Do you enjoy keeping up with what's going on in the world by reading the latest news? Would you like the opportunity to enhance your skills proofreading, reviewing, and editing content for a news-focused microblogging website? Do you want to work as a contractor for an up and coming startup company and contribute to the potential "next big thing"?
If you answered yes to these questions then please read the rest of this job description and consider applying for our job!!!
The rest of this job description should also function as a supplement to your application.
Please answer each of the questions below to help us better assess your suitability as a candidate. Copy and paste into your application everything from "PREFERRED LOCATIONS" until "DESCRIPTION OF TASKS" and type your answers below each of the questions.
North America, in the Eastern Standard Time Zone, or in the United Kingdom.
Are you located in either of these locations, if so, which?
(*If not, please read further and still consider applying.)
Are you a native speaker of English (i.e. first language) and do you have a good understanding of complexities of the English language (for example, colloquialisms, idioms, etc.)?
Do you have the ability to maintain focus and motivation to make a large number of simple judgments about news content contained in single sentences for 4 consecutive hours at a time?
REQUIRED WORKING TIMES:
The tasks must be completed daily, Monday through Friday, from 12pm-8:30pm EST (with ~1/2 hour break).
Are you able to commit to these very specific working times?
Individual must be willing to commit for 3 - 6 months, with the option for the job to extend longer, should both parties maintain interest.
Are you willing to commit to a minimum of 3 months? If you are able to commit longer, please specify how long you are able/willing to commit.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:
1) News Content Review & Contribution (The "Primary Task")
News content will be delivered in a "news feed" format. You'll be asked to endorse each news event in the feed as correct/incorrect, and when appropriate correct errors (for accuracy, grammar, relevance, etc.) and supplement rich content such as links to images, videos, or other information pertinent to the news story. No previous technical knowledge is required for this task, you will be trained how to complete this step by step process using our own proprietary user interface (i.e. our website).
2) Sentence Proofreading (A "Supplementary Task" to be complete during downtime)
You'll be asked to answer a series of questions about a sentence. First, you will judge whether or not a sentence expresses a given relationship. For example, sentence (1) is an example of the acquisition relationship, in which one organization acquires another.
(1) Google acquired online-video site YouTube in 2006.
You will be asked a question like:
Does the sentence above announce that one or more companies have acquired one or more other companies?
If you answer yes to the first question, you'll be asked to identify the precise entities (highlighted in yellow in this example) which take part in the relationship. For instance, after answering Yes to Sentence (1):
Which of the following are the companies that got bought?
None of the above.
and (in this case you may select more than 1 entity)
Which of the following are the companies that made the purchase?
None of the above.
If you have any questions please respond with a message or pose them in your application.