Volunteer with Us!

Want to be a part of something special? We are a collaboration of Harry Potter fans passionate about making MuggleNet the best source of news and information on the web. We’re looking to recruit highly dedicated, hard-working fans to join the MuggleNet team.

Volunteer positions with MuggleNet are highly coveted; positions are often closed within days of being posted because of the large volume of applicants we receive. This is because fans know the work they do will be seen and appreciated by literally millions of people every year.

In addition, volunteering for MuggleNet can look good on your resume. There have been many cases in which employment experience at MuggleNet has helped staff members land desirable jobs and get into top universities.


7 Reasons Why Volunteering with MuggleNet Is Awesome

1. You’ll make lifelong friends.
It’s okay, you can admit it to us. Maybe you don’t have as many Harry Potter friends as you would like. What’s a Harry Potter friend? Someone you can share your passion for Potter with. Someone you can become best friends with (most of us made best friends through MuggleNet). When volunteering for us, you’ll meet fellow staff members who love Potter just as much as you do, and it forms friendships you’ll keep forever.

2. This stuff is great resume material.
MuggleNet has made its fair share of contributions to that all-important piece of paper, from college admissions to work applications. What you do on MuggleNet will most certainly boost your resume and benefit you in the future. Plus, trying to find out what house your potential boss is in makes for great interview discussion.

3. Your work will be seen by millions of people each year.
Want to feel the international power of Potter and Fantastic Beasts? Reach fans in China or interact with those in South Africa? With millions of Muggles per year visiting our site, your name and work will catch the eyes of countless people across the globe. We’ve heard that a few news outlets read our site as well.

4. Guaranteed protection from the Dark Lord.
Need we say more? If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you know the dangers presented by Lord Voldemort and his followers. MuggleNet promises to shield you from such perils. If you, however, choose to wander into the realm of dark magic, we are not legally responsible for the outcome and refuse to post bail for your inevitable trip to Azkaban.

5. Cover events for MuggleNet in your area.
You never know when a Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts event will happen in your neck of the woods. From premieres to conventions, you can be the on-site source reporting live or recapping your experience for the millions of Potter fans around the world. These events are not only a lot of fun but great networking opportunities.

6. You can do work in your pajamas. Or naked. We don’t judge.
It doesn’t get much better than rolling out of bed (or sometimes staying in it), grabbing your laptop, and logging on to the Web. You don’t have to shower, brush your teeth, or comb your hair. Just ask Emerson. If you really feel inclined to put on a suit and tie so that people think you’re trading stocks or crunching numbers, we’ll learn to live with it but mock you constantly.

7. Great opportunity for personal growth.
MuggleNet gives you the chance to grow and tap your endless pool of potential. Your input and knowledge is an essential contribution to the overall success of the site. Whether coding, creating graphics, or posting news is your primary responsibility, you’re guaranteed to get a taste of it all. Oh, and you’re allowed to make mistakes from time to time; we promise not to use the Cruciatus Curse.


⇓ Available Positions ⇓

According to our current staff volunteers, MuggleNet positions require about 5–6 hours of time per month on average. See each position below for more specific estimates.

If you’re interested in multiple positions, please send a separate email for each.

ALL ROLES REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED – SO DON’T HESITATE TO APPLY!

MuggleNet: Content Management Specialist

Are you a sucker for the latest and greatest information with an equally strong interest in discovering wizarding history? Do you have a love for web design or want to learn basic HTML code? Enjoy reading really old theories and news stories as well as keeping up with breaking news? Then a position on the MuggleNet Content Team might be for you! MuggleNet is looking for passionate Harry Potter fans to help our website remain functional and up-to-date as well as serve as a comprehensive historical record. This role will require 5–6 hours of time each month.

We are seeking 4 candidates to join our Content Team. Think you’re right for the position?

Our ideal candidates will…

  • Have excellent written knowledge of American English
  • Have some experience with WordPress
  • Know, or be willing to learn, basic HTML code
  • Be comfortable conducting research on the Web and Internet archives
  • Be comfortable writing short intros and descriptions
  • Have enthusiasm even when performing monotonous tasks
  • Be a supportive team player
  • Be willing to take on a challenge
  • Be a self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Have an eye for detail
To apply for this position, please tell us why you want to volunteer for MuggleNet and send along your name, age, location, time zone, hours you are able to commit each week, and level of WordPress experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.
MuggleNet: Creative Editorialist

Do you have a passion for the Harry Potter fandom that is rivaled by few? Enjoy writing in your free time and want to combine that love with a little magic? Then a position on the MuggleNet Creative Team might be for you! MuggleNet is looking for passionate Harry Potter fans to help create fun, eye-catching content for Potterheads around the globe. From blogitorials and listicles to editorials and creative writing, if you have an innovative mind that never shuts off, we want you! Editorialists are required to write two posts per month. 

