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Online Safety Moderator - Seasonal Work

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The Social Element

Job Description

Where: Remote Work

Type: Part time / Seasonal

Number of moderators to hire: Multiple vacancies

Who we Are:

Hello! We are a leading global independent full service social media agency, founded 21 years ago. Our 260+ team members look after some of the world’s largest brands (Sony Playstation, Mondelez ,Keurig Dr Pepper). We pride ourselves on our ability to build strong relationships with our clients enabling us to be the voice of their brand on Social.

We believe that brand protection protects more than just our clients’ brands but also their online communities. Our aim is to ensure clients that their audiences’s voice matters and they have a safe place for communication.

📱 Do you have an interest in creating safe online communities?

🎮 Would you find it exciting to work with a global gaming brand?

Sound like you? We’d love to talk to you about this position!

We are looking for native level US English Content Moderators in North America across different time zones for seasonal work during the summer time across June to August.

A Content Moderator's job is to make sure all user-generated content on the platform is free of illegal, hate speech and harmful content that goes against the community guidelines. However, their job is more than policies and rules, but it’s also about making good judgement calls in ‘policy grey areas' when working in a fast paced environment while going over a high volume of content.

The Opportunity 🏆

As a Content Moderator, your role will consist in keeping users’ experience safe, enjoyable, and inclusive at all times, so that players of all ages can feel comfortable and confident when using our client’s gaming platforms. The role is crucial in safeguarding the gaming online community, by making sure any harmful language and inappropriate content is reviewed and moderated at all times and escalated if necessary.

What to expect on a typical moderation shift 📅

On your shift, you’ll be going over a set amount of reported content which is all centralised in our moderation tool. The content can range from comments, chats, strong graphic images, videos and audio files. Dependant on the number of content reports in the queue, you will be expected to moderate a set number of reports per hour. Moderation guidelines are provided by the client and will be accessible throughout every shift as well as part of your training and onboarding

In addition to:

  • Moderate in accordance with The Social Element and client-specific guidelines in a KPI driven environment.
  • Keep up to date with notifications of any new changes in the guidelines or our systems that may impact your work.
  • Carry out moderation and training according to the times scheduled in the project schedule.
  • Resilient to review content that may be unexpected, sensitive, intense or challenging
  • Escalate user-generated content that falls within the official escalation processes (eg child safety, bomb threats)
  • Inform Supervisors and/ or project management team of any technical or other issues with tools or content and providing feedback on any client issues

Requirements

Working Hours 🕑

We are looking for seasonal, part-time (up to29hs p/week) and the work would take place during June, July and potentially August, with the onboarding process beginning approximately, at the end of April. While this does not provide set weekly shifts throughout the whole year, it is a great chance to gain experience with this project and our agency. Currently we could offer up to 29 hours per week depending on a persons availability.

Ideally we are looking for people who have flexibility and availability to work across weekdays, evenings and/or weekends, to cover all project hours across 4 US time zones. Evenings and weekends are highly desirable.

Those who perform exceptionally well in their seasonal role and demonstrate a strong commitment to the moderation work will be considered for any available regular part-time or full-time hourly positions whenever the opportunity arises.

What you need to succeed in this role📙

💬 Native level US English and understanding of the American culture and language.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Background experience: any content moderation or online safety experience is highly desirable or any past work experience where attention to detail and accuracy was essential

A high level of resilience: you may encounter unexpected, sensitive, intense or challenging content. This role involves potential exposure to sensitive or graphic content e.g harmful language, racial comments, child abuse, violent threats.
📈 Tech Proficient: Have confidence in using digital technology (google apps, communication tools, etc) as you’ll be using a variety of online tools for moderation work, project notifications and updates, video communication, so it’s essential to have this in a remote working set up.
Eager to learn and receptive to feedback: your work will be QAd weekly to make sure you meet the set KPIs, but don’t worry! We’ll make sure you have all the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in the role.

🤝 Demonstrating commitment and reliability by respecting your assigned shifts by being on time and focus on your work.

IT Policy 💻

We operate a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy which means to carry out this work, your PC will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Operating system Windows 10 64bits or higher / MAC OS X version 13 (Ventura) or higher.
  • i5 8th generation or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
  • At least 8GB RAM (16GB recommended)
  • Internet speed is 20Mbps download / 1Mbps upload (50Mbps download / 5Mbps upload is recommended)
  • 40 GB available HDD (SSD recommended)
  • A Webcam and headset
  • Android or iOS device for 2FA
  • Chromebook, Linux and Cloud VMs are not supported. If you wanna run a local VM (virtual machine), you need to send us your computer specs and explain how you intend to do this.

Please Note: It is essential to have all IT requirements to qualify for the process and IT policy.

The Hiring Process & How to Apply

​The hiring process for this position will be made up of the following stages:

📝Application questionnaire

📜 Online Assessment

🤝 Interview with a Talent Acquisition Specialist.

We are excited to receive your application! ❤️

***If you would prefer to submit your application in a different format as part of adjustments needed, please feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected]​ and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can. We do not accept applications on this email address.

Child Protection

At The Social Element, we place the protection of children at the heart of everything we do. We believe everyone has a responsibility to promote the welfare and safety of all children, regardless of their age, disability, gender identity, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. All candidates will have to agree to a criminal background check and provide details for 2 professional referees at the point of accepting an offer of work.

Our Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Commitment 💜

We value having divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at The Social Element. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so even if you feel you don’t fulfil all the requirements, we encourage you to still apply — we’d love to hear from you! 🙂

Benefits

What’s in it for you?

  • Being part of a globally distributed team and can work remotely.
  • Agreed working schedule allowing you to easily pursue other interests and life projects.
  • The opportunity to truly make an impact in the online community.

Advice from our career coach

As a Content Moderator for a leading global independent social media agency, you will play a crucial role in safeguarding online communities by ensuring user-generated content aligns with client guidelines. Here are some tips to stand out as an applicant:

  • Highlight any past experience in content moderation or online safety.
  • Showcase your native level US English proficiency and understanding of American culture.
  • Emphasize your resilience in handling sensitive or challenging content.
  • Demonstrate tech proficiency, especially in using digital tools for remote work.
  • Show eagerness to learn and receive feedback to meet set KPIs.
  • Display commitment and reliability by respecting assigned shifts and focusing on your work.
  • Ensure your PC meets the IT requirements listed in the job description, including operating system, processor, RAM, and internet speed.
  • Be prepared for a multi-stage hiring process including an application questionnaire, online assessment, and interview.
  • Highlight any diversity, equality, and inclusion experiences or perspectives to show alignment with the company's values.

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Apr 20, 2024

Full-time

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