• Press Specialist

    The HPA receives media attention, large and small, every week - and you can be part of tracking and making that news! This volunteer position supports the HPA’s Campaigns Department by tracking and organizing press mentions and contacts, writing press releases, and assisting with other projects related to getting the word out about the HPA! We’re looking for a volunteer who is consistently committed and organized and who has a reasonable familiarity with social media and press strategy.

    This position reports to the Campaigns Department Manager and will require an average of 4 volunteer hours per week.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties

    • Use Google Alerts, Mention, Twitter searches, and more to track press mentions of the HPA and our work, both in-print and online.
    • Maintain an organized spreadsheet of all HPA mentions and press contacts.
    • Write or assist with press releases for all major HPA campaigns and events.
    • Occasionally contribute to press strategizing with the larger Campaigns Department
    • Attend Campaigns Department meetings and all-staff meetings.

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent written communication
    • Organizational skills
    • Love of spreadsheets
    • Self-motivated
    • Basic knowledge of the media landscape and social media platforms
    • Interest in social change and activism
    • Interest in stories, fandom, and popular culture

    To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sara at saram@thehpalliance.org. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

Social Media Copywriter

Housed in the Campaigns Department (the Department of Magical Causes and Communications), the Social Media Team strategizes, organizes, and produces all content for the HPA’s Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest and Linkedin accounts. This volunteer position will write draft copy for social media platforms as well as assisting with copywriting for other projects in the Campaigns Department such as the This Week in Wizard Activism newsletter, email blasts, press releases, and occasionally submissions for the quarterly magazine, The W.A.N.D. Copywriters may also assist with queueing and curating social media copy. We’re looking for someone with a natural talent for writing, familiarity with social media trends, and a reliable work ethic.

This position reports to the Social Media Team Lead and will require an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Write draft copy for social media platforms following recommended topics and requests.
  • Suggest content for social media platforms.
  • Help brainstorm and strategize messaging for campaigns.
  • Occasionally write copy for weekly newsletter, email blasts, press releases, the website, and The W.A.N.D.
  • Keep abreast of all relevant updates to social media channels and trends.
  • Attend monthly Social Media Team meetings and all-staff meetings via Google Meet.

Qualifications:

  • Experience writing copy and/or reporting
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and all common social media platforms
  • Organized, efficient, and dedicated self-starter
  • Interest in social change and activism
  • Interest in stories, fandom, and popular culture

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Sara at saram@thehpalliance.org. Your writing sample should demonstrate your ability to write posts for three HPA platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.