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05 May 2012 @ 10:02 pm
Writer and Pinch Writer Sign-Up Post, Term XL  
This is where you can sign up for both writer and pinch writer positions. Which, no doubt, brings to mind the question: What's the difference between a writer and a pinch writer?




Writers:
· Must have been a member of HiH for at least two (2) months old to be eligible to apply.
· Will have the FIRST opportunity to write for all editions of the Daily Prophet (and thus secure the 10pt bonus for completing both editions in a month).
· Will have more time in advance knowing which articles to write for (as they're assigned them).





Pinch Writers:
· Length of membership at HiH is not a strict requirement. We'll of course give preference to those who have been here longer but newer members will also be given a chance.
· Will be eligible for a 10pt bonus if they write for two editions of the Prophet in a month.
· Possibly have from 24 hours to a few days' advance notice on whether they're writing or not.




Positions & Duties

Copy Editor
Copy editor is the person who proof reads each of the columns before they're sent to publish. You'll need to check for spelling mistakes, test links and try to make sure all the columns share similar formatting. Copy Editor is given a full 24-48 hours between the writers deadline and the DP issue date to do this, but you can start proofing columns as soon as they're submitted by the writers if you want.

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw & Slytherin Correspondent
House correspondents report on what's been happening in their common rooms; you can write about in-house activities, social posts, new members, or just use the space to crow about your houses' recent successes around HiH if you like.

Writing Spotlight & Fanart Spotlight
These writer's scour the HiH comms, looking for the best pieces of fiction and fanart to showcase in the Prophet. Usually writers choose to pick one or two artists/fanficcers to spotlight per issue, but how you do it is up to you. You should include the icon challenge comms if you're writing for fanart.

Flourish, Clubs, Animagus, Hogsmeade & Stamping Correspondent
These correspondents report specifically on their respective comms. Clubs Correspondent might write a roundup of outcomes of various club activities, whereas the Hogsmeade and Stamping correspondents might report on recent activities in the applicable community.

Featured Article/Guest Columnist
A column that features once or twice a month. The Guest Columnist may write one or maximum two pieces about a topic of their choice. Go here to read more about it and sign up!

Ask Dumbledore
Our regular Agony Uncle column. In charge of writing in, or responding to, member's questions. One member will act as Dumbles, whilst the community will create questions for "him" to answer.

Classifieds
A round-up of announcements and social posts in hogwartsishome and hih_greathall, as well as information about the System, including any current auctions. Also has free reign to list things like personal ads, lost and found, and pretty much anything you can expect to find in a Classified section of a newspaper.

Comics
Create a comic or two for each DP issue. Thoughtful, hilarious, anything goes! Please keep it Harry Potter and/or HiH-specific, please! And no larger than 450px wide.

Member of the Month
Write about or conduct an interview with the member of the month! (Member of the Month is suggested here.)

Horoscopes
Write about one, two or more signs. Make it as serious or as funny as you wish.

Photographer
Make a gif or gif relating to Harry Potter and/or Harry Potter films for the photo of the week.


If you're interested in any of these, please sign up using the textbox below. All comments are screened.



Once you're signed up here, we'll keep you in mind for the whole term. Just because you don't get the position now doesn't mean you won't get it later!
 
 
 
hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on January 6th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
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(no subject) - hihdailyprophet on August 31st, 2017 08:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on August 30th, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
TERM XXXIII
To apply for a position this term comment AFTER this comment.

Please do not answer here with your application!

Edited at 2015-08-30 10:27 pm (UTC)
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on September 3rd, 2015 04:28 pm (UTC)
Hi Krystal,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Slytherin correspondent :)

The schedule post for the term will be up in a bit too and we will get started with issue #1 :)
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on September 3rd, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hi Tiffany,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Clubs correspondent :)

The schedule post for the term will be up in a bit too and we will get started with issue #1 :)
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on September 3rd, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hi Trin,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Horoscope correspondent :)

The schedule post for the term will be up in a bit too and we will get started with issue #1 :)
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on September 3rd, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hi Kristine,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Hogsmeade correspondent :)

The schedule post for the term will be up in a bit too and we will get started with issue #1 :)
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on September 3rd, 2015 04:25 pm (UTC)
RE: TERM XXXIII
Hi Evy,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Copy Editor and back to the Ask Dumbles :)

The schedule post for the term will be up in a bit too and we will get started with issue #1 :)
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on September 3rd, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
RE: TERM XXXIII
Hi Dani,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Hufflepuff correspondent :)

I've added you as a friend so you can see friends-only staff updates. Please friend this journal or track the 'check-in post' and 'submission post' tags so you won't miss anything.
The schedule post for the term will be up in a bit too and we will get started with issue #1 :)
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on September 3rd, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
Hi Steph,

thanks so much for signing up as pinch writer, welcome to back to the prophet :)
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hihdailyprophet: Term XXXIhihdailyprophet on September 3rd, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC)
Hi Whitney,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Flourish correspondent :)
As I said in the ad at HiH I have a wish for the first issue so you'll get a pm about that later ;)

The schedule post for the term will be up in a bit too and we will get started with issue #1 :)
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on September 4th, 2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
Hi Anie,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Ravenclaw correspondent :)

The schedule post for the term is up and we will get started with issue #1 next week :)
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on September 4th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
Hi Beth,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Gryffindor correspondent :)
(also just checking, can I put you down as Fanart pinch writer or was this just an option if you couldn't be a staff writer?)

I've added you as a friend so you can see friends-only staff updates. Please friend this journal or track the 'check-in post' and 'submission post' tags so you won't miss anything.
The schedule post for the term is up and we will get started with issue #1 next week :)
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on September 5th, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hi Avi,
I'd like to welcome you as our new Fanfiction correspondent :)

I've added you as a friend so you can see friends-only staff updates and if you want you can track the 'check-in post' and 'submission post' tags so you won't miss anything.
The schedule post for the term is up and we will get started with issue #1 next week :)
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on September 6th, 2015 04:47 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm dreadfully late, but...
Hi Johanna,
you're not too late (there is no deadline on applying here^^) and I'd like to welcome you as our new Fanart correspondent :)

I've added you as a friend so you can see friends-only staff updates and if you want you can track the 'check-in post' and 'submission post' tags so you won't miss anything.
The schedule post for the term is up and we will get started with issue #1 next week :)
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on September 15th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hi Megan,
I'd like to welcome you as our Member of the Month writer :)

I've added you as a friend so you can see friends-only staff updates and if you want you can track the 'check-in post' and 'submission post' tags so you won't miss anything.
The schedule post for the term is up if you want to have a look and I will send you a message in a bit with the nominations so you have enough time to conduct the interview.