Site Lead - Wizards Unite

Qualification Requirements

  • Passionate about Harry Potter and its IP

  • Dedication to creating the best resource for Wizards Unite players

  • Willingness to maintain and keep game information databases up to date

  • Fluent in English

  • Willingness and ability to adhere to and enforce a Writing Style Guide

  • Writing and editing experience (Creative or Technical)

    • A writing sample must be included with this application or it will not be considered.

  • Leadership experience - Site leads will be expected to lead a team of writers to create site content

  • Flexible Schedule

    • Site Leads are on call when a game update is expected to drop so they can quickly update the site to reflect those changes.

Preferred

  • Active in the Wizards Unite community (Reddit, Discord, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, or others)

  • Experience in Data Entry

  • Experience with Drupal

  • 50% Skill Tree completion of at least 1 Profession (Submit screenshots and account name)

  • Familiarity with previous games by Niantic

All claims subject to verification. Any submissions falsifying data will be eliminated from our screening process.

Responsibilities and Overview

Training

  • Telecommuting Site Leads must go through six weeks of combined training and supervised work regarding website upkeep and management. Training will include but will not be limited to:

    • Basic Drupal Literacy

      • Content types, taxonomies

      • Basic web content literacy

      • How ad revenue works, SEO, what makes GP successful, etc.

    • Creating basic pages

      • Articles, news updates, data pages, etc

    • Creating site-specific pages

      • items, Foundables, tier lists, etc

    • Writing Style - consistent with GamePress standards

    • Keeping content databases up-to-date

      • Site update routines must be defined and outlined by Site Director

    • Communicating with Site Directors

      • Must be done at least bi-weekly for the first six weeks, then at least weekly.

    • Interacting & Keeping up with Game Community

      • Reddit / Twitter / Discord Servers / Discourse (Community Forum) and Competitive Guide Sites 

    • Coming up with innovations or improvements that can create for the site

Basic Workload

  • Site Leads must compile most of their work done on a weekly basis and report to the Site Director. Workflow will include:

    • Some form of communication (Discord, Gmail, airtable) within 24 hours or some sort of accountability for the time away.

    • Game updates regularly conducted and reported on.

    • Communication with writers to keep up with the status of projects

    • New content initiatives that would be approved by Site Director

    • As all games update on their own schedules, published articles / news updates / page updates should be accounted for in a weekly report.

    • Remotely work alongside a Content Director and other contributors to craft and publish guides for the Wizards Unite mobile game.

Commitment

  • Site Leads are asked to commit at least 20 hours of time a week to their work regarding GP but no more than 30 hours. This time is not limited to GP working hours but some of the weekly hours must be spent during 10:00AM to 6:00PM CST. 

  • There is the possibility of joining GamePress full-time based on writing and the site's overall performance.

Compensation

$15.00/hour USD during the initial training period paid out monthly. Once training is complete and satisfactory, you will be promoted to Remote Site Lead position and compensated $16.50/hour USD on a monthly basis accordingly. Alternatively, you may choose for a percentage of compensation to be donated to a charity of your choice. (Must be approved by GamePress Media, Inc.)

Critical Thinking Question

Gameplay Questions

  1. Write a guide on one of Wizards Unite’s basic gameplay systems.

  2. Write a brief summary outlining the pros and cons to bringing a certain profession into fortress combat.

Team Management Questions

  1. Two contributors want to write a particular article. There is a workflow in place where writers have to claim content in order to write the article and Writer A makes the claim before Writer B, but Writer B has PM’d about wanting the claim. Writer A is a much faster a writer than Writer B, but isn’t going to have time to finish the article until later in the day. Writer B is a slower writer but is available to write right now. How would you resolve the issue?

  2. Writer D has been with GamePress for a month now and is a fast writer, but doesn’t follow the style guide or proofread before submitting. This means it usually takes up more of your time to edit. What are the biggest issues with this scenario and how would you go about addressing this with Writer D so they improve in the future?

  3. A writer has gone overtime on a time-sensitive article, and they are not communicating or responding to inquiries; What steps would you take to address this? 

These questions test your analytic ability, writing ability, and ability to effectively convey your thoughts in a way that’s easy to understand.

Please write your answer in paragraph form. Use complete sentences and provide explanations that are detailed but concise and to-the-point.

Remember: this is a test of your knowledge of the game AND your ability to write well. It’s never a bad idea to proofread your work before submission.

 

Note: GamePress Media, Inc. has no direct affiliation with the following companies as of the time of this writing.

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