The Conversations Network strives to maintain high standards for the content of our programs, our audio and the quality of our descriptions and graphics. We have developed tools and processes that allow us to achieve these standards for a high volume of programs produced by a worldwide part-time staff who interact entirely online. In order to streamline the learning process for new members of our team while maintaining quality, we have adopted an apprenticeship program for all new post-production engineers (PEs) and website editors (WEs). Our screening and apprenticeship procedures are described below.
If you would like to write descriptions for our web sites, please visit our Website Editor Application page. Journeyman WEs are paid US$15 for each episode description plus another US$10 for the production of each synchronized slideshow.
If you would like to do audio post-production audio editing, please visit our Audio Engineer Qualification page. Journeyman PEs are paid US$25 for each episode produced.
Once you have completed one of the above screening processes, your work will be reviewed by our senior staff. If it is acceptable, you will be invited to join the apprenticeship program, which works as follows:
This apprenticeship program is just the latest experiment in post-production collaboration, which began in April 2005. Since then, the program has gone through many changes, and we expect it to continue to change as we learn more from our experience in increasing the scale of our network.
Payments to the team are issued via PayPal. We send them out early each month for programs published in the previous month.