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From Joe Brockmeier <...@zonker.net>
Subject Re: Call for Report Manager for June
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:20:11 GMT
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.

Best,

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

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