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Wikimedia Foundation Uganda Jobs 2021 – Communications Specialist

Job Title: Communications Specialist – Wikimedia Foundation Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Wikimedia Foundation

Duty Station: Remote



Wikimedia Foundation Profile

The nonprofit organization that hosts and 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, free of interference. We host 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 financial support 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.



Job Profile

This is a highly collaborative role, in which you will help shape and execute digital strategies to  connect with global audiences; manage the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia social media channels; develop digital content, including social media, web, blog, email, and campaign copