Sinister Gauntlet Pursuivant is a deputy to Lions Blood Herald and is responsible for notifications of decisions regarding name and armory submissions. Decisions are issued once per month at both Kingdom and Laurel level; Sinister Gauntlet can work on decisions throughout the month or all at once, as long as the task is completed in a timely fashion. Additionally, this task may be shared with others at the discretion of Lions Blood and parties involved.
This position does not require knowledge of heraldry and uses form letters created by Lions Blood with simple editing done by Sinister Gauntlet. It is an excellent entry point for individuals interested in how heraldry submissions are processed and decided. Those interested in being Lions Blood at some point are especially encouraged to apply for Sinister Gauntlet, or otherwise offer their services to Lions Blood.
This position requires:
Between 30 minutes to 1-2 hours per month, depending on the number of decisions, and personal efficiencies.
Regular internet and computer access.
Good communication and time management skills, including ability to meet regular, recurring deadlines.
Attention to detail, and good proofreading abilities.
Ability to receive and learn from feedback.
Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality, as notifications include submitters personal email addresses.
Beneficial, but not required:
Some rudimentary knowledge of HTML (basic text formatting in particular).
Duties & Responsibilities:
Receive list of decisions monthly.
Create notifications from Letter of Intent by date given on decision list.
Edit individual notifications by copying, pasting, and editing form letters where necessary, changing status from "undecided" to either "accepted"/"forwarded" or "returned", ensuring information (ie names and/or blazons) matches list of decisions. NB: spelling/wording of names and blazon can change during commentary and registration.
Communicate regularly with Lions Blood regarding the status of the notifications in progress, any issues or concerns, and upcoming deadlines.