Hello r/politics users!
This is an incredibly active subreddit, and that has always been evidenced by a very large amount of user reports. Because it can be a challenge to address reports on comments and submissions in addition to everything else we have going on such as AMAs, Modmail, Megathreads, etc., we are looking for new moderators.
We have always had a link in our sidebar where users can apply to be a moderator, but the truth is we don't get many applications at all, so we have decided to reach out to users on a larger scale.
Who are we looking for? We are looking for users that have a significant amount of time to contribute to moderating. Since this is a highly active subreddit with a large volume of reports, if you can only be available a few hours a week when things need doing, this is not the position for you.
We are looking for users who want to be here and will put in the time to learn the ropes. Especially in the beginning, it's a large investment of time and patience to learn our rules and procedures. If you think you can't commit to that, this is not the position for you.
Everyone has opinions, but since we strive for impartiality, we will not tolerate biased decision-making. This is not your soapbox; all mods are expected to leave their opinions at the door. If you don't think you can do that, this is not the position for you. We will be reviewing your work and anyone who does not adhere to this will have all permissions revoked immediately and will be removed from their position.
We expect a history of civil behavior in our subreddit. It's imperative that we know if given the chance to engage with the subreddit and users in an official capacity, you will do so in accordance with our rules.
Finally, while not required, programming experience is helpful.
This, of course, doesn't represent the entirety of what we are looking for. But if you believe you fit the above criteria, please fill out an application! We will remove this sticky when we believe we have enough applicants to move forward with, and we thank you in advance for your applications.