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
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!
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
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...
- Daily Soap Summary
- Content Managers
- Newsletter Editor
- Writers - both daytime and
- Character Descriptions
- Trivia Quizzes
- Top Ten Lists
- Fan Fiction
- Best Lines or Quotes
- Episode Guides
- Primetime Reviews
- Appearances finder
- Search Engine
- Forum Managers
- Primetime Manager
- News Manager
- Volunteer Manager
- Screen Capture
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Law & Order,
Grey's Anatomy South Park,
others. Please see
this list for all shows we cover.
We have managers already for Days of Our Lives,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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,
Promoter to advertise our site on the web, in newsgroups,
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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