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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6115 times:
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Hi All

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 Wink

If anyone is interested please send an email to headscreeners@airliners.net

The email should contain the following

real name
username
age
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.

On behalf of the screening team
Tim


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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6100 times:

That's good news Tim  bigthumbsup 

Hope you find the right people soon!

regards  Smile



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User currently offlineWrxflyer From Netherlands, joined Sep 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6029 times:

Very good idea Tim.

But maybe can you give us some more information about what you want from the new screeners
Minimum age?
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  Wink
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.

I hope you understand what I mean.

Freek


User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6027 times:
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There are no hard requirements. Obviously we're looking for people who are familiar with our standards and have high acceptance ratios.

Some screeners that started with us had 30 years of experience, some had only 2-3 years. There's no rules to the making of a great screeners.


Tim



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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6005 times:
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Forgot to add something.

We cannot accept applications from people working for competing websites.

Tim



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User currently offlineLennymuir From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 434 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5962 times:

Tim, I'd be careful about 'discriminating' applications.

Woman play golf too.  Wink



Please define 'competing' and not 'complimentary'.

Johan's website was a 'private' website, wasn't it?

It isn't now.


User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5958 times:
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Quoting Lennymuir (Reply 5):
Johan's website was a 'private' website, wasn't it?

I don't think Johan ever considered our largest "competitor" "complementary" though Wink

Tim



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User currently offlineLennymuir From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 434 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5943 times:

Tim, you should take discrimination seriously.

eg: Airteamimages / photo.aero / jp / airplane-pictures

What are you really saying?

Which of the above need not apply.


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5838 times:

que at 3900 and you need more screeners?

more like you need more photographers uploading photos...  Wink



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5787 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 8):

more like you need more photographers uploading photos... Wink

Don't say that!!! I had to wait almost 2 weeks for my last batch of photos to be screened... Let us revel in the low queue right now!  Smile



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineDeeplight From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 236 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5781 times:
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Thanks Tim for the post. Great to hear a Head Screener saying the screening is operating at 100%  Smile
..finally.
Paulo


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5776 times:
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Quoting Deeplight (Reply 10):
Thanks Tim for the post. Great to hear a Head Screener saying the screening is operating at 100% Smile
..finally.

 thumbsup  jep, looks like. The queue is getting shorter and shorter! And now all photographers can come back and start uploading again.

WILCO737 (MD11F)
 airplane 



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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5725 times:
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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  Smile

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.

Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5715 times:
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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

Tim



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User currently offlineApgphoto From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5682 times:



Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 13):
Really we dont want to discriminate, anyone can apply

I'm looking for a new screen can I apply?



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5638 times:

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 11):
And now all photographers can come back and start uploading again.

I think it's too late for most of us who were fed up with everything to return to uploading.

But good luck future screeners, you'll see some interesting photos....  Wink

[Edited 2008-08-18 04:35:00]

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5626 times:
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Hello

Quoting Apgphoto (Reply 14):
I'm looking for a new screen can I apply?

No.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5617 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 8):
more like you need more photographers uploading photos...

Ever heard of quality not quanity Monty?  crazy 

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 15):
I think it's too late for most of us who were fed up with everything to return to uploading

Shame Justin, I enjoyed your stuff, but I echo good luck to applicants.


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5587 times:
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Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 15):
I think it's too late for most of us who were fed up with everything to return to uploading.

And that's very sad  Sad I heard many photographers say: once A.net is back to normal I will start to upload again...
And now I do really hope this happens  pray 

WILCO737 (MD11F)
 airplane 



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User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5587 times:



Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 15):
I think it's too late for most of us who were fed up with everything to return to uploading.

Personally speaking, I had stopped uploading for a good while but I have put a few through the queue in the last couple of weeks and I will continue to upload occasionally.

Charles



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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1744 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5567 times:
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Quoting Granite (Reply 16):
No.

Regards

Gary

C'mon, he was only kidding, Gary.  Wink



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5512 times:
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Hello

Quoting Dvincent (Reply 20):
C'mon, he was only kidding, Gary.

Yes, I know that  Smile

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1299 posts, RR: 27
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5399 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

 rotfl   rotfl 

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  Smile

I wish the new screeners best of luck!

Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineWrxflyer From Netherlands, joined Sep 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

If you guys keep decreasing the queue length with the same supersonic speed as you do right now; there won't be anything to screen left  Smile

 thumbsup 


User currently offlineApgphoto From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5240 times:



Quoting Dvincent (Reply 20):
C'mon, he was only kidding, Gary.

And I knew he was too  snaggletooth  but I do need a new spare screen so I will apply  duck 



Brought back to A.net by popular demand :-)
25 Granite : Hello Well, haven't seen the mail yet! Regards Gary
26 PictureThis : It's the dryness of the answer and the Regards bit that makes it funny
27 Lumix : Scottish wit is well known for being pretty dry! .....and I seem to recall a certain Mr Dopson was an a.net screener in a previous life! Good to see
28 JK : Tim, I am a little Curious ! You wrote : "a monitor will be supplied to you to be used for screening." Wich monitor will that be ?? Thx,greetings Joha
29 Apgphoto : Don't want to appear too keen, still plenty of time left to apply and I can let those that want to sharpen their knives/axes etc. Martin, sorry only
30 Granite : Hello Yes, but only the good ones this time around Regards Gary
31 TimdeGroot : it's a dell 22" widescreen Tim
32 Apgphoto : Good ones? I don't remember them
33 TimdeGroot : just a little bump to make sure people are seeing this Tim
35 Kukkudrill : Ah, but Tim didn't bump the thread to "elicit a response". He only did it to "make sure people are seeing it". Case dismissed.
36 TransIsland : LOL
37 Scotland1979 : Can I ask you a question? Why does it have to be a dell 22" widescreen? Forgive me for being naive
38 Flynavy : Indeed - ya'll should be supplied with iMacs!
39 Scotland1979 : ??? - Sorry, I guess I am lost again
40 Post contains images Flynavy : Apple iMac, as in...
41 Scotland1979 : Thanks! It looks like we are in space (Star Wars) as colours as this iMac lol
42 Deaphen : The sole purpose is for uniformity between all screeners. I think that is the main reason. I may be wrong. regards Nitin
43 TimdeGroot : Hi All We have selected 2 new screeners out of the application we've gotten so far. Due to the time involved in training we are only adding 2 people n
44 Apgphoto :
45 TimdeGroot : We're still accepting applications, but we've decided to add 2 people immediately because of the training involved. Juts a bit of fasttracking. After
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