Note: Positions are available unless it’s crossed out (even then, if you pass we may take you). Read the whole post before submitting any tests. Some of you still aren’t sending in everything.
Typesetter – You need to have at least practiced typesetting a few episodes, gone through tutorials and have a good feel for Aegisub before doing the test. Too many people have “done” the test seemingly without the knowledge of what typesetting should actually look like.
Editor – Editors must have a strong grasp of the English language. The test is a pretty extreme case of how things can go, so if you can handle that you’re up for anything. You must edit everything, including any songs/typesets etc.
QC – A QCer’s job is to look over every aspect of a release to make sure it’s error free. This includes noticing spelling, grammatical, timing, typesetting, and encoding errors.
Encoder – The test is to send us two things that you have encoded (one from a TV source, one from a BD source), your avs scripts, a brief explanation of the x264 settings used (or just the bat) and a link to the sources. You need to have a minimum of 150KB/s upload and at least a quad core desktop CPU. (Tests should be standard anime eps, ~24 mins long, either 720p or 1080p and must be in 10-bit.)
Translator – Always in need of translators. If you can translate it, we can probably get enough people together to release it.
Timer – In order to keep how much we have to teach to a minimum, all timers are expected to be familiar with the information in this guide. So long as you don’t create some abomination, this is fairly easy to pass.
TLC – We are always in need of TLCs! (Translation Checkers, though tender loving care is fine, too)
All applicants need to (in order):
0) Have a stable internet connection capable of 200KB/s+
1) Complete the test(s)
2) Email said test to WhyNot.firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “WhyNot? Test – *insertpositionhere*”
3) Include in the email your available times (and time zone in terms of UTC/GMT), results from speedtest.net and nick on irc.
4) Drop by the IRC channel #WhyNotemail@example.com and talk to AsuraE (just say you’ve applied for whatever position).
5) Just lurk in IRC. It’s our main communication platform and we’re not going to send emails out to every applicant we get.
Failure to do any of the above means that you fail the basic test of being able to follow simple instructions (and therefore fail altogether), so reread this after writing your email. Barely anybody gets this correct.