Thursday, March 20, 2014

AKF Is Hiring


Did you apply to have a job Kim Tae Hee's underwear but woke up from a dream and realized that such a job doesn't exist? Well, the second best job out there doesn't pay any money but is awesome anyway is being a writer for Anti Kpop-Fangirl. Back in December I wrote a post about how there will be changes to AKF starting this year, but the changes started a little bit later than I expected. 


Despite the site being busier than 2013, that won't continue without new authors. I will no longer be able to write 60-70% of the articles on here any longer. If you go back to 2012, Zaku and I accounted for 80-90% of the articles written, but Zaku became busier before I did, so I was able to delay the search for new authors until now. I'll eventually enter my university's master's program in accounting after doing a few pre-reqs, so on top of work, I won't have the time to update the site daily. That's why most of my articles this month have been scheduled, as I've been experimenting with doing the majority of my articles via scheduled articles. 

Zaku has come up with some guidelines for potential authors with some input from Fany, Kpopalypse oppar, akisame and myself.

If I had to lay out some of my own personal hiring guidelines it'd be:
  • good grasp of the English language --> If you can't type out something coherent and properly spelled/puncutated, no one's going to read your shit
  • amusing uniqueness --> no one has exactly the same type of humor, but that's what makes us interesting. All of our authors more or less have unique senses of humor or writing style
  • time-commitment --> I know I probably am the last one to be harping on something like a stable writing schedule, but since we're recruiting new talent, we might as well hire for longevity too. At least an article every week or two sounds reasonable, but I think it'll be open for negotiation.
BONUS POINTS FOR:
  • fulfilling our federal mandated diversity requirement --> girls pls apply so ppl don't call us chauvinist pigs anymore
  • unique insight/talent --> One of our most popular talents on the roster brings years of experience in Tha Biz (aka KPoppalypse), another knows what she's talking about when she talks about vocal ability (aka Akisame). I can't do shit except gif, so if you've got some unique life experiences or talent relevant to KPop/music/acting/Tha Biz... That'd be swell.
  • website coding --> Akisame could always use some help cleaning up that horrid mess we call our HTML coding.
In addition, please don't apply if you have aspirations on making AKF a politically correct site.

Like usual, I will require you to send me three articles directly to my email (antikpopfangirl@yahoo.com). Do not use the Contact form because Yahoo chains everything I get from that contact form into one long chain mail. It's already cumbersome enough going through it for STFU and Fancam Appreciation article suggestions. Title your email "AKF Author Application" so that I don't delete it without even looking at it.

There will be several authors here looking over the applications. Zaku, akisame, Fany and myself will go over each application and decide if we like your articles enough to give you a shot. Then you will go through an apprenticeship-esque system where you'll have to submit every article to me before I give it the okay for it to be posted. Every author has gone through it, so don't worry about it. It's mainly for quality control to make sure you don't start writing as if AKF was your diary and start writing like a delusional fangirl (because anyone who was reading the site in the summer of 2011 knows the travesty that happened without me checking posts before they were posted).

58 comments:

  1. Well there goes my aspirations into making AKF a politically correct site.

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    1. Along with my dream of using AKF to fulfill my communist agenda, dammit.

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  2. unffffff, *goes to watch iris*

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  3. Is being gay considered a talent lol

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    1. But that doesn't make you any different than the majority of male idols.

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    2. Or the people on here.

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    3. Did you want to apply to be my new Gay Best Friend?

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    4. get with the times unnir you just refer to them as 'my new gay' now

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  4. You forgot to mention that all applicants need to send nude pics to my mail adress. It was part of our deal, so you get a free pass on the taxes until 2015 ! :fist:


    What happened in summer of 2011 ?

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    1. I hired 6 authors at once and let them have free reign, resulting in such articles as:

      http://antikpopfangirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/krystal-is-amazing.html
      http://antikpopfangirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/teen-top-cannot-sing-and-dance-at-same.html
      http://antikpopfangirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/teen-top-can-sing-and-dance-at-same.html

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    2. I had to publicly fire half of the staff that summer because the quality of the site was going downhill really fast and the anons kept complaining about the lack of quality in the posts by the new authors.

      I treat that incident as the first of the two times I had to kill AKF in order to make it better. Obviously there was a lot of activity at the time, and it got to levels that the site didn't reach until the summer of 2012. I consider the second time where I killed AKF was when I removed the anons and fired a good portion of the staff again in February 2012. The site has been much better since in my opinion, though there have been a lot less authors in the meantime.

      I only talk to one of those authors I fired because he knew he wasn't good, another one was okay with it, but the rest were extremely pissed at me and started writing shit about me and the site lol.

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    3. Interesting !
      I haven't visited your blog back then.

      That fucking friglet, mang. I can hear the fanatic sweat dripping in his/her posts.

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    4. Those teen top articles, Tragic.

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  5. I would have applied, but I don't share the type of humour that makes this site fun. I'll probably stick to laughing at the articles by you guys. If I was hired, I'll complain too mucj about my expensive and materialistic country and it's imcompetent government. Then they'll shut down this site, because that's what they're good at.

