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From "John D. Ament" <john.d.am...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Call for Report Manager for June
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:48:45 GMT
Joe,

On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net> wrote:
> On 06/01/2014 01:31 PM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
>> Joe Brockmeier wrote:
>>
>>> I'd be interested in helping this month, with an eye to doing the report
>>> manager work for July and perhaps onwards from there.
>>
>> Wow, what a recruit -- thanks for stepping up, Joe!  With your background in
>> tech journalism, you're extremely overqualified for the Report Manager's
>> editorial aspects.
>>
>> I look forward to supporting you this month and in July as well.  As far as
>> ongoing, let's revisit after the July report.  The report is a pretty big
>> production, and we've been working towards building a pool of people who can
>> rotate in so that no one person burns out.
>>
>> John D. Ament replied to Joe:
>>
>>> Great to hear!  Do you want to do the report manager piece or the
>>> shepherd manager piece?
>>
>> John, I'm not totally clear on how you envision divvying up responsibility.
>> Here's how we've done things before:
>>
>>     mechanical -- Send report timeline email.
>>     mechanical -- Assign podlings which do not report to "monthly".
>>     editorial  -- Assemble list of releases.
>>     editorial  -- Create podling summary.
>>     editorial  -- Write narrative, misc, legal, infrastructure, etc. sections.
>>     mechanical -- Normalize report formatting
>>     mechanical -- Send "shepherding" email.
>>     Chair      -- Deliver report to Board.
>>     mechanical -- Prepare next month's report template.
>>
>> It seems to me that your "shepherd manager" partially overlaps the
>> "mechanical" responsibilities laid out here.
>>
>> Joe, what would you like to take on?
>
> Out of this list, I can take on:
>
>     editorial  -- Assemble list of releases.
>     editorial  -- Create podling summary.
>     editorial  -- Write narrative, misc, legal, infrastructure, etc.
> sections.
>

Just wanted to point out, the report's due to the board on Wednesday
and the VP should review prior to submission in case there are any
edits.  If you need help getting any of this together, let me know I
can lend a hand.

John

> Best,
>
> jzb
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> jzb@zonker.net
> Twitter: @jzb
> http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
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