An editor in a wiki can be almost anyone. In Open Politics, you can declare yourself an editor by adding a link to this page from your user page.
If the title sticks, you can wear it.
Editors are encouraged to learn the editor guidelines, which is the style manual for the wiki.
Editors should know how to do all of the following:
- monitor recent changes
- know the difference between a good edit and a bad edit.
- develop issue statements, positions, and arguments according to the wiki best practice
- refactor pages
- copy edit
- categorize pages,
- identify bad page names and create redirects.
- issue or remove notices when appropriate.
Editors don't take orders from anyone, but they will sometimes check the todo page and pitch in with tasks that need doing or are works in progress.
No, but becoming a senior editor makes you eligible for tasks on the OP:todo list, which may be paying jobs.
By studying the editor guidelines, becoming familiar with the wiki best practices.
When you feel confident enough to do so, add the title (and link) to your user page. If the title sticks it is yours.
Todo is a page which lists all the current projects and assignments that editors are working on.