Media Historian

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The Media Historian is a staff role in the Department of Research and Records. They are responsible for archiving all TarValon Talks podcast transcripts and Tar Valon Times posts in the TarValon.Net Library.

Position Level: Staff

Department: Department of Research and Records

Rotation: Non-rotating position

Merit Eligibility: Staff Merit

Chain of Command

The Media Historian reports directly to the Director of Research and Records.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main responsibility of the Media Historian is maintaining pages related to media produced by the Department of Marketing at TarValon.Net, primarily archiving text based media such as blog posts and podcast transcripts.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Communicating with the Marketing teams responsible for the media which should get archived.
  • Proactively find the latest installments of blog posts or podcast notes to archive in the Library.
  • Must check-in with the Department Director occasionally or whenever a project is finished.
  • Follow established guidelines for editing the Library wiki.


  • Must be a member in good standing.
  • Must know Wiki formatting or be willing to learn.

Time Commitment

Must be willing to spend a minimum of two hours a week at this position.


  • Must have been a member of the site for at least six months.
  • Anyone of any rank or position may apply.
  • Familiarity with the site Library is preferable.


Previously, the archiving of Tar Valon Times blog posts had been a responsibility of the assistant to the Editor of the Tar Valon Times. However, with the start of the TarValon Talks podcast, and with the introduction of the idea that we might want to archive the podcast transcripts in the Library too, it was decided that a new position in the Department of Research and Records might be the best option of doing all the archiving.

The position was created in February 2023.

Media Historians