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08 September 2009 @ 08:56 am
Writer Signup Post, Term XX  
Writer Signups


Please use the textbox at the bottom of the post to register interest in writing for the Daily Prophet. You must be a member of HiH for at least two (2) months to be eligible to apply!

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 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 Correspondent
Hufflepuff Correspondent
Ravenclaw Correspondent
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 peices 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.
Clubs Correspondent
Animagus/hh_wilderness Correspondent
Quidditch/Hogsmeade Correspondent
St.Mungos Correspondent
Insomniacs Correspondent

These correspondents report specifically on their respective comms. Clubs Correspondent might write a roundup of outcomes of various club activities, whereas the Quidditch/Hogsmeade correspondent might report on recent quidditch scores.

Featured Article/Guest Columnist
A column that features once or twice a month. The Guest Columnist may write one or max. 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
List and keep track of the auctions going on at The System. Also had 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.
Quizmaster
Create and organise a wordsearch, crossword, sudoku puzzle or similar for each DP Issue. You'll need to provide me with an answer key each week so I can check the winners.
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
Find or make .gifs relating to Harry Potter and/or Harry Potter films.


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 wont get it later - in fact last term almost everyone signed up here got offered some form of position before the end of the term!
 
 
 
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 12th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Hi Taylor,

I apologize for not replying to you way sooner than this. I actually had someone apply for Slytherin correspondant before, and since it's first-come, first-serve, they got it. But I'm not positive they are actually still interested, so if they aren't, I can let you know if you are still interested.

Would you have any interest in being a pinch hitter for Slytherin if you can't have the full-time position? For some reason, I seem to need Slytherin pinch writers an awful lot!
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 12th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hi Evy,

Are you still interested in the Copy Editor position? I did have to hold to the 2-month rule, but since it's close enough and you applied first, if you still want it, you can have it. If you could just let me know in the next day or two, that would be great, because I do have a few other interested people who applied after you.

Thanks!
Kristine
baby we could rock the night aloneslumber on October 12th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Hi Kristine!

Thanks for getting back to me. :) I'm still interested, yes, and was actually waiting until the 2 months were up to come here and say so. :D

Thanks,
Evy
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 12th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Hi Lauren!

Flourish is yours! (Someone applied for Copy Editor before you, although I'd be happy to put you down as a pinch hitter for that if you're interested.)

I'm going to friend you with this account so you can see all the submission posts and other posts for staff. Here is the Term XXI publication schedule. Your first article would be due this Friday, but if you need a couple days' extension/want to wait till next issue, just let me know, and I can do that since this is a bit of a late notice.

Let me know if you have any questions and welcome to the Prophet!
~ Kristine
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 12th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Hey bb,

You actually have to have been an HiH member for two months until you can apply for a staff spot. But with that said, I could put you down as a pinch hitter for Puff until then, so if in the next two months, I don't have a writer, you could fill in.

What do you think?
~ Kristine
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 12th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
YAY! I'm so glad you applied! Your article this last time was awesome.

Ravenclaw is yours! Here is the Term XXI publication schedule. Your next article would be due this Friday, but if you need a couple days' extension/want to wait till next issue, just let me know, and I can do that since this is a bit of a late notice.

Let me know if you have any questions and welcome to the Prophet!
~ Kristine
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 12th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hi Huushi!

Puff Correspondant is yours! Yay!

I'm going to friend you with this account so you can see all the submission posts and other posts for staff. Here is the Term XXI publication schedule. Your first article would be due this Friday, but if you need a couple days' extension/want to wait till next issue, just let me know, and I can do that since this is a bit of a late notice.

Let me know if you have any questions and welcome to the Prophet!
~ Kristine
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 12th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Hi Nan,

Okay, Flourish and Puff are taken (there was a mad rush of applications), but Member of the Month is yours!

I'm going to friend you with this account so you can see all the submission posts and other posts for staff. Here is the Term XXI publication schedule. Since your article is monthly, you can pick if you want it to come out the first or second issue of the month (if we have an influx of nominations, you are certainly welcome to do two articles a month, but that is completely optional).

I will send you a PM later today/tonight with the nominations I have for MoM who haven't been written about. Hopefully we will get some new ones soon, though!

Let me know if you have any questions and welcome to the Prophet!
~ Kristine
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 12th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Hi Ahn,

So technically you need to have been an HiH member for two months to apply for a full-time position, but since no one else has applied for Photographer, if you want, you can be a "pinch hitter" for the next month, and then once we hit your two-month mark, if no one else has applied, you can have it. (So basically, as long as no one else applies, then it's yours. It just can't be official until you hit two months.)

What do you think about that?

~ Kristine
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on January 9th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hi Kailyn,

The position you have applied for is already spoken for, but if you are interested in pinch writing please let me know! :)

Thanks,
Evy
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 26th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
Hey bb!

I was waiting to see if anyone else applied, but they did not, so Fanart is yours! Stephanie has two, so I see no problem with you having two, especially since MoM is only once a month.

Will you be able to do Fanart for this next issue (the one with articles due Saturday)?
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hihdailyprophethihdailyprophet on October 26th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Those gifs are awesome! You are hired!

I'm going to friend you with this account so you can see the submission posts. Here is the Term XXI schedule and here is the Submission Post for Edition 3 (if you can't make this edition, that's totally cool. Just let me know.)

Usually the way it works is, you would make a gif for the Photo of the Week (with a mini photo caption), which would be due the same time all the articles are due. Then you would make (or find) gifs for 3-5 other articles. You can either do a generic gif (like a Quidditch one for Quidditch) or you can wait till the articles come in and make them more specific to exact parts of the article. Either way, those are due the same time as the Copy Editor's due date, so you get two extra days.

Let me know if any of that is confusing or if you have any other questions. Otherwise, welcome to the Prophet!
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