Content Production Bi-Weekly Update: July 22 to August 4, 2021

Greetings from the Content Production Core Unit! Here’s what we’ve been up to over the past couple of weeks:

Administrative Updates

  • Interviewing candidates for our writing position

Accounting Update

I’m happy to share that the Content team has managed to make it through its first three months of operation moderately under budget and well on track to continue scaling and manage any unforeseen expenses. We’ve managed to retain the entirety of our 20k contingency fund and along with the continuity funds coming with August’s budget distribution, we’re well-equipped to manage any further administrative, legal, tax, and software-related expenses for the year.

Our payroll turned out slightly different from what was originally projected. We originally planned for five full-time contributors and one part-timer; our part-timer got busy with their full-time gig and the design CU that was being discussed in CommDev never got proposed so we made space for the design role that @kat’s taken on. The final full-time role we’re looking to fill is for a writer. We made an offer to a candidate several weeks ago who had to drop out for personal reasons and are continuing the search.

Now that we’ve successfully passed two quarterly budget proposals, we plan to make our next proposal for a longer period of time (considering four to six months). The three-month cadence means submitting a MIP at the end of month one, which makes planning difficult. In the future, we recommend new CUs propose at least a four-month budget.

Content Production

Video

Writing

Audio

Other

  • Rebuilding Community Portal CMS
  • Building a Discord server
  • Extended the Mascot Logo Art Contest

Looking Ahead

In the coming weeks, we’ll be:

  • Continuing to make progress on the Community Portal & Explainer Videos
  • Iterating on videos and newsletter for Maker Relay

As always, check out our Transparency Dashboard 13 to see what we’re working on and please join us for our weekly Office Hours on Tuesdays at 14:30 UTC.

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Excellent guys, you have very good management. :raised_hands:

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