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: 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.