Volunteer with Us!

Want to be a part of something special? We are a collaboration of Wizarding World fans passionate about making MuggleNet the best source of news and information on the Web. We serve a diverse community of fans and want our volunteers and content to reflect this. If you are not interested in a staff position but would like to submit an editorial to be featured on the site, please visit our “Letters to the Editor” page. MuggleNet is proud of its geographic diversity, and while 40% of staff identify as LGBTQIA+, we are predominantly made up of white women. We are particularly interested in amplifying the voices of individuals who fall outside this category.

MuggleNet welcomes and encourages applicants of any ability, age, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, location, race, and religion. Our current staff volunteers range in age from teenagers to 50s and come from over a dozen countries across six continents. We do not discriminate based on beliefs and value diversity of both background and opinion. Our goal is to represent all members of the community, and our volunteers are given the freedom to discuss all aspects of the fandom or franchise from any point of view.

If you have a disability and/or other circumstances that would require accommodations to volunteer with MuggleNet, we encourage you to reach out to our Recruiting Coordinator at volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com to discuss how we can make the position you’re interested in work for you.

 

⇓ Actively Recruiting ⇓

We’re looking to recruit highly dedicated, hard-working volunteers to join the MuggleNet team who exhibit the following characteristics:

  • creative problem-solver
  • enthusiastic
  • organized
  • positive attitude
  • reliable
  • team player
  • time management skills

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: Campaign Producer

MuggleNet's Campaigns team creates themed multimedia content to engage our audience of over one million followers. Campaign Producers write articles, devise clever concepts and copy for graphics and videos, and support MuggleNet's mission to uplift marginalized communities by planning charity events. Each month is a little different, and campaigns may be seasonal, educational, or humorous.

We're looking for about 4 Campaign Producers to join the team. The ideal candidates would possess the following characteristics:

  • Creative storyteller
  • Strong research and fact-checking skills
  • Able to think about both the big picture and small details
  • Interest in working on charity events
  • Knowledge of WordPress (preferred)

To apply, please write a response for 3 different wizarding world characters to the following prompt (1–2 sentences each): What is your favorite season and why? Send your responses, along with 2–3 writing samples, your name, age, location, time zone, and a short explanation of why you're interested in the position 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 2–3 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: Social Media Representative

We are looking for 5 passionate Wizarding World fans to help promote MuggleNet across our social media platforms in new, creative ways. Specific interest in social media is required for this position.

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter
  • Creativity! Humor! Sass!
  • Able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines
  • Always working ahead of schedule, never at the last minute
  • Good communication skills
  • Good teamwork skills
  • 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 your answer to the following question: When and how did you first become a fan of the wizarding world? If your social media pages are set on private, please consider temporarily making them public when you apply.

MuggleNet: Social Media Video Creator

Do you check your TikTok constantly? Do ideas for your Reels come to you at all hours of the day (and night)? If you have experience with phone-based video creation and editing, MuggleNet wants you for the position! This role will require 7–8 hours of time each month.

We are seeking 3–5 candidates to join our 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 creator
  • 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 Wizarding World fandom, including things like StarKid, Wizarding World Digital, wrock, etc.
  • Able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of phone, not app-driven, editing software
  • Able to film original content
  • Be willing to appear on camera

To apply for this position, please send along 2–3 samples of your work and your Instagram and/or TikTok usernames. Additionally, let us know what device you use to create content and what you would change about its video editing software. Send your samples, along with your name, age, location, and time zone, to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

MuggleNet: News - Journalist

MuggleNet is seeking 6 volunteers to join our News Team. 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, and so much more! If you love writing, love seeking out the next story or scoop, and want to combine that love with a little magic, we need you!

Journalists are required to write a minimum of six posts per month. This role will require approximately 5–6 hours of time each month, in addition to monthly meetings. Think you're right for the position?

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Vast knowledge of and interest in all aspects of the Harry Potter fandom and Fantastic Beasts series
  • Excellent knowledge of written English
  • Regularly available
  • Supportive team player
  • Able to take constructive criticism
  • Interest in growing as a writer
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Creative
  • Communicative
  • Able to work in a timely fashion, meet strict deadlines, and follow up on commitments
  • Some experience with WordPress and/or HTML is an asset.