We are seeking 3-4 candidates to join our Creative Team. Think you’re right for the position?

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Have excellent written knowledge of American English
  • Be available 23/7 – in other words, lots of spare time
  • Some experience with WordPress
  • Supportive team player
  • Able to take constructive criticism
  • Keen interest to grow as a writer
  • Be willing to take on a challenge
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Vast knowledge and interest in all aspects of the Harry Potter fandom, including things like StarKid, LeakyCon, Pottermore, Wrock, etc.
  • Creativity!
  • Able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines

To apply for this position, please send along 2–3 samples of your writing, as well as some thoughts on what type of writing you would most like to do for MuggleNet. Additionally, include a quick explanation of what makes you interested in this position. Send your samples, along with your name, age, location, time zone, and level of writing experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

MuggleNet: Creative Video Producer

Do you watch every single video that comes across your Facebook timeline? Are you obsessed with Vine, and follow a ton of YouTubers? Do you ever think to yourself, “I could do that!” If you have experience with video creation and editing, MuggleNet wants you! This role will require 7-8 hours of time each month.

We are seeking 3–4 candidates to join our Creative Team. Think you’re right for the position?

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • CREATIVE! Forward thinker! Hysterical.
  • Supportive team player
  • Able to take constructive criticism
  • Keen interest to grow as a producer and editor
  • Be willing to take on a challenge
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Vast knowledge and interest in all aspects of the Harry Potter fandom, including things like StarKid, LeakyCon, Pottermore, Wrock, etc.
  • Able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of video editing software.
  • A strong understanding of video basics such as aspect ratios, fps, sequencing, and avoiding jump cuts.
  • Able to both film original content and edit existing footage.

To apply for this position, please send along 2–3 samples of your work and any formal education or experience you have in the field. Additionally, include a quick explanation of what makes you interested in this position. Send your samples, along with your name, age, location, and time zone, to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

MuggleNet: Graphic Designer
If you’re a master at Illustrator and Photoshop, we want you on the MuggleNet team! We are looking for 3 creative wizards who are interested in working across all the teams on MuggleNet to create eye-catching graphics and campaigns. Our Designers have been published on media outlets across the web and in print, including Newsweek and London Time Out Magazine.

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Intermediate/Master of Adobe Suite, specifically Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Up to date with modern trends and treatments
  • Able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Excellent teamwork skills, good communicator
  • Listens to constructive criticism and does not take edits/notes personally
  • Highly organized, works closely with Teams to keep projects cataloged
  • Knowledge/Use of Google Drive and/or Dropbox (preferred)
  • Time commitment varies, but you should expect a minimum of 8–10 hours per month

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your name, age, location, time zone, at least three examples of your work (portfolio preferred), and any relevant experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

MuggleNet: Marketing Assistant

Are you interested in working with global brands and partners? Does the idea of connecting to others via social media excite you? Then this brand-new position just might be for you. MuggleNet is looking for 4 Marketing Assistants, who will work directly with our Senior Marketing Manager on giveaways and promotions. This role will require 8-12 hours of time each month.

Our ideal candidate would embody the following:

  • Ability to be available at a moment’s notice – lots of spare time and flexibility to dedicate to achieving perfection
  • Experienced with all major social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), including the ability to post in real time as well as scheduling ahead
  • MUST BE detail oriented, including but not limited to vigilance with checking images to ensure they are crisp and clean; making sure tags for partner outlets are correct; clicking links and embedded videos to ensure functionality
  • Communicative, reaches out to and works with coordinators and other team members to set realistic expectations of projected post schedules
  • Witty, funny, captivating social media commentary to capture our followers’ attention for promotions and reviews/giveaways is a plus
  • Keen awareness of recognizing something that needs to be changed or updated; feels comfortable in stepping forward and taking the lead in offering suggestions on how to fix or ways to improve going forward.

If you’re interested in the position, please send a letter of interest to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com explaining why you think you’re a good fit for the position. Be sure to include your location and time zone!

MuggleNet: News Journalist

As the #1 wizarding world resource since 1999, MuggleNet is an important and reliable source of wizarding world news for fans around the globe. Our journalism coverage includes Fantastic Beasts, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, updates on film cast and crew members, fandom events, and so much more! This is why we are in need of an ever-growing, ever-improving News Team. We are seeking 3 candidates to join our News Team.

As a MuggleNet journalist, it will be your job to bring the latest and greatest stories in news and current events to the entire wizarding world community. Creating shareable stories using a creative eye, while sharing information with the fandom efficiently and accurately, is the name of the game.

