Campfire Convention is about creativity, interaction and exchange, nurturing ideas, developing Projects and having fun! Development work has now reached the stage where we’re ready to beta test the site and are looking for suitable Founder Members.
The heart of the Campfire will revolve around our 16 Guilds and each one will have the opportunity to develop its own editorial voice. We feel this is much needed right now, with much mainstream media reflecting the vested interests of its owners. We aim to develop a truly independent voice, untainted by the commercial pressures of chasing advertising and page clicks.
There will also be an overall Campfire ‘magazine’ pulling in the best of content from throughout the site, called The Bugle.
Each Guild will have:
1 Its own magazine, made up of editorially sourced and posted status updates (current topical 'found' content - the pulse of each Guild) along with more in depth articles, blogs, galleries, videos, playlists. Members can like, share and comment on these updates.
2 A forum for deeper discussion. Any member can start a thread and / or comment.
3 A resources page - bookmarked articles and links relevant to each Guild
4 Specific Guilds events calendar
5 Its own editor / editorial team who will give each Guild its own unique flavour
Creative group of Guilds : Sound, Vision, Word, Perform, Art & Craft
Leisure group of Guilds : Explore, Taste, Home, Play, Style,
Tools For Life group of Guilds : Inform, Maximise, Tech, Connect, Balance,
Community : Campfire Community (all members join automatically)
We're looking for members who have time to dedicate to their Guild. A knowledge of subject matter, an enthusiasm and reasonable people management skills would be an advantage. Journalistic experience welcome though not essential.
Potential Guilds editorial roles :
1 An overview of your chosen interest.
2 Selecting regular content for ‘status update’ style postings on the Guild’s wall. Top external links and promotion of related content within the Campfire site. Write a short intro to 'set up' the linked article. Keep the sources varied - ie not all Guardian articles (my weak link!)
3 Writing occasional opinion style posts to set the tone of the Guild
4 Commissioning articles on Guild related subjects from members
5 Reading articles by members tagged with associated ‘key interest’ tags.
6 Curating Guild magazine. Adding, moderating and publishing relevant articles, weighting featured articles.
7 Supporting associated Project development.
8 Enabling connections, spotting trends, analysing available data
9 Developing a ‘house’ style for the Guild, in conjunction with other editors.
10 Promoting the Guild and CC on other platforms
11 Identify potential moderators (for forums and comments) and editorial team members. Forum etiquette.
12 Editorial management, tagging, copy editing, photo editing where neccessary.
13 Curating, editing and adding submitted items to the resource pages (ie links pages)
This is a comprehensive, all 'bells and whistles' list and we wouldn't realistically expect any Guild editor to do all this regularly! Half an hour a week should produce some great results.
The overall cross-site Campfire magazine, The Bugle will draw from the best content across Guilds and Projects.
If you are interested in applying to be one of our Guild editorial team, please drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org