Editor (Reviewer) Onboarding

Welcome to the Training Team’s onboarding guide for new contributors interested in editorial tasks in the team!

Introducing our Faculty Editors

The Training Team consists of general contributors and Faculty Members. Faculty Members act as guides in the team by mentoring new contributors (like you!), organizing the team’s work, and making sure the team meets the targets it has set.

You can find the list of current Faculty Editors on the Faculty Program page. You can reach out to any of these people if you ever need assistance completing editor tasks.

Quiz – See if you can answer these questions 💡

Question 1: Name three Faculty Editors you can pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” when you have questions about editor tasks.

Question 2: Name one Faculty Editor who lives in the same region as you. (You will have to open the detailed Faculty Member spreadsheet to answer this question.)

When reaching out to a Faculty Administrator, you can also mention the @faculty-editors SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. group in the #training channel in Slack. By mentioning this Slack group, you get the attention of all Faculty Administrators at once, and whoever is available will be able to respond to you. Here is an example Slack message you can modify and use.

Hi @faculty-editors 👋🏼 I was looking at the handbook page about ABC, and I couldn’t move past step 2 because XYZ. Could you help me with this please? Thanks!

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Your first contribution!

Let us walk you through making your first contribution to the Training Team as an editor! Click below for details.

Here are the steps to find and review published content:

  1. Go to https://learn.wordpress.org
  2. Find a Tutorial or Lesson plan to review. This can be any published Tutorial or Lesson Plan. Reviewing old content is also helpful, as we like to keep all our content up to date.
  3. Now that you’ve found a piece of content to review, you can follow our Guidelines for reviewing content to conduct a review.

Remember, any feedback you have about the content is welcome. Thank you for reviewing!

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Come add your name to our list of contributors!

The Training Team keeps a list of active contributors so that we know who is available to help out with team tasks. You can request your name to be added or removed at any time! If you enjoyed your first contribution and would like your name to be added, please fill out the form below.

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We’d love to hear your feedback

You are almost at the end of the Training Team’s onboarding program. How was the experience? We’d love to hear any feedback you have in the #training Slack channel.

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What’s next?

Now that you’ve completed your first contribution, here is a list of other tasks you can complete as a team editor. Remember, if you ever have questions, feel free to reach out to @faculty-editors in the #training Slack channel 😊

Thank you so much for your contribution! We look forward to having you attend one of our upcoming team meetings 👋🏼

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