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Announcing the Community Votes 2017. We’re looking for only the most dedicated, passionate and expert staff members to join and take part in the process for selecting the next community managers and our plan for 2017.
This year we’ve significantly overhauled and rethought what the role and responsibilities of being a Community Manager actually involves. We want our next generation team to be able to join us in making high quality & informed decisions; including updates and changes to our game servers across the board, reviewing community structures and processes, recommending improvements and changes, and above all; helping to expand and plan for the future of the ZARP community at the highest level.
To enable you to achieve this we will for the first time be unlocking new powers, tools and the highest ever level of trust in the community team; all made possible because for the first time ever, a generation of ZARP staff have been trained from the ground up with the community ethos and aims at the heart of everything they do, giving us the utmost confidence in the successful candidates.
If you are thinking of applying for the role, you should read carefully every part of this thread, and really think about if you’re ready for the challenges of being a ZARP Community Manager.
All ZARP members are eligible to apply for the position, but should carefully consider every part of this thread before deciding to do so. Please read the application process below carefully as it must be completed in order for your name to appear on the Community Votes poll. (See the Community Votes poll)
Here are the facts about the Community Votes application process:
Application Template (Post in the Community Manager 2017 section):
You should format the title '[CM2017] name's Application'
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At the heart of the ZARP community is our democratic process which has selected everyone from our forum moderators right through to the community owners. The next generation team will be chosen by you, in a open and public poll.
Here are the facts about the Community Votes poll for 2017:
The first meeting of our next generation community team will be used to outline our plan for 2017. And you should use your application to do the same. Below are a few ideas of what to include in both your written application and suggestions for how to structure your application and campaign throughout the process.
This year we have significantly overhauled the Community Manager position, more than ever before you will be responsible for making high quality & informed decisions across the board, and be involved right through recommending, planning, building and implementing our plan for 2017.
In the first meeting of the year with our next generation team; we will be creating and reviewing this plan and then for the first time ever assigning trackable work items in an organized system to be envisioned and setup by our newly created team.
To get you started, here are just a few of the things that will be discussed and entered into the plan in addition to a number of new tools and powers you will be given in order to implement this plan:
Only the most dedicated, passionate and expert members need apply. But what does that mean exactly? Let’s go into a bit more detail about what will be expected from you and in the next section we’ll let you know what you can expect from us in return.
So you’ve heard about what we expect from you, but what are we going to do to enable you to fulfil your responsibilities and be a successful Community Manager?
In addition to being in one of the most respected and trusted positions within the ZARP community, being part of our next generation Community Manager team provides a number of other benefits. Don’t believe us? You’re welcome to question us during your interview about how your time and dedication in the ZARP community can be translated into real life skills and advantages.
To complete your Community Manager application you must schedule and complete your interview by the application deadline as outlined below. The interview will be a chance for you to ask questions about the role and further your understanding of what is required from the position.
The best applicants will present a brief plan and will talk about what they plan to achieve in the position, the exact format of your interview will be up to you; but we suggest you use this time wisely, present your plan for the year at a high level, criticise current ZARP processes & structures and talk about how you can help us improve them.
Here are the facts about the Interview:
A quick overview of phrases and words used that have specific meanings and purposes within the ZARP community and the Community Votes process.
The Community Votes – The term used to encompass the entire process of choosing the next Community Managers.
Community Votes Poll – The poll on which all members will be able to vote to decide the winners of the process.
ZARP Member – A member of the community which may vote on the poll
The Interview – The compulsory application phase that all applications must attend to be entered onto the poll.
Next Generation Community team – Collective term used to define all the ZARP Community team members including those chosen in this vote.
Work Items – Assignable tasks and work that will be tracked and completed by the Community Team.
ZARP Processes & Structures – A collective term used to describe all parts of ZARP including processes such as voting systems, meetings and structures including our game servers, the website and everything in between.
Knowledge Database – A new system to be created by the team involving easily accessible descriptions and guides for details about internal systems and more.
Community Emergencies – Critical events which require the full attention of the Community Team and would be damaging if left unhandled.
Questions? If you have any questions about your application or any part of the process. Please direct them to the Community Manager Q&A Thread. Good luck!
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