To apply for this position, please send a writing sample. This can be a sample article covering recent Wizarding World news, or any previous journalistic writing you have done, preferably related to the Wizarding World or entertainment industry. Send your sample, 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: Video Producer

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

We are seeking 3–5 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 Wizarding World fandom, including things like StarKid, Wizarding World Digital, 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: 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 position just might be for you. MuggleNet is looking for 2-4 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.

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • 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: Creative Editorialist

Do you have a passion for the Wizarding World fandom that is rivaled by few? Enjoy writing and want to combine that love with a little magic? Then a position on the MuggleNet Editorial Team might be for you! MuggleNet is looking for passionate wizarding world fans to help create fun, eye-catching content for Potterheads around the globe. From editorials and listicles to satire and research papers, if you have an innovative mind, we want you!

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
  • Have time to commit to completing requirements and participating in other site activities
  • Be a supportive team member
  • Enthusiasm for just about everything wizarding world
  • Ability to work in a timely fashion and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take constructive criticism
  • Interest in growing as a writer
  • Willingness to learn

Editorialists have the following requirements:

  • Write at least 1 article per month
  • Earn at least 16 points per quarter (different article types are worth different point values)
  • Attend a quarterly brainstorming meeting (online, every 3 months)
  • Be active on Workplace and keep up to date with notifications from the site/team

To apply for this volunteer position, please send along 2 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: Contributions Editor

Vehement defences of particular characters, controversial Sortings of the latest hit tv show, literary criticism - we've got it all at MuggleNet! While we have an Editorial team dedicated to writing original content for the site, we also frequently receive article submissions from MuggleNet staff members from other teams, from our non-staff columnists, and from readers and fans around the world. MuggleNet is looking for someone to coordinate both internal and external submissions and see them through to publication on the site. If you have a passion for reading wizarding world content and reviewing creative writing, then you could be our next Contributions Editor!

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Have excellent written knowledge of American English
  • Enthusiasm for just about everything wizarding world
  • Previous experience/comfortable with WordPress
  • Experience reviewing and giving feedback on others' writing
  • Ability to work in a timely fashion and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills

The Contributions Editor will have the following requirements:

  • Review all external and internal non-Editorial article submissions
  • Give authors editorial suggestions (if needed) to improve their articles
  • Format articles in WordPress and check to ensure they fit all site standards
  • Schedule articles on Trello and in WordPress
  • Craft tweets and excerpts
  • Guide articles through the editor review process, including implementing copy edits suggested by copy editors
  • Ensure all articles have been promoted to the necessary social media channels
  • Communicate with authors throughout the process about edits, deadlines, publication date, etc.
  • Attend monthly Leadership meetings (online)
  • Regular check-ins with Editorial Director
  • Be active on Workplace and keep up to date with notifications from the site/team

To apply for this volunteer position, please send along 2 samples of your writing. 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/editing experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

⇓ Not Actively Recruiting ⇓

We are not currently recruiting for these positions, but feel free to browse the toggles below. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Staffing Coordinator at volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com if you have any questions in the meantime.

MuggleNet: Web Content Editor

Do you love keeping up with breaking news and discovering wizarding history? Do you have a passion for web design or want to learn basic HTML code? If so, a position on the MuggleNet Content Team might be for you!

On the Content Team, we like to think of ourselves as a family of free house-elves passionately working behind the scenes to keep MuggleNet and its archive of posts up to date, magically tidy, and functional. Web Content Editors are not responsible for writing news articles or editorials. This role will require 5–6 hours of time each month.

We are looking for 2–3 candidates to join our Content Team. Think you’re right for the position?

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

Excellent understanding of written American English
Comfortable writing short page descriptions and introductions
Know or are willing to learn basic HTML code
Experience with WordPress preferred
Have an eye for detail
Comfortable navigating the Internet
Enthusiastic even when performing monotonous tasks
Supportive team players
Enjoy being challenged
Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
Can take initiative to stay on top of due dates and monthly requirements

To apply for this position, please email us at volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com with your name, age, location and time zone, relevant experience, and a short explanation of why you are interested in working at MuggleNet.