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  6. yay~ i can finally try to get up to your level~

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  7. Came out of lurking to say that along with an email, I'll be commenting my résumé here for any interested. Just a few things about myself;

    -More offensive than Anti Kpop-Fangirl
    -More inconsistent than Shinbi
    -More TLDR than Kpopalypse
    -More disgusting than Sulli_fag
    -More nutricious than CitrusParty
    -More fatal than Scatter_88mil
    -More truthful than Johnny Noh
    -More fanboy than SoyeonFanboy
    -More contested than Dokdo
    -More popular than Yewon
    -More annoying than Kwanghee
    -More plastic than Bom
    -More revelaing than Hwayoung
    -Friendlier than T-ara
    -Sicker than IU
    -Fresher than David
    -Will write shit when it's unneeded
    -Loves crazy fangirls
    -Never checks email
    -Reader of AKF for three years
    -Questionable username
    -Socially repulsive
    -Yet to hear IGAB
    -Excessive lurker
    -Not funny
    -Missing Reehji
    -Missing Sulli_fag and WAB
    -Part of no kpop community besides AKF
    -Technologically illiterate
    -Terrible writer
    -AKF Chatroom Veteran
    -Limited knowledge of kpop
    -Unfamiliar with any East Asian culture
    -Will not procrastinate

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    1. Where is reehji I miss him too...

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    2. Hey man. I used to be consistent when I first started. I was churning out, like, 3 articles a week. Then school, volunteer work, and research punched me in the face. ;___;

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    3. Where's me on that list...

      Fuck you, your application is denied. :/

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    4. Thought of including "Better looking than Zaku", but there is no such thing.

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  8. writing for akf (or going back to writing in general ugh) would be great but i'm stupid and constantly in art school

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  9. Could I just ask, how long should these articles be?

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    1. You decide the length. I don't care about the length as long as the articles are good.

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  10. Is there a length requirement for the articles? I have some ideas but they're of varying length.

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    1. You decide the length. I don't care about the length as long as the articles are good.

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    2. Ugh the pressure! Thank you for the quick reply.

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    3. And sorry for being blind and not seeing the same comment earlier.

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  11. If I became a writer for AKF, the following comments would likely be posted a lot:

    1) "Stop talking about Jiyeon licking Eunjung's pussy."
    2) "Stop talking about having threesomes with k-pop idols that you'll never meet, and who wouldn't give a damn about you."
    3) "Stop whining about E-young not getting the attention/promotion she deserves."
    4) "Nana is so overrated, and she's not even hot. Why are you so crazy about her?"
    5) "Stop saying that you're Canadian every other paragraph. Why are you bragging about being from the country that gave the world the insufferable Nickelback and Justin Bieber?"
    6) "I wish that you would talk about SNSD, EXO, and 2NE1 more often. They're so much more talented than the k-pop groups that you like."

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    1. People used to complain about the amount of Soyeon that I posted back in the day haha. I never listened to them and kept on posting her.

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    2. Then you could be my fellow Canadian author.

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  12. I've never blogged or written any articles before, but I like your site, and I want to contribute. So do the 3 articles need to be "official" articles from another blog, website, etc written by me, or can it just be something I came up with for you to read?

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    1. Precisely what I wanted to ask.

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    2. They can be three article that you just came up with. There's no requirement for you to be a blogger already. It just happened that the people I've been hiring lately already have their own blogs.

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  13. How long is the hiring period? Or is it rolling applications?

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    1. There's no ending date, but don't wait until March 2015 to send in your application. We're actually always hiring, but I make these posts from time to time to let people know that we are hiring.

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  14. Do we attach the articles or what? Wow, sorry, I'm dumb.

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    1. You can attach Word files, copy/paste them into the email, whatever is more convenient for you.

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    1. He's the best writer I've ever met.

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  16. I hope this site gets a lesbian writer. I really like this site, so I'm sure AKF oppar will pick well.

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  17. I'm so tempted to apply to spread my own religions, Jihyology, Sekyunglogy, and Goaralogy. Too bad I don't have any talent to write nor do I have enough knowledge about k-pop in general.

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  18. How vulgar can we get?

    Like an R rating limit? NC-17? XXX?

    This is very important and I need to know for reasons.

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  19. Keep sending in the applications. We've only received four at this point.

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  20. So what happen to sullifag ???

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  21. I love this site and everything, but I doubt I can be as useful as the current authors. ...or is that not a requirement?

    meh. The articles I've posted already probably don't have enough humor in them...

    oh well. four applications? damn. I was expecting more tbh

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  22. Thinking about maybe applying. Instead of sending an application through email (don't really have the time), can you just check out my blog @ http://kpopstupiditydebunked.blogspot.com/ and judge from there?
    *PS - I don't really think I'm that good of a writer, but I can probably with a few tips. That would be cool. Thanks! :)

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    1. Do you have Twitter? Even if we do hire you, we have to have some way to contact you because every new author's articles go through me before they're posted here.

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    2. Just made one @victoria_weiwei. You can also email me at wtfisastarship@aol.com.

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    3. I followed you under my The Real CZ account. Tell me which three articles you want us to specifically look at. We'll look at more on your site to get a better picture of your body of work. After the other admins and I go over your application, I'll email you.

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