Drop everything you are doing: Pottermore is looking for writers!
The Harry Potter series is groundbreaking and beloved for so many reasons. As a writer, J.K. Rowling’s fully-realized, wonderfully inventive, magical world was definitely one of the very first things that inspired me to create my own fictional worlds. I’m sure there are thousands of young writers out there who can say the exact same thing.
And Potterheads around the world can never get enough of the series. Beyond the existing Wizarding World theme parks and tours in Florida, California, and England, this year has also brought us the epic continuation of the series with the London stage play (and script book) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child PLUS the spin-off/prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is set to hit theaters this November.
But now, incredibly, there is actually a way for writers to become involved in the world of Harry Potter themselves. Pottermore posted a job listing looking for writers for the site!
Yep, you read that correctly: There is an opportunity for freelance writers and fans of the Wizarding World to create original content for Pottermore.
Excuse me while I hand-flail forever and express my excitement in a series of appropriately giddy Potter gifs.
The job listing was posted via Gorkana Jobs, calling for writers for Pottermore, the Wizarding World’s digital arm which “covers everything from the latest news across the brand, to in-depth features on existing canon and characters.”
The ad stated that they are looking for “Freelance Writers with an eye for a good story, a passion for in-depth analysis and research, as well as strong working knowledge of the Harry Potter stories.”
So, basically… Harry Potter superfans who are great at writing, research, and know a ton about the Wizarding World, this is the gig for you.
Writers interested in a Freelance Writer position are encouraged to send their pitches and writing samples to Pottermore’s Content Editor Krystal Sim via the application form on the listing, which also asks for the applicant’s’ CV and cover letter.
I can’t even imagine how many applications they’re going to get, so I’d ~strongly~ suggest you get on this ASAP if you’re interested. I know I will.