I'll write up the usual what it is and how long it takes stuff and post on the comms tomorrow or something.
What giles_watchers needs is utter boring reliability. Somebody who can do it in a steady way and warn us all in advance when going on vacation or whatever. Also, a little bit of html tagging skills. Librarian nature a plus, ya know? A day missed on the Giles-watching means the next person has a nasty huge pile of posts to sort through.
The fic recs thing is much more relaxed.
I note that metafandom is doing an automatic daily post via a shared del.icio.us account. This is an interesting idea that might work well for the Giles-watching: accumulate links, generate post, go. Huh. I'll have to look into implementing this.