• WAND - Layout Editor

    The WAND is more than just a quarterly publication featuring the HPA’s current campaigns and recent accomplishments. It is also a powerful donor stewardship tool and a means of developing strong relationships with our most influential supporters and strategic partners. In order to reach its potential, the WAND must maintain a high visual standard and incorporate the HPA’s unique branding, voice, and aesthetic into every story. The Layout Editor’s primary responsibility is ensuring that each issue meets the WAND’s established standards, every element looks magical to the reader, and all visuals are as inspiring and as memorable as the written content itself.

    This position reports to the WAND’s Editor-in-Chief and requires 2 to 7.5 volunteer hours per week, depending on each issue’s editorial cycle.


    Responsibilities

    • Develop overall visual theme for each issue, with input from WAND staff.
    • Work with Editor in Chief and Managing Editor to develop each issue’s pagination for copy, illustrations, photos, and other elements.
    • Oversee the design of each issue’s cover art and other illustrations to keep our visual branding consistent.
    • Create infographics and other visuals to match articles, as needed.
    • Provide associated guidance and direction to the WAND Illustrator and contribute spot illustrations to articles and features, as needed.
    • Provide the final, print ready document to send to our printer that adheres to the printer specs and requirements.
    • Attend quarterly WAND meetings, read and respond to emails weekly, and attend all-staff meetings when possible.


    Skills

    • Proficient in Adobe programs such as InDesign or InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
    • Must have access to either Adobe InDesign or InCopy.
    • Demonstrated experience with publication layout, visual design, illustration, and other associated skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and be able to meet deadlines.
    • Knowledge of the HPA and its campaigns, programs, and community.
    • Ability to function in an often unpredictable start-up environment populated by artists and weirdos.
    • Passion for social justice and equality.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to christine@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

  • WAND - STAFF WRITER

    The WAND is more than just a semi-annual publication featuring the HPA’s current campaigns and recent accomplishments. It is also a powerful donor stewardship tool and a means of developing strong relationships with our most influential supporters and strategic partners. In order to reach the WAND’s potential, each story must incorporate snappy copy and the HPA’s unique voice. The Staff Writer’s primary responsibilities are writing feature articles and conducting interviews as directed by the Editor-in-Chief and Senior Staff.

    This position reports to the WAND’s Editor-in-Chief and requires 2 to 10 volunteer hours per week, depending on each issue’s editorial cycle.


    Responsibilities

    • Adopt the voice of the HPA to write articles as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief.
    • Occasionally conduct interviews with other HPA volunteers or persons of interest.
    • Work with the Copy Editor to ensure that articles meet a consistent high standard.
    • Collect or solicit photographs related to assigned articles and submit them to the Photo Editor for editing.
    • Help WAND Team develop the overall theme and goals for each issue, including promotion of current campaigns and programs, encouraging donations, driving membership and interest in chapters program, etc.


    Skills

    • Demonstrated experience with writing for magazines, newspapers, marketing materials, donor stewardship, or related publications.
    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Knowledge of the HPA and its campaigns, programs, and community.
    • Ability to function in an often unpredictable start-up environment populated by artists and weirdos.
    • Passion for social justice and equality.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to christine@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

  • Wizard Activist School Facilitator

    We're searching for volunteers who want to help train new wizard activists! Our Wizard Activist School provides free training in a wide range of leadership and activism skills to anyone who wants to learn. As a Wizard Activist School Facilitator, you will review responses to modules as they are submitted and provide feedback to trainees so that they can be sure they're getting a full grasp of the information and are ready to take on the world. Plus, you'll facilitate workshops with folks from around the world and help develop new modules as needed. This position requires a strong interest in the field of training and education, a willingness to be trained in these skills yourself, and motivation to respond to module responses in a timely and fully engaged fashion. Prior experience in public training is not necessarily required, but we're looking for folks who have the right personality to mentor trainees and are passionate about learning. If that sounds like you, let us know! This is a 7 hour/week commitment. 


    Responsibilities

    • Reports to the Wizard Activist School Team Leader
    • Reviews responses to Wizard Activist School modules and gives feedback accordingly to maximize trainee understanding
    • Answers training questions as needed
    • Helps create new modules as needed, which may require research of subject areas and collaboration with team members and Director of Leadership and Education to assess curriculum 
    • Leads workshops on a variety of training subjects as necessary
    • Assists in other department projects as needed


    Qualifications

    • Exceptional written communication
    • Timeliness and willingness to work one on one with trainees
    • Desire to learn more about leadership training
    • Good humor and a positive attitude 

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to abigail@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview. 

  • Social Media Analyst

    Social media is the backbone of the HPA’s campaigns and outreach. In order to continue to improve our engagement and thereby further our mission, it is important that we consistently track and analyze the data on our engagement. This volunteer position supports the HPA’s Department of Magical Causes and Correspondence by helping to track, analyze, and measure the impact of our digital communications. Analysts will also work with a team to help analyze and design the annual Wizard Activist Community Survey. We’re looking for people who have experience and passion for analytic data as well as a sophisticated understanding of social media.

    This position reports to the Analytics Team Leads and the Campaigns Director and will require an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties

    • Track weekly data for one or more official HPA social media platforms with an emphasis on analyzing the data for higher engagement.
    • Compile a monthly report of assigned platform(s) and present to the Analytics Team Leads and Campaigns Director.
    • Contribute to post-campaign reports.
    • Attend regular analytics team meetings and all-staff meetings via Skype/Hangout.

    Qualifications

    • A passion for numbers and spreadsheets
    • Understanding of social media engagement
    • Consistent work and team player
    • Interest in activism, stories, and fandom

    To apply, please send a 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

    • Strong writing and communication skills
    • Familiarity with Google Drive and all common social media platforms
    • Organized, efficient, and dedicated self-starter
    • Interest in activism, stories, fandom, and popular culture
    • Experience writing copy and/or reporting a plus

    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.