Serving God Through Anime: Come Join Our Ministry Through One of These Roles!

We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past couple of years—not only in ways measurable by metrics, but also through the strength of our content, in the development and growth of relationships in our community, and in people turning toward and relying on Christ. Praise God!

We have a unique mission that I believe has the potential to reach so many who don’t know or don’t often even think of Christ. And while your donations assist with that, even more important is the power of prayer—accomplished through prayer groups on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter—and the serving spirit of our staff.

On that latter note, I’m looking to add new staff members to Beneath the Tangles. All the following roles are volunteer and anyone who fills them must meet these requirements:

  • Have a passion for Christ and for evangelism
  • Affirm our site beliefs
  • Love anime, manga, light novels, visual novels, and/or Japanese culture

Additional requirements, along with short job descriptions, are given below. Hit the following links to jump straight to a job or just scroll through them all, and head to the bottom of the page to query about an opening!

AccountantAttorneyDevelopment ManagerFacebook ManagerGraphic DesignerNews DirectorNews ReporterNewsletter ManagerResident ArtistSocial Media ManagerTikTok Team MemberVideo Team MemberWebmaster

Accountant

As we continue to grow, an accountant will help us continue to be good stewards of the donations we bring in, tracking our funds through budgets and ensuring our taxes are processed and submitted properly.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Experience studying and working in accounting
  • Adheres closely to deadlines and has a strong work ethic
  • Organized and responsible
  • 2 years of working experience in accounting (preferred)

Volunteer Duties:

  • Set yearly budgets
  • Meet with ministry director and/or development manager as needed to discuss budget
  • Track expenses on a consistent and frequent basis
  • Process taxes for submission each year (and submit them if the ministry moves into non-profit status)

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Attorney

Legal questions arise from time to time which may impact the growth of the ministry and relate to liability. Our attorney would provide pro bono advisement and assist in any legal processes as he or she is able.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • License to practice law in the U.S.
  • Ability to provide legal advice regarding intellectual property and other fields of law
  • License to practice law in Texas (preferred)

Volunteer Duties:

  • Research and provide advice when asked regarding legal questions (on an occasional basis)
  • Assist with review of and processing of legal documents

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Development Manager

As we continue with our activities, funds are needed to support the technical requirements of our site, develop content, and promote our ministry. We fund these items through Patreon and other means. A development manager would help us grow this arm of our ministry by managing our accounts and developing relationships that open doors for other giving.

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

Volunteer Duties:

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

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Facebook Manager

We have a large but mostly unengaged Facebook community. A manager for our Facebook account could create and employ a strategy to increase our followers and engage current ones.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of development practices
  • Infectious attitude and self-motivation
  • Excellent verbal / writing skills
  • Non-profit experience (preferred)
  • 2 years of working experience in development (preferred)
  • Experience with non-profit work (preferred)

Volunteer Duties:

  • Work with the ministry director, social media team, and others as needed to plan for and develop posts
  • Research anime and Japanese cultural happenings for additional postings.
  • Develop a strategy for posting and engagement on Facebook
  • Research and implement Facebook practices that we currently don’t employ
  • Manage Facebook promotions

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Graphic Designer

We have various projects and columns, both frequent and more special in nature, that would better engage current readers and draw in new ones if we could include and promote with a specially made graphic. Recent examples include Reader’s Corner, the Light Novel Club, The 12 Days of Christmas Anime, and Slice of Life Summer.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Excellent graphic design skills
  • Ability to use Adobe and/or similar design platforms
  • Willingness to work in spurts (project-oriented)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Responsible and deadline-oriented
  • Experience designing graphics for social media and websites (preferred)
  • Web design experience (preferred)

Volunteer Duties:

  • Will work with the ministry director and/or editors to determine what kind of pieces to develop
  • Will develop graphics for use on blog and other social media platforms
  • Develop original art or use elements that are free to use or without restriction
  • May assist in blog / social media thematic designs

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News Director

We post bits and pieces of news across our social media platforms, and report on it through the Doki Doki News podcast, but a more robust news service could put the ministry in a place of higher prominence among anime fans. The director would manage activities among multiple platforms, but also probably do a consistent column and/or other type of posting, or else direct other volunteers who are doing the same.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Comfortable with social media management
  • Background in journalism or writing
  • Strong management skills
  • Responsible and deadline-oriented
  • Highly motivated and obsessed with Japanese media
  • Journalism work experience (preferred)
  • Ability to read Japanese (preferred)

Volunteer Duties:

  • Work with various other teams to schedule news postings across platforms
  • Write or contribute to a weekly (or more frequent) new article and/or posting
  • Submit news stories for Doki Doki News and edit script for the podcast
  • May manage other teams members
  • May develop content for and work with newsletter editor on a newsletter

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News Reporter

News reporters will contribute to the expanding news coverage by frequently researching news about Japanese culture, contributing links for possible reporting by Doki Doki News, and writing for the site.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Background in journalism or writing
  • Responsible and deadline-oriented
  • Highly motivated and obsessed with Japanese media
  • Ability to read Japanese (preferred)

Volunteer Duties:

  • Work with various other teams to schedule news postings across platforms
  • May write or contribute to a weekly (or more frequent) new article and/or posting
  • Submit news stories for Doki Doki News and may edit script for the podcast
  • May act as substitute anchor for Doki Doki News
  • May develop content for and work with newsletter editor on a newsletter

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Newsletter Manager

Our newsletter is one of the best ways we reach a wide audience. However, it’s not easy to get readers to open emails these days, and even harder to make the content in a newsletter interesting to subscribers. That’s where our newsletter manager comes in, working weekly to create a strong newsletter presence for us.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Eye for graphic design and aethestics
  • Responsible and deadline-oriented, planning ahead and being available on Thursday night and/or Friday mornings for final edits.
  • Background in journalism or writing (preferred)

Volunteer Duties:

  • Develop a weekly newsletter pointing to articles and other postings from the current week of offerings from Beneath the Tangles
  • Write engaging headlines and captions and incorporate images into the newsletter
  • Research newsletters and incorporate changes into our current one based on best practices
  • Manage timing and distribution of newsletters
  • May work with news manager to create a secondary newsletter

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Resident Artist

We’re seeking 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 a former partner 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
  • Ability to contribute pieces by deadlines, usually with far-advanced (months ahead) warning

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

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Social Media Manager

While our social media accounts are thriving, they don’t work in perfect alignment, and we aren’t taking advantage of the tools that these platforms have to offer. A manager for our accounts will help us maximize the work we’re doing in building community.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Experience managing a social media platforms
  • Knowledge of social media account tools
  • Patience with volunteers and willingness to assist as needed
  • Experience managing all social media accounts for a brand (preferred)

Volunteer Duties:

  • Organize and schedule social media posts across platforms
  • Work with social media managers, newsletter editor, and director on planning, vision, and scheduling
  • Develop out various tools to maximize our use of platforms
  • Manage social media promotions and budget
  • Manage or assist with content development on accounts as needed

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TikTok Team Member

Did you know we have a TikTok account? We’ve experimented with it in the past, but are set for a hard launch soon! We want a team of Tiktokkers to lead the way in making fun, accessible videos for that community.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Experience making engaging TikTok videos
  • High interest in viewing and researching TikTok trends
  • Responsible, organized, and careful with editing

Volunteer Duties:

  • Develop one TikTok video per week
  • Work with team in developing direction and setting schedules

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Video Team Member

Beneath the Tangles seeks a high-spirited individual with strong video editing skills to become part of our team! This could be through a variety of means, including as an editor, reviewer, channel manager, and/or vlogger. become our first vlogger.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Video editing experience
  • YouTube channel experience
  • Infectious personality and excellent speaking skills
  • Highly organized

Volunteer Duties:

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

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Webmaster

As we expand, more and more technical duties become necessary, and without a proper webmaster, we run into challenges and lack the ability to grow in a creative, sensible way. Could you use your skills to help maintain and grow our site?

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of WordPress
  • Willingness to set aside time on a regular basis to maintain the site’s health and as needed for troubleshooting and other projects
  • Knowledge of web language as needed

Volunteer Duties:

  • Administer all web and technical aspects for Beneath the Tangles
  • Provide maintenance as needed.
  • Back up and update WordPress versions and troubleshoot as needed, including communication with WordPress or other tech support
  • Work with the administrator to plan for and execute design changes
  • Add, modify, and troubleshoot plugins.
  • Possibly transition to wordpress.org platform and manage that account

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Are you interested in any of these positions? If so, let’s connect!

Just shoot me (Twwk) an email introducing yourself, explaining your qualifications/why you would be a good fit in the role, and attaching or linking any work demonstrating your abilities. Include the job name in the title. Then we can chat and pray about you joining the team.

I look forward to speaking with y’all!

4 thoughts on “Serving God Through Anime: Come Join Our Ministry Through One of These Roles!

  1. I’m really happy to hear that the website is going well, it’s honestly the best website about anime\manga for me, lately i was thinking about Luke 14:26 and the actual meaning behind those harsh words, for me it’s a prerogative to put always God first and only then propagate my love for something else always in relation to God, this website does it and i thank you for that.

    1. Thank you so much for the comment—I’ll share it with the rest of the team. It’s super encouraging!

      And thank you for sharing, too. That and so many other verses feed what we’re trying to do and model here. I honestly don’t know always know if we’re doing it properly, and sometimes correction comes from both within and without. But I’m glad it seems we’re on the right track of not only putting God first, but as you say, make it ALL about Him. God bless!

      1. Man if i had any more free time i would join one of those positions to help the mission, i’m actually studying theology in italy and in the meantime i work as a sculptor\3D artist\graphic designer and i’m barely able to have any free time, who knows maybe one day when i will finish my studies i will help.

        Unrelated P.S: Lately i have been watching Aleczandxr on youtube, the way he focuses on meaning, finding good in others etc. makes me think that if for some reason you want to contact a guy for some youtube collaboration etc. he would be an interesting one, i don’t even know if he’s Christian but i would keep an eye on what he’s doing in the anime sphere.

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