S4 Intent: Governance Accessibility (Intent 4)
Proposed Mission: A Podcast that covers and spotlights delegates
Proposal Tier 22: Ember
Please verify that you meet the qualifications for your Tier: I am a new community member that has not worked with or for the Optimism Collective before
Baseline grant amount: 10k OP
% of total available Intent Budget: 0.33%
Please check here if access to upfront capital is a barrier to completing your Mission and if you would like to be considered for a small upfront cash grant: No
Alliance name: Sinkas
Alliance Lead: Sinkas
L2 recipient address: 0xc8F8C7634e12C45266FC1110640BB318cdbF2373
Please list the members of your Alliance and link to any previous work:
Sinkas - Host, Producer, and Editor
A lot of my previous work experience revolved around spotlighting individuals, particularly creators on the Roll platform.
And I wrote and edited Roll’s biweekly newsletter (20k subscribers) - Examples found on Roll’s blog (up to April 2022)
My full CV can be found here
Please explain how this Mission will help accomplish the above Intent:
- Spotlighting delegates in a weekly podcast will help with their discoverability and will also help delegators get to know to who they delegate their tokens, strengthening the bond between them.
- Interviewing bigger delegates who already have an audience and wide reach will help spread the word about the podcast and increase its audience, which in turn will translate to more eyeballs and ears for smaller delegates. In a way, the podcast will serve as a way for bigger delegates to propel smaller ones in a streamlined way.
- By listening/watching the interviews, we’ll hopefully probe more delegators to actively think and assess who their delegate of choice will be, based on the information they acquire.
- Furthermore, the links back to Discourse (from Youtube and Spotify) will serve as a way for watchers/listeners to get their feet wet in regard to discussions around governance.
What makes your Alliance well-suited to execute this Mission?
My past work experience has equipped me with all the necessary skills to execute this mission end-to-end without help from any third party -which may sometimes act as a bottleneck.
I have experience with:
- Sourcing and arranging guests to come on a podcast
- Building a framework that will act as the base for all interviews
- Researching guests and adjusting the interview questionnaire
- Recording and editing the episodes
- Creating graphics for each episode (thumbnails, cover photos)
- Audio-to-text transcription
Furthermore, my project management skills enable me to easily juggle multiple items at once (e.g. editing an episode while also preparing for the next one) within deadlines.
Lastly, but most importantly, I am currently not working another a full-time job which means I can put my full weight behind the execution of the proposal and all the surrounding things it entails.
Please list the critical milestone(s) that should be tracked to determine if you should receive your grant in one year:
Recorded and published at least 10 episodes with 10 separate delegates (1 episode per week for 10 weeks).
How should Token House delegates measure progress towards this Mission:
- The first episode will be published within a week of the passing of the vote for the mission. (See here)
- The total number of episodes published after a month since the first episode will be 5 (first episode, plus 4 the following month)
- The podcast’s monthly analytics (views/streams/subscribers) should indicate a growth trajectory for each month.
How should badge-holders measure impact upon completion of this Mission?
The total number of views across all 10 episodes published by the end of Season 4 should fall into one of the following categories:
Minimum: 10,000 views/streams (1,000± views/streams per episode)
Good: 10,001 - 20,000 views/streams (1,500± views/streams per episode)
Great: 20,001 - 50,000 views/streams (3,500± views/streams per episode)
Perfect: 50,001 - 100,000 views/streams (7,500± views/streams per episode)
Excellent: 100,000+ views/streams (10,000+ views/streams per episode)
The podcast will continue running beyond the timeframe specified for Season 4 missions. If the critical milestones are surpassed, I’ll nominate the podcast for additional funding in the context of RetroPFG, which I hope to be assessed based on the results produced in terms of total views/streams.
If Citizen’s House delegates are satisfied with the result of the mission, then the podcast will continue running alongside RetroPGF rounds which may fund it for longer periods of time.
Breakdown of Mission budget request:
Contributor: 10k $OP split as follows:
- 3k $OP towards sourcing guests, preparing and hosting the podcasts
- 6k $OP towards editing the episodes, creating graphics, transcribing audio to text
- 1k $OP towards publishing and marketing
I confirm that my grant will be subject to clawback for failure to execute on critical milestones: Yes
I confirm that I have read and understand the grant policies: Yes
I understand that I will be required to provide additional KYC information to the Optimism Foundation to receive this grant: Yes
I understand that I will be expected to follow the public grant reporting requirements outlined here: Yes
Disclosure: I’m editing my proposal to let everyone know that, as I just announced on Twitter, I’ve joined L2Beat as a governance representative. My joining of L2Beat came a few weeks after the proposal has been approved. Disclosing it here since 1 of the 6 approvals (of the 4 necessary) came from Kaereste, who’s also representing L2Beat.