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Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist (ESEAP Region)

Wikimedia Foundation

Wikimedia Foundation

Marketing & Communications
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023



The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist for the East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Regional Cooperation (ESEAP). The ideal candidate is an experienced communicator, campaigner or community organizer with extensive experience connecting, convening and collaborating across the ESEAP region; someone who is passionate about bringing people together around a common cause.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Movement Communications, you will be part of the Movement Communications team and the wider Communications Department. You will help us build bridges and a shared understanding across our movement with a particular focus on the ESEAP region.

We are looking for an experienced communicator, campaigner or community organizer with extensive experience working across the East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Regional Cooperation (ESEAP) region; someone who is passionate about bringing people together around a common cause.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Dialogue: Build two-way dialogue with our movement in the ESEAP region and beyond - we have a global movement of 250,000+ volunteer editors, more than 150 affiliate groups, and partners.
  • Connections: Scale up and deepen our connections to our movement of volunteer editors and affiliate groups, as well as to mission-aligned local partner organizations through context-aware multi-lingual and multi-cultural communications.
  • Coordination: Bring together different actors and stakeholders in the region, including user groups, volunteers, and Wikimedia Foundation staff for the purpose of reaching alignment and harmonization.
  • Agile strategy: Convene, celebrate and communicate through our agile movement communications strategy.
  • Equity: Begin with equity and make our movement communications more inclusive by identifying and working collectively to address communication gaps among underrepresented and less vocal groups in the movement.
  • Growth: Lead on engaging and facilitating with parts of our movement that generally have not participated in large-scale or movement-wide conversations ensuring equitable growth.
  • Build trust: Communicate the Foundation’s movement-facing work with context to build a narrative as it relates to the Foundation’s ethos and values – particularly transparency.
  • Best practice & coordination: Support Adapt, contextualize, and sharing of best practices and support coordination of our movement consultations and communications.
  • Build Awareness: Work closely with other teams in the Communications department to ensure that we build our regional awareness and that our external communications integrate movement priorities & stories.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with stakeholders across the movement to support building an equitable and welcoming atmosphere where many cultures thrive. Work closely with our product & technology departments on rolling out our product roadmap.

Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive experience working in a volunteer movement, a global not-for-profit, community or political organizing, or a related field.
  • A strong international perspective with experience working across the ESEAP region and in multicultural settings.
  • Experience working on contentious topics and in leading communication for change management and conflict resolution.
  • Experience implementing successful agile communications strategies across multiple channels and platforms with collaborative outcomes.
  • Experience in cross-cultural communications, including communicating across multiple languages.
  • Fluency in English and at least one ESEAP language is required for this position.
  • Preferably based in the ESEAP region

Note: We are a global team that works closely with Wikimedia volunteers. This role will need to commit to routinely work Sundays and be available for meetings between UTC 14.00 -17.00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your manager will work with you to achieve a sustainable working schedule.

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Wiki editing experience including marking up pages for translations, knowledge of wikitext, templates and how to create and use them would be highly desirable.
  • Familiarity or direct experience with free knowledge communities, the education sector, and/or open source culture.

Qualities that are important to us as a team

The Wikimedia Foundation shares values and guiding principles with the Wikimedia movement.

Internationalism informs the Communication department’s decision making at all levels. We actively seek diverse talent from around the world and use language that is easily understood and supported with translation. We support decolonizing knowledge and addressing gaps in content and contributions from those who have been underrepresented on Wikimedia projects. As the stewards of the Wikimedia brands, reputation, and global messaging. We aim to serve every human being through compelling storytelling, showcasing the Wikimedia movement and the diverse human beings that power it — for donors, partners, the Wikimedia communities, readers, and the general public.

And we prioritize impact in order to change perceptions, inspire action, and increase affinity for our projects. We share our outputs to inspire, increase trust, and build loyalty among audiences worldwide.

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge freely. We host Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive.

The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive donations from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

The Wikimedia Foundation is a remote-first organization with staff members including contractors based in more than 50 countries. Salaries at the Wikimedia Foundation are set in a way that is competitive, equitable, and consistent with our values and culture. The anticipated annual pay range of this position for applicants based within the United States is US$87,130 to US$134,270 with multiple individualized factors, including cost of living in the location, being the determinants of the offered pay. For applicants located outside of the US, the pay range will be adjusted to the country of hire. We neither ask for nor take into consideration the salary history of applicants. The compensation for a successful applicant will be based on their skills, experience and location.

All applicants can reach out to their recruiter to understand more about the specific pay range for their location during the interview process.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at recruiting@wikimedia.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.

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