least a few free hours per week.  Ability to follow instructions and fairly good writing skills.

News Manager
    We need someone to post news items sent to us by various networks and their publicists, such as USA Network, Discovery, History, MTV, HBO, TVLand, FOX etc. The items are posted on our news page and also on our Primetime forum. This requires probably 5-10 hours per week, depending on how fast you are, as they send us lots of stuff. It's not too hard of a job, though.

Volunteer Manager
    We need a new person to do some administrative chores to help us keep more organized about our volunteers.  We have 50-100 volunteers at any given time, and people come and go constantly, so we need someone to help keep track of people in our spread sheet.  We also need this person to keep track of the work people do, remind them to do the work and to go to our Volunteer Forum, add to and remove them from the forum, send them Birthday e-cards, etc.  Requirements:  Ownership of and Knowledge of Excel is helpful.  You must be a detailed, organized person with fairly good social skills online, since you will be contacting our volunteers via email quite often.

Volunteer to make pictures for our site (screen captures)
    We need some more pictures and the best way to make our own original ones is to use a screen capture device such as a Snappy or ATI TV Wonder.   We do not want someone else's pictures (unless they are your own that you took at a fan encounter or from the set of a show) or pictures scanned in from magazines because they are copyrighted.  You can make the caps from the shows online very easily (we can tell you how) or by using a Snappy or ATI device.

Interviewer
    We need someone to do phone interviews with TV actors, especially reality stars and minor cable stars. We get a lot of offers for these but don't have enough people to do them all. They are not usually big stars (but sometimes they are). You must be able to either take shorthand or record the phone interview so you can then write it up as an interview or transcript. This requires some skills for writing and interviewing. You should have a good phone voice and be clear and professional on the phone. You should be able to come up with 10-15 minutes of questions if necessary, even if it's someone you don't know or for a show you have never seen (i.e. do research online). We can help you out with suggestions, but you must do the bulk of the work.  We need reliable people who will do this regularly.

Please look to see what we have planned for the pages

Contact us if you are interested!   Only dependable people who are serious about helping us and can donate at least a few hours a week should bother contacting us.

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