If you love writing, love seeking out the next story or scoop, and are punctual and readily available, we need you. If you work with heart, have a lot of personal interest invested in growing as a writer and in the Harry Potter community, we need you. If you are creative, interested in working in a team, open to discussion, and able to take constructive criticism without taking it personally, WE NEED YOU. This role will require 5–6 hours of time each month.

Think you’re right for a position on the MuggleNet News Team? Check out the specifics below:

We need someone who exhibits the following general characteristics:

  • Dedicated and passionate
    • Works with heart, has a lot of personal interest invested in what they’re writing and in growing as a writer
  • Punctual and timely
    • Regularly available, lots of spare time, flexible
    • Able to follow up on commitments
  • Proactive
    • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something, actively seeks headlines)
    • Able to do research for accuracy and background information, if necessary
  •  Creative
    • Unafraid of expressing voice, being creative
    • Can turn a news story into a viral, shareable story, make it entertaining and engaging to read
  • Excellent knowledge of written American English
    • Able to follow a style guide with standards on spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, formatting, etc.
  • Supportive team player
    • Interested in working as part of a team
  • Communicative
    • Open to discussion and participation in regular staff meetings
  • Tough skin
    • Able to take constructive criticism and not take it personally
  • Vast knowledge of and interest in all aspects of the Harry Potter fandom and Fantastic Beasts series
  • Some experience with WordPress and/or HTML an asset

Journalists need to be able to meet the following standards and requirements:

  1. Writes 6 posts per month MINIMUM
  2. Proactive – doesn’t need to be asked to post
  3. Looks for opportunities to create shareable articles instead of waiting for news to break
  4. Writes creatively and with an engaging and entertaining voice
  5. Attends a mandatory monthly team meeting and a site-wide staff meeting
  6. Brings new ideas to help the team improve
  7. Works well in a team – leads by example, is encouraging, and lifts the team up

To apply for this position, please choose one of the following ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ) and write a shareable story, one that not only answers the standard who, what, when, where, and why questions but also is creative and engaging. Send your story, along with your name, age, location, time zone, expected availability, and level of writing experience, in a cover letter to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR THOSE WHO…

  • Are available during the hours of 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
MuggleNet: Quidditch Correspondent

Do you have a passion for Muggle quidditch that is rivaled by few? Enjoy writing in your free time and want to combine that love with a little magic? Then a position as MuggleNet’s Quidditch Correspondent might be for you! MuggleNet is looking for passionate Harry Potter and Muggle quidditch fans to help report on the activities of the ever-expanding sport and the various leagues around the world. This role will require 4–5 hours of time each month.

We are seeking 1–2 candidates to join our team. Think you’re right for the position?

Our ideal candidates will…

  • Have excellent knowledge of written American English
  • Have exceptional time-management skills
  • Be a supportive team player
  • Be willing to take on a challenge
  • Be a self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Have vast knowledge of and interest in all aspects of Muggle quidditch, including things like the rules, teams, regions, and tournament format
  • Have significant knowledge of other aspects of the Harry Potter fandom, since you may be asked to help our News team with other articles
  • Be able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines
  • As an asset, have experience with WordPress and/or HTML

To apply for this position, please send along a sample of your writing as a report on a current aspect of Muggle quidditch. Send your sample, along with your name, age, location, time zone, and level of writing experience, to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

MuggleNet: Social Media Promoter

MuggleNet is looking for 8–10 volunteers who are experienced with both Facebook and Instagram to join our Creative Social Media team. A particular interest in editorial and/or news is preferred, and please be sure to mention your interest when applying. This role will require 4–5 hours of time each month.

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • A strong desire to promote MuggleNet content
  • Creativity! Humor! Sass!
  • Ability to be available at very specific times, on a consistent basis
  • Ability to post published articles to the Facebook page several times per week in real-time
  • Good communication skills
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Highly organized
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Specifically looking for those with a flexible schedule who available during the US daytime hours. Last-minute availability and a reliable, set schedule is essential for this position.

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your name, age, location, time zone, social media profiles, relevant experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com along with one thing you love, and one thing you would change about MuggleNet’s Social Media accounts.

MuggleNet: Social Media - Twitter

Can’t stop tweeting? Join the MuggleNet Social Media – Twitter Team! We are looking for 4–5 passionate Harry Potter fans to help promote MuggleNet on Twitter in new, creative ways. Specific interest in Twitter is required for this position.

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Familiarity with Twitter
  • Creativity! Humor! Sass!
  • Able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of social media schedulers, such as Buffer
  • Always working ahead of schedule, never at the last minute
  • Good communication skills
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Highly organized
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your name, age, location, time zone, social media profiles, relevant experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com along with one thing you love, and one thing you would change or add to MuggleNet’s Social Media accounts.