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Newswire monitoring

(five volunteers)2-3 hrs / week

  • hiding articles, email discussion, fixing broken posts
  • need to devote a bit of time most days

Static pages updating and maintenance

(four volunteers) 1 to 5 plus hrs / week

  • creating content, keeping content current, etc

Listserve admin

(two volunteers) 3 hrs / week

  • culling spams, approving / rejecting posts, etc

IMC contact person

(two volunteers) 3 hrs / week

Volunteer coordination

5 to 10 hrs / week

  • maintain to do list
  • follow up with volunteers, task assignments

Report / Comment on stories

(open to all) 5 min to a few hours / story

  • publish a written report
  • upload media
  • add comments to articles

Feature story creation

(open to all)

10 min to a couple hours / feature
  • put together feature story, information, links
  • submit through online form

Web site editorial, maintenance

(2-3 volunteers) 1 to 5 plus hrs / week

  • edit stories
  • put features into centre column
  • maintain website
  • introduce new web design features

Technical support

(3 volunteers)

  • do back end work, nuts and bolts of website
  • software switchover


(open to all)1-3 hrs / event or ongoing

  • print off and distribute promotional material (as flyers, posters,etc)
  • develop other means of promoting the website

Media Relationship Building

(2 volunteers, 5 hours per week)

  • contact independent and corporate media sources to inform them of our resources, and to keep their contact info up-to-date, for our use and on the website.

Local Indymedia Relations

(3 volunteers, 5-15 hours per week)

  • keep in contact with local cities,
    • encourage them to start their own IMCs
    • set up media access centres
    • provide workshops
    • facilitate the creation of print, audio, or video media.


(1 or 2 volunteers, 3 hours per week)

  • Collect information from indymedia news sources, and summarize into e-mails, either by topic or a variety of "hot topics" for the week, and broadcast, in order to generate interest in what we offer.

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-- DonaldBowyer - 28 Apr 2003
Topic revision: r1 - 28 Apr 2003, DonaldBowyer
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