Beneath the Tangles Call for Staff

As Beneath the Tangles continues to grow, we’re looking to add volunteers to help us in our mission / ministry to reach out to anime fans by bridging the gap between anime and faith. All staff at Beneath the Tangles is Christian and we see this site as both a place to develop quality content as we geek out about our hobby as well as the conduit through which we discuss and share our faith. If you’re interested in joining our staff of dedicated volunteers*, please see the openings below and apply by August 31st.

Note that all those applying must complete a staff application. Additional components are mentioned below in the description for each of the open positions. Application packets should be emailed to us.

*At this time, we are not looking to add further writers/bloggers to the staff

Director of Development

Beneath the Tangles seeks a self-motivated individual to help our brand grow its financial resources. While we consider this a volunteer position, as others, the individual filling this position will have both the opportunity to receive a dedicated percentage of funds raised and may develop this position into one with a regular salary. This position will work closely with the Director and report to him regularly.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Experience in development and/or fundraising
  • Knowledge of development practices
  • Infectious attitude and self-motivation
  • Excellent verbal / writing skills
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Passion for Christ and for evangelism
  • Passion for anime and manga

Prefer:

  • 2 years of working experience in development
  • Experience with non-profit work

Volunteer Duties:

  • Research non-profit status and make recommendation to the Director
  • Lead development into non-profit status as necessary
  • Administer Patreon account and develop other crowdfunding resources as necessary
  • Research and apply for grant funding
  • Develop relationships and raise funding
  • Work with director to develop business strategy

Social Media Director

Beneath the Tangles seeks a self-motivated individual to lead our social media platforms. This individual will coordinate social media efforts and reach out to similar brand leaders to develop relationships and cross-promote. This position works closely with the Director.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Experience coordinating several successful social media platforms
  • Excellent verbal / writing skills
  • Passion for Christ and for evangelism
  • Passion for anime and manga

Prefer:

  • Graphic design experience

Volunteer Duties:

  • Coordinate posts to maximize cross-platform effectiveness
  • Strategize and implement plans to grow social media platforms
  • Coordinate social media campaigns
  • Work with graphic designer to tie platforms together graphically
  • Regularly reach out to similar brand leaders
  • Write “Something More” column
  • Reach out to product developers regarding partnerships

Vlogger

Beneath the Tangles seeks a high-spirited individual with strong video editing skills to become our first vlogger. This individual will have a wide degree of independence in developing a video program and running the Beneath the Tangles YouTube account.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Video editing experience
  • YouTube channel experience
  • Infectious personality and excellent speaking skills
  • Highly organized
  • Passion for Christ and for evangelism
  • Passion for anime and manga

Volunteer Duties:

  • Develop anime-related YouTube videos on a regular basis
  • Administer YouTube account

Podcaster

Beneath the Tangles seeks a high-spirited individual with strong audio editing skills to reestablish and run our podcast, “The Tangles.” This individual will have a wide degree of independence in developing the podcast and will work with other staff to possibly develop a podcast team.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Infectious personality and excellent speaking skills
  • Highly organized
  • Passion for Christ and for evangelism
  • Passion for anime and manga

Prefer:

  • Audio editing experience

Volunteer Duties:

  • Develop anime-related podcasts on a regular basis
  • Administer podcast accounts on various platforms
  • Lead podcast team

Resident Artist

Beneath the Tangles seeks an artist who can create work for use on the website and social media pages. This artist may develop some original art, but will mostly be counted on to develop fan art pieces. More thorough, finished work may be posted on Instagram and Tumblr accounts; less finished pieces may be requested for use on specific articles on the blog. Please see our shimai site, All You Shining Stars, for an example of how art may be incorporated into the blog (and also for an idea of the quality we’re seeking).

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Excellent drawing / illustration skills
  • Passion for Christ and for evangelism
  • Passion for anime and manga

Volunteer Duties:

  • Will work with the director to determine what kind of pieces to develop
  • Will develop art for use on blog and other social media platforms
  • May assist in blog / social media thematic designs

Resident Cosplayer / Model

Beneath the Tangles seeks a self-motivated individual to represent the site, particularly our Instagram platform, through photos and at conventions. Photos of cosplay will be posted on the Beneath the Tangles Instagram platform, Anime Pop Heart, to engage followers, and cosplayer is expected to be the site’s “boots on the ground,” representing Christ by acting according to the character established by faith while at conventions.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Excellent cosplay / make-up skills
  • Ability to or access to photographer who will take high-quality photos
  • Utmost professionalism and high integrity
  • Love for people
  • Passion for Christ and for evangelism
  • Passion for cosplay

Prefer:

  • Experience with Instagram / ownership of active account

Volunteer Duties:

  • Submit photos of cosplay for posting
  • Search for opportunities to be named a guest at conventions
  • Attend conventions
  • Develop relationships with Instagram followers

5 thoughts on “Beneath the Tangles Call for Staff

    1. We do BUT it’s just a storehouse for the occasional video we post here on the site. We’ll be sure to advertise any proper channel we start up. Thank you for your support!!

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