Wikimedia Foundation Recruitment 2021

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Wikimedia Foundation Recruitment 2021.

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. It is mostly known for participating in the Wikimedia movement. It owns the internet domain names of many movement projects and hosts sites like Wikipedia.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Senior Copywriter



This is a highly collaborative role for a conceptual creative, with regular opportunities to apply big picture thinking for key initiatives and campaigns in close partnership with peers and colleagues in the Brand Studio, Communications team, across the Wikimedia Foundation, volunteer community members, organizational partners, movement leaders and other figures working in partnership toward Wikimedia’s mission of free knowledge for all.

You are responsible for:

    • Interpreting creative briefs to develop and produce creative concepts through execution
    • Writing original copy and editing content for a range of creative / marketing materials
    • Collaborating with a team from concept development to delivery of final product
    • Presenting concepts and final deliverables to internal teams and communities
    • Revising copy based on internal feedback and direction

Skills and Experience:

    • An adaptive and detail-oriented leader with an interest in understanding, supporting, and expanding the voice of the Wikimedia movement and the Wikimedia Foundation, a high energy for and commitment to the Wikimedia Foundation’s free knowledge mission
    • Strong organizational skills and experience managing multiple projects at once, an interest in both independent and collaborative work
    • Experience in developing and maintaining systems and documentation for projects with multiple moving parts and stakeholders
    • A strong interest in writing, communications and desire to learn
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication, editing, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong research skills
    • The ability to meet deadlines and excel in a fast-paced, multitasking environment that often requires fast turn‐around
    • Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a desire to tackle challenging problems
    • The ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment and work on a team with diverse demographic and cultural characteristics

Qualities that are important to us:

    • Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in public and collaborative ways
    • Being open, curious, and inquiring in our work
    • Internal motivation and high standards
    • Working together for outcomes, and being willing to let go to scale or change course
    • Sharing a culture of constructive criticism and respect
    • The natural inclination for team collaboration and for helping colleagues succeed

Additionally, we’d love it if:

    • You can ideate and write in two or more languages
    • You currently live and work outside of the United States
    • You are a writer with a diverse lived experience.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Job Title: Technical Writer


As a Technical Writer, we’d like you to do these things:

  • Ensure developer documentation is clear, accurate and up-to-date and fulfills goal of expanding the developer community
  • Produce high-quality and easy-to-understand documentation for a variety of engineering processes, API documentation, FAQs, user guides, standard operating procedures, etc.
  • Work with teams and community volunteers to obtain an in-depth understanding of documentation needs and requirements
  • Document new features, capabilities and other improvements in a timely fashion
  • Create diagrams and illustrations as appropriate to improve readability and clarity
  • Help expand the community of writers contributing to public documentation
  • Communicate widely and frequently to a wide audience of staff, community members, and volunteers via mailing list, IRC, and wikis
  • Share our values, respect our code of conduct, adhere to our team norms, and work in accordance with all three

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing for software or infrastructure projects and creating technical documentation for developers
  • Ability to understand complex technical concepts and make them understandable for others
  • Demonstrated ability to create clear and compelling visual diagrams
  • Strong research skills (as there will not always be developer support for some of the issues that need to be documented)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with track record of modeling good social and development practices
  • Creative and highly motivated to serve diverse, multilingual and international communities
  • Comfort in a collaborative, consensus-oriented and open environment
  • Comfort using a wide variety of communication/collaboration tools including wikis, mailing lists, and IRC

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Experience using PHP, Python, Node.js, or other languages to build web applications is a strong plus
  • Experience contributing to and participating in free and open-source software projects
  • Experience working with and writing for diverse, multilingual and international communities
  • The ability to speak multiple languages

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Closing Date: 10th August. 2021.


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