How To Screen A Potential Creator

How To Screen A Potential Creator

Your go-to guide for bringing Creators onto your team.
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Part 1: Start the screening process


At the beginning of the call, introduce Odyssey’s mission for democratizing content creation and what our vision is for our platform.


Tell them Odyssey is one of the fastest growing social properties in the world, and our thousands of Creators are a diverse array of millennial influencers and respected leaders across the U.S. They are writers, photographers and videographers who believe they have stories worth telling that aren’t otherwise being told by traditional media. They hold various leadership positions in their communities and have social followings that they bring to our platform to drive conversations.

Describe what an Odyssey community looks like:

In an Odyssey community, content Creators contribute at least one piece of content per week by a deadline— typically Fridays. After a piece is submitted, the local Editor-in-Chief of the community edits it, followed by a Managing Editor in Odyssey’s New York City headquarters edits the content and posts it on our site on Mondays or Tuesdays.




Part 2: Ask Culture Questions

  1. What do you think an Odyssey Creator looks like? What are some qualities a Creator should have?
  2. If you were to talk about our platform online, how would you describe Odyssey?
  3. As a member of an Odyssey community in your area, what types of stories would you want to share on our platform?
  4. What questions do you have for me?

* If the Creator is interested in video content, ask these additional questions:


  1. Have you produced video in the past? If so, how and where?
  2. What type of video content would you be interested in creating?
  3. Are you interested in the Video Producer position? Would you like to hear more about it?

Part 3: Onboarding

After the call, determine if there is a fit. If approved, accept their invite in the system. New Creators will receive an automated welcome email with a link to complete their account. Make sure you follow up with the Creator to ensure he/she has done this!

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8 Solid Date Ideas For Couples Who Drink Beer

Don't go on another boring date. Throw axes, launch golf balls. Be the fun couple.

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Fact: there are two types of people in this world.

  1. People who say, "dating is hard these days."
  2. People who plan dates around boozing.

If you've ever been on a bad date, specifically if you are a beer drinker, I'm going to assume you didn't put much effort into planning the date, let alone the beer you planned on drinking. Yes, everyone has their own expectations when it comes to date activities.

But rather than focus on differences, why not plan your date around something you have in common: a love for good beer?

Don't have any ideas? We got your back. Whether you've been dating for two weeks or nearly two years, here's a list of unique date ideas that include everyone's favorite third wheel, booze.

1. Blind Beer Tasting

Sometimes the perfect date night could very well be from the comfort of home. Movies and pizza are usually what's up for a low-key night, but have you ever considered something as underrated as blind beer tasting? It's a fun way to do something different with your partner, getting your taste buds boppin', experimenting with new drinks. Make the night super official with some beer tasting score cards so you know what to get for next time, or what to never, ever get again for the remainder of your existence.

2. Top Golf

A little competition never hurt anybody, right? It doesn't matter if you're the next Tiger Woods or don't have a single athletic bone in your body, Top Golf is a guaranteed good time. There's literally zero pressure because all you have to do is wave around a golf club trying not to look stupid. Share some laughs, get some embarrassing pictures or videos, munch on some apps, and sip (or pound down) some tasty brews.

3. Axe Throwing

Unless you live under a rock, you'll know that axe throwing is booming and locations are opening up almost everywhere. The Canadian backyard pastime might seem a little odd, but it's AXE-tually a lot of fun. You can bring your own food and who doesn't like food? Alcohol IS permitted at specific locations, so call ahead! Just remember to throw responsibly, because if you aren't married yet you can't collect that insurance premium.

4. College Football Saturdays and Football Sundays

For most guys (and some gals) this is the best time of the year. Weekends in the fall are completely devoted to football. Even if you're not the biggest football fan, you can still have a blast taking part in the social aspect while being a spectator. Some bars are team-themed, so make sure to look up some places and get there early. FYI: this works for almost all sporting and pay-per-view events. Including, but not limited to; the Olympics, boxing, American Ninja Warrior, etc…

5. Check out a local brewery

Craft breweries are perfect date spots. Fun but low-key (read as: you can still have a conversation). And they're full of great beer. If you're ever on the East Coast, you have to hit up Victory Brewing Company's Taprooms & Breweries located in Chester County, PA. One of the perks of craft breweries as a date spot is the local culture and small-town vibes we all love to love. I recommend Victory because they have all that plus one of the strongest beer line-ups in the country, including tastings for new experimental beers. If you can make a day of it, I suggest you do. They have trivia during the week, live local bands, and the food is awesome. Get a pretzel and beer cheese. It's wicked good.

6. Booze Cruise

A different, cool way to party. Whether it's just you two or you're with a group of other couples, booze cruises are a more sophisticated way to indulge. I mean, let's face it, we're all high-key trying to hold onto the savage tolerances we used to have in college and it's nights like this, where we try (really, really hard) reliving it. The city skylines and marina views alone are simply breathtaking. All you need to do is show some ID, pay admission, and pray the rest of the night calls for smooth sailing.

7. Pick a theme and plan your own Bar (beer) Crawl

Going on adventures with your other half is proven to bring you closer together. Pick a theme with your significant other, and plan a beer crawl using Google Maps. Try picking new bars you haven't been to before! At the end of your crawl, hit up your favorite bar or better yet, the first bar you guys met or went to as a couple.

8. Wedding Crashing... IRL

I know this sounds a little far-fetched, but if it's done right this could lead to the most epic of nights. You know when people bring dates who the bride and groom have never even met? Or heard a member of the wedding party be like, "Yea, I don't even know half of these people"? UM, hello! You could be "these people!" Almost all weddings are destined to have good booze, and, unless the father of the bride is a legit serial killer, it's probably an open bar.

The most important part of any date is planning to share good beer, but don't sleep on picking a good partner. Find someone who compliments you the way Victory's Golden and Sour Monkeys compliment each other. These beers are distinctly different but make the perfect duo. Check out their beer finder to see where you can snag some brewskis with your booski. Cheers!

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'Hell No' And 19 Other Responses When Asking College Students How They Felt About Friends Dating Their Siblings

I mean it worked in "The Kissing Booth."

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Entering a new relationship can be awkward at first, but what if your new boyfriend/girlfriend is your friends sibling?

Um, hello, double awkward.

Who breaks the news to them? What happens if you guys don't last? Is dating a friends sibling something that should even happen in the first place? Well, I wanted to get to the bottom of it, so I asked 20 college students two simple questions, "How do you feel about dating a friend's sibling or your friend's dating your sibling?" and "Would you stop being friends with somebody if they started dating your sibling?" and here's what they had to say.

1. "It depends on the friend." - 23, Male

He also said that he wouldn't stop being friends with somebody if they started dating their sibling.

2. "I honestly wouldn't care, I would do it." - 22, Female

She would remain friends with somebody if they started dating her sibling.

3. "Hell no, this shouldn't happen." - 21, Female

She said she definitely would drop her friend if this were to ever happen.

4. "I think that if it makes them happy than it's fine, but when they start neglecting you instead of hanging out it can be bad. Especially, if one of them breaks up with the other." - 23, Female

She wouldn't stop being friends with somebody if they dated her sibling, and she also said that she would date a friends sibling.

5. "Very opposed if it was a close friend because it could ruin the friendship." - 21, Female

She would drop her friend if this ever happened.

6. "I wouldn't mind as long as I knew their true intentions." - 19, Male

He would stay friends with somebody if this ever happened.

7. "I don't care." - 20, Female

Would stay friends with somebody.

8. "I would hate that, but if they're both happy I feel like I would need to support them. My main concern is if they broke up, I feel like I would have to choose sides." - 21, Female

She said either way it's awkward but she would remain friends with them.

9. "I think that it's fine as long as the friend doesn't shut me out." - 22, Female

She said that she would love them both regardless.

10. "Uncomfortable." - 20, Male

Okay fair enough considering his siblings are minors and his friends are not. But yes, he definitely would stop being friends with somebody if this ever happened.

11. "I don't have siblings, but I don't think that I would mind. Love is love, don't be a hater." -18, Female

She would date a friends sibling and stay friends with somebody if they dated her sibling, (if she had any).

12. "My siblings are younger than me so somebody better have a jail cell waiting for me." - 20, Male

Yet, he would still be friends with them even if this happened..

13. "I'm not okay with it." - 22, Female

Would still remain friends wit somebody if this were to happen though.

14. "I'm a lot older than them, so it's a little weird." - 27, Female

She also said that she would date a friends sibling and remain friends with somebody if they ever dated her sibling.

15. "I'm not really that weirded out as long as it didn't impact our friendship. I personally don't find anything wrong with it" -18, Female

She too said that she would date a friends sibling and remain friends with somebody if they ever dated her sibling.

16. "My sister is like 31 so that's weird. I'm not for it but I'm not against it either." -18, Female

She wouldn't date any of her friends siblings but would remain friends with somebody if they dated hers.

17. "It was bound to happen. It just doesn't matter to me personally. " - 22, Female

She also said love is love, and that she would date one of her friends siblings and stay friends if somebody dated hers.

18. "Very awkward. The risk of losing them is too high." - 21, Female

Wouldn't personally date a friends sibling but would keep the friendship if somebody dated hers.

19. "Annoyed. Your "friend" is going to leave you high and dry for your brother/sibling." - 23, Female

Would never date a friends sibling and would drop somebody if they dated hers.

20. "I'd be a bit weirded out at first but that wouldn't negate our friendship." - 25, Male

Would remain friends if one of his friends started dating his sister and is dating his sisters best friend/soul sister.

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