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Becoming an editor

How long does it take?

     
9:27 pm on Dec 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to become and editor at ODP for a category that is a hobbie of mine. I applied several days ago, but I haven't heard anything back from them(outside of application related form letters). So I'm trying to figure out how long it takes to become an editor and who the person is that decides if I'm qualified?
9:37 pm on Dec 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Several weeks.

The meta editors review the applications when they have the time.
They are not paid staff.
This is the holiday season and it could take longer.
Good luck in your quest to become an editor.

han solo

10:18 pm on Dec 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I tried to become one a few months back...got the form emails, and then haven't heard a peep since.

I like how they have you suggest 3 new sites for the category you are interested in becoming an editor for, and then they seem to ignore you. I even wrote them twice, once to a category editor, and once via the complaint form, and I still haven't heard anything.

Oh, well. I guess all of the other marketing gurus have taken up the good spots, and they don't feel like letting me join up. Good luck though, if you get in, could you drop me a line/plead my case? I'll give you the email I used, if you drop me a line in the stickymail.

Thanks,
Han Solo

10:51 pm on Dec 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Question about categories:

Two of the categories I've been looking at are practically void of entries (not-for-profit), and several levels are vacant. Is it correct that you choose the one WAY down at the bottom to apply for?

12:22 am on Dec 22, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Yes Marcia, that's the way to do it. Choose the smallest possible relevant category, one that does not have an editor and that has very few listings so you can build it up. For example, try a regional category or something where you can use your expertise while you learn the ODP ropes.
You can apply more than once to become an editor. So if your first application didn't work (if you didn't get a response or if you were were not accepted) simply apply again either to another category or to the same category but with a better application.
Good luck!