Wesleying Wants YOU to Code for Us

“Interested in auditioning for Wesleying, Wesleyan’s “sassiest and most WordPress-savvy online singing group”? Scroll on, dear one. Our blog could be your life.”

To our glorious readers,

As we move into the final stretches of the school year and as we wait for all this fucking snow to go away, Wesleying is looking for new staff members to fill our ranks, and especially for someone competent in WordPress and HTML to help us manage the ~*~technical~*~ side of our website. If you have compsci experience and if you wanna help with one of the most-read publications on campus, read on!

If you’re willing and able to help with things like updating the points calc and helping us when the website crashes, or just blogging in your underwear, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Comp Recruitment.” Tell us about yourself, your skill set, and why you want to join Wesleying.

If you’re interested in joining as a non-tech member of staff, we love you too! Email us with a the subject line that mentions recruitment in some way and let us know if you have any prior blogging experience, what you’re interested in writing about, and maybe even what Wesleying means 2 u. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

Wesleying is currently run by about fifteen people, a good number of whom will be graduating this May. Students of all class years and of all levels of experience are welcome, but especially underclassmen. Help us photoshop Roth’s face onto everything, root through the Argives, and spend all of our time on the Internet. More info on what we are after the jump.

Some words from previous recruitment drives:

The short of it: Wesleying is Wesleyan’s premier, and most popular, student blog. We are an entirely student-run, student-funded, student-supported blog. We’ve been kickin’, in some form, since founding in 2006 by fairy godmothers Holly and Xue. We want more bloggers. Blah blah blah blah blah. All class years and blogging experience levels welcome. We’re especially hunting for enthusiastic photographers and videographers, news bloggers, internet addicts, photoshop fiends, Wes history fanatics, and web design wizards. No commitment necessary.

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As a Wesleying blogger you can be part of Wesleyan’s most frequently read media source, with the potential to shape campus discourse and the ability to keep Wespeople informed and entertained… and procrastinating. Wesleying is as good as whatever its contributors put into it, so let us know what you’ve got.

Do you know or have a lot to say about Weslife? Do you or people you know do cool stuff on/around campus? Do you want to break news as it happens? Do you take sweet campus photos? Do you like to Photoshop things? Are you into Wes music, and can you describe it in words?  Are you a human filter for Internet media? Do you know your memes? Are you a news junkie with an eye for things relevant to us at Wes? Do you possess keen wit and/or discerning taste? Do you write good? Does weird/messed up shit happen to you or your friends sometimes; wanna talk about it?

Are you into digging up forgottenpieces of Wes history? Do you know secret things? Do you explore little-known, little-seen parts of campus? Is campus deconstruction second nature after you took Intro Sociology? Do you have more opinions than your friends can bear to listen to? Do u miss wen we used 2 speak LOLspeak? Do you miss yesteryear’s Wesleyan weirdness; wanna bring it back/keep it going? Do you think things just aren’t the same as they used to be? Do you want to keep up the kind of content we’ve been posting over the years? Do you have a perspective you think we’re missing, or have been neglecting lately? Are you just REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE??

Seriously. Join us. There probably won’t be a formal recruitment meeting, but send us an email and we’ll give you more info on how to see us IRL. And, as always, see you on the Internet.

FOR EVEN MORE INFO:

“Wesleying Team Tryouts” (Sept 18, 2014)
WESTROSPECTIVE: Wesleying’s Founding, Five Years Later
 (Aug 23, 2011)
WESLEYING: A Retrospective/Recruitment (Feb 4, 2010)
“WesCeleb: Ashik Siddique ’10 (Dec 8,2009)
“Wesleying blog gains popularity” (Dec 1, 2006)
“Student blogs flourish” (Feb 2, 2007)
“WesCeleb: Xue Sun ’08” (Oct 20, 2006)
“WesCeleb: Holly Wood ’08 (Nov 30, 2007)
“As founding members exit, Wesleying looks to the future” (May 6, 2008)