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Do you have theories about the Wizarding world? Or, perhaps you'd like to delve into the ties between the magical world and ours? Would you like to voice your views on Harry Potter related topics to the listeners? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, it's time to take out your quills and/or grab your microphones, and give us your story.

What can I expect for responsibilities?
WWN is a quarterly broadcast. Although that does alleviate the pressure and strict time constraints in comparison to monthly broadcasts, working for the WWN is no walk in the park. All members, before they are a Host and/or a Writer, are a WWN staff, and that means we expect everyone to be an active participant in discussing and deciding the content of upcoming broadcasts. Our broadcasts are produced as a team.

Then, following the planning period, Writers write their segments relatively freely; you get to decide what you write about, and how long it will be. Next, Hosts are responsible for recording and uploading an audio clip of themselves reading out their segments and/or voicing their roles. If you are both a Host and a Writer, you will be carrying out these duties one after the other (with a short break in between) - but never both at the same time.


Do I get paid?
Yes! Like all official HEX and House publications, WWN utilizes the Quill system. Quills are awarded for your participation in every broadcast - including but not limited to, recording a segment, writing a segment, giving input during the planning process, and performing other responsibilities, if applicable.

I'm in! How do I apply?
For this application, you are tasked with creating your own original HP-related mock segment. You may use previously covered themes (such as the Marauders, Magical Creatures, Muggles, etc.); however, the content of your mock segment must be entirely unique and original.

If you are applying for more than one position, please send ALL of the applicable forms in ONE (1) owl to the WWN Account.


Host Application Form
**Due to the COPPA Policy, you must be at least 13 years of age or have parental permission to become a Host.**

Username:
Name:
When did you join HEX?:
How much time do you spend on HEX (per week)?:
Other responsibilities: (on or off HEX)
List radio/audio experience: (none required, but preferred)
Do you have your own microphone?: (otherwise, what do you use to record?; not required, but preferred if you have one!)
If you become a WWN Host, which roles, voices, and/or accents would you be interested in portraying?:
Sample Audio: (Start by stating your username, then follow with a sample segment recording that is Harry Potter themed. The length of your segment should be between 3-6 minutes.)

**Please upload your recording to Soundcloud, with the privacy turned off.**

Writer Application Form
Username:
Name:
When did you join HEX?:
How much time do you spend on HEX (per week)?:
Other responsibilities: (on or off HEX)
List writing/journalism experience: (none required, but preferred)
Which themes, genres, and/or topics are you interested in writing?
Sample Writing: (This should be a NEW piece of writing, created specifically for the application. Write a Harry Potter themed script of 400-1000 Words.)


Guidelines
+ All application material must abide by all HEX rules.
+ Due to the COPPA Policy, you must be at least 13 years of age or have parental permission to record/be a host.
+ There is no deadline to submit an application towards WWN. You should hear back from us in at least three weeks.
+ All audio samples should be started by stating your username.
+ Please owl your applications to the WWN Account with the BBCode turned OFF.
+ Please ask all your questions in this thread or owl Jiae, Sammy, or Camila.


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I wanted to submit my application for host but I keep getting that the souncloud server is down or having an error page. Is anybody else getting that or just me? Is there an alternative?
Thanks in advance!
 

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Heyyy Camila~

A site I like to use to upload recordings is https://clyp.it/
Hope that helps! Best of luck to everyone.
 

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Thank you so much, Vie! It works wonderfully! <3
 

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So I'm getting around to doing the aplpication and i am wondering. For the writing part of the application, where it says write a script should i write it as a script then? I;'m assuming yes but i want to be sure I do it correctly.
 

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@richard-lestrange

We call it a script because our Hosts read the segments out loud, but your writing does not actually have to be a script. For example, you can write us an article instead, if you'd prefer. Or a report - like a news report - is also acceptable.

The script format is mainly to make things more organized, especially when there are multiple characters appearing in that segment. Like an interview, for example. Or there are lots of sound effects that need to be added in at a later time. But if you have just one person/voice/role, then you can just tell us what you're telling us.

Hope that answers your question.
 

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It does, thank you!
 

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No problem. Best of luck!
 

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also a question -
I am a little confused how the writing part of it works... what kind of subject (other than Harry Potter of course)? Are there examples of scripts or just recordings?
 

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@Platform-9-3_75

Hmm, we don't really have any specific subjects you have to write about... but if I had to choose a subject we aren't crazy about, it is something that's totally AU and is very contradicting to canon information. That might not be specific to WWN, but any publication actually, because the content at the end of the day needs to be believable to the audience.

We have been posting WWN scripts since February 2018, so you can definitely refer to those as examples and see what sort of styles we are in search of. The directory of all past scripts can be found here.
 

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Ok thank you!
 

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You're most welcome! Best of luck in your application~
 

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Sure gonna try out .
 

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Hi! Looking to become a host. Is there something specific we should record ourselves reading? Like a script that has already been written? Or do we have to write something ourselves? I'm not sure what to do, as I'm not applying to become a writer.
 

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@BrookeEva223

Hello! You definitely do not need to write something yourself if you're looking to only apply as a Host. You can read us anything, really - a past WWN segment, an excerpt of a book, etc. Or, if you so choose, you don't have to read anything at all. I think there were some folks who talked about a topic of their choice for 5 minutes straight (sort of like an essay, just in audio format), and that's totally fine too.

We're not judging you for what you talk about in Host applications, but how you talk. Like pronunciation, tone, speed, emotion, audio quality, etc. So, I recommend choosing what you like to read/talk about, and are comfortable with.
 

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Okay, that makes more sense. Thank you!
 

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No problem! Have fun with it~
 

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