Community Moderator program
The Community Moderator program will identify key Opensource.com contributors and advocates and provide them with a framework for how they can contribute to Opensource.com, and guidelines for how to advise the Opensource.com team on future decisions regarding the site and community.
When a contributor becomes a Community Moderator, the team will send them a welcome kit that documents how they interact with the team, and will provide resources for them to be successful. The Community Moderators will also receive a SWAG kit for their commitment.
Community Moderator expectations
These are the expectations of Opensource.com Community Moderators, which are not channel or group specific.
- A one year minimum commitment
- End of year, one-on-one evaluation to renew or complete commitment
- Contribute content (articles, polls, etc.)
- Moderate comments for authored content (and beyond if desired)
- Promote content (articles, polls, resources, videos, etc.) on social media and syndication networks
- Attend one Community Moderator meeting per quarter (a virtual/conference call)
- Monthly check-in with team
Community Moderators would commit to specialize in one of the following areas:
- Content creation: Write at least four posts per quarter with a goal of 20 posts during the year; or write at least one post per month (three posts per quarter) and assist with comment gardening and social media at least twice a week (Monday-Friday).
- Content curation: Help curate originally written posts from a colleagues, students, or other open source community members. [example: "You have a great story to share. You should consider submitting a proposal to Opensource.com."]
- Community nurturing: Assist with comment gardening and promoting content (articles, polls, resources, videos, etc.) on social media and other online platforms at least four times a week (Monday-Friday).
- Access to a global publishing platform and distribution system
- Access to worldwide collaborative community of open source advocates / activists
- Receive moderator SWAG kit
- Receive Moderator badge on opensource.com
- Receive Comment Gardener badge and comment moderation privileges
- Priority editing from Opensource.com editing team
- Receive one vote in annual Moderator's Choice Award
- Receive group moderator access on LinkedIn "Open source professionals group"
- Addition to Opensource.com moderators email list
- Addition to meet the Moderators page
- Receive an Opensource.com email alias
- Receive LinkedIn recommendation upon fulfillment of commitment
- Opportunity to expand professional network
- Opportunity to develop open source leadership skills
- Opportunity to be part of a global open source project
- Opportunity to meet, interview, and discuss with open source thought-leaders, advocates, and activists
- Invitation to the Community Moderator meetings and calls (attendance is optional)
- Invitation to an annual in-person moderator meeting
- Invitation to attend annual All Things Open conference held in Raleigh in October
If you are interested in becoming a monthly contributor or would like to be considered for a Community Moderator role, contact the Opensource.com team.