TimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 67 Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4032 times:
We are currently in the process of hiring new screeners. The major website problems are now behind us and screening is working 100% again and we're in the process of bringing the queue down. To ensure we can keep it low in the future we are looking for 2 or more people to join us in the coming months.
We will be hiring you for a training period during which you will be taught the ropes. After that period we'll either part ways if we think it's not going to work out, or make you a full screener after which a monitor will be supplied to you to be used for screening.
We are looking for long term commitment. Screening will take abut 30-45 minutes of your day on average (minimum). Most screeners of course spend much more time
If anyone is interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The email should contain the following
link to your photos
short description of your experience in photography
a short motivation on why we should choose you
Deadline for applications is august 31st.
Looking forward to some responses, and please post any questions here.
Wrxflyer From Netherlands, joined Sep 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
Very good idea Tim.
But maybe can you give us some more information about what you want from the new screeners
Minum number of pics in DB?
At least xx- year active in aviation photography?
Some information like that........
I am very interested in helping Anet forward, but if I have just a little feeling of wasting my time, by emailing the sceening team, I won't do that.
Speaking myself; I am a photographer since 1988, with 3000+ pics, waiting to get scanned and edited for uploading, but I have just 6 pics in the DB
If you only need some help by selecting the "garbage" from the rest of the uploaded pics or really do good qualified screening is quitte a difference.
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 64 Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3642 times:
The standard monitor is sent out once a screener has got through the period of training.
New screeners are mentored by a more experienced screener taking them through a few batches, generally talking them through together using Skype which gives a good grounding, sometimes even by two screeners with the trainee in a three way talk. This in itself is a way to establish the correct quality levels. They are then closely monitored, particularly by the Head screeners but by us all to a lesser degree.
If you have your images screened by a trainee, you are informed and are encouraged to appeal if you disagree with rejections or, less likely, acceptances
One issue that has not been mentioned......
It would not be difficult to find competent photographers to screen but a sound general knowledge of aviation is also important as you would be expected to screen images of any type of aircraft, not just what may be your speciality.
TimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 67 Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3632 times:
Under competing websites we understand all photo databases that are set up like a.net, JP, PP and all the smaller sites. Any other sites, commercial sites, spotting groups, personal sites etc are fine.
Really we dont want to discriminate, anyone can apply
Walter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1272 posts, RR: 31 Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3316 times:
Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 12): If you have your images screened by a trainee, you are informed and are encouraged to appeal if you disagree with rejections or, less likely, acceptances
I remember these e-mails, and indeed also with the acceptance e-mails there was a kind of apology because it had been accepted by a screener-in-training. But I have never been so unpolite to appeal an accepted shot