Hogwarts Live Now Recruiting

Re-posting this as we still need help!

We're looking to put together a brand new development team. This will be separate from our administrative staff who deal directly with players. We're looking for enthusiastic, imaginative, and passionate individuals to help us create the next stage of Hogwarts Live.

Please note these positions do come with perks but are otherwise unpaid--these roles are ideal for high school or college students looking to put an Internet company on their resume. This will look very good on a college applications or when applying for your first job out of college especially considering the scale of Hogwarts Live.

Roles we are looking to fill:

Software Engineer/Developer/Programmer

Description: Responsible for programming new features for the game.

Skills: JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS

Note: If you program in another language such as Java, C#, C++, Scala, Ruby, Python, etc. please apply (especially if you have experience building web services or mobile apps).

To apply email a resume to with code samples or links to applicable work.

Project Manager

Description: Responsible for gathering feature requirements, making sure features are delivered on time, and making the public aware of new features. Will help prioritize when and what features are built.

Skills: Organization, Communication, Time Management, Project Management (obviously)

Note: The ideal PM will keep tabs on everyone involved in a project and make sure stuff gets done on time.

To apply email a resume to with examples of how you've helped teams of people deliver projects on time.

Digital Illustrator

Description: Responsible for the design game art like characters, objects, backgrounds, icons, and other graphics.

Skills: Image Manipulation (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, etc.), Illustration, etc.

To apply email a resume to with either images, PDFs, or links to custom graphics or artwork you've created.

Game Scenario Writer

Description: Responsible for creating game scenarios/storylines.

Skills: Imagination, Good Ideas, English, Grammar, Detail-oriented, Descriptive

To apply email a resume to with writing samples or links to applicable work.

Content Editor

Description: Responsible for editing content for grammar and style.

Skills: English, Grammar, Detail-oriented, Sense of Style

To apply email a resume to with writing samples or a copyedited version of this post.

Web Designer

Description: Responsible for the design and layout of HTML and CSS pages.

Skills: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Image Manipulation (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, etc.), Layout Design, Information Design, Usability, User Experience Design

To apply email a resume to with screenshots or links to websites designed.

It would help if any of you who apply include a cover letter describing why you would like to work for Hogwarts Live and why you think you're qualified to do so.

Responses 1 - 25 of 71 to "Hogwarts Live Now Recruiting"

RisingPhoenix amp; SilverRose • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 12:58am • #1

I will definitely go for game scenerio writer xD

Little One Infinity • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 1:14am • #2

Ooh! I guess I could do most of these, but I'm too lazy. Sorry. ^^

Bonniewhiteker • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 1:24am • #3

I like the sounds of the game scenario writer since I love that kind of thing but I'm not sure if first years are allowed.

Frank Analysisamp; Harry • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 3:03am • #4

I think I'd go for Content Editor, but I think I'm taking it the wrong way.. Is it, for example, correcting grammar, spelling, and adding a more formal/pleasing view to sentences/phrases/etc, etc?

I am HallyPotter • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 3:25am • #5

Do you have to give details like real name, age, birthday, etc? Also asking what Harry asked.

I am HallyPotter • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 3:57am • #6

Do you have to give details like real name, age, birthday, etc? Also asking what Harry asked.

AislingBlack • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 4:12am • #7

Im wondering if I should put my Graphic Design degree to work for HL xD

DonovanReno • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:05am • #8

I'm definatly trying for senario writer

!Headmaster Danilo • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 12:41pm • #9

@Harry - That's exactly what a Content Editor is expected to do.

@HallyPotter - You don't have to submit any information I didn't request. However, for some of the positions like Developer I will request some personal information if we decide to go with you.

51d332c8b4b1ce9 • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 1:50pm • #10

Curious question. I know a friend that is thinking about graphic design, but he doesn't play HL so... Could I ask him about this?

The Goddess ElizabethMalfoy • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 3:10pm • #11

What do you mean by copyedit? I would love to go for content editor :)

CrazyCatLady AvrielleRose • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 4:58pm • #12

I absolutely love the idea of this. Though, I do have a small question: The "links to applicable work" would entail what exactly? For example, for the position of Game Scenario Writer, would that mean work we've done for other places like HL, or simply an example of short stories or something that we've written? If in the case that it's short story examples, I'd be more than happy to share those. I love HL, and to be able to help out more would be absolutely wonderful! :)

!Headmaster Danilo • Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:34pm • #13

@Wisteria - Refer your friend to this post.

@AvrielleRose - I want you to either attach a sample of work that relates to the job you're applying for or link to that work if it's viewable online. If we're interested we'll request a more specific writing sample.

9239f49f9022aca • Friday, January 27, 2012 - 3:10pm • #14

Is that to make the site batter then or not

Goddess MyssFae • Friday, January 27, 2012 - 5:14pm • #15

I would also like to know what the expectations would be when it says to copyedit the post- would you want us to leave in this format or make the list into separate paragraphs?

!Headmaster Danilo • Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:19pm • #16

You should edit my post for grammar, style, etc.

I am HallyPotter • Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 8:28am • #17

Are we allowed to apply for more than one position?

yharay • Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 8:31am • #18

I am, unfortunately, unqualified and not old enough :(

9239f49f9022aca • Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 4:24pm • #19

I want to be the mane one that a lit of people want to do oh

I am HallyPotter • Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 7:12pm • #20

What is not old enough??

Gambit • Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 8:17am • #21

Game Scenario Writer and Content Editor seems in my league. I may try for an application later. Do you accept first years?

!Undesirable No. Juan • Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 5:31pm • #22

I don't think that your game title is an issue.

06eee58eed84c1d • Monday, January 30, 2012 - 11:09am • #23

While..I think I've got the wrong end of the stick, it sounds like an amazing chance, and I'll definitely apply. :)

Good luck to anyone applying, and congratulations to those who end up with jobs!

MIchaelWeasley • Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:46pm • #24

What /Excatly/ do you need to put in the email for Game Scenario Writer?

Landon • Friday, February 3, 2012 - 9:12am • #25

Definitely interesting :P I think I'll go for Game Scenario Writer. Good luck to everyone applying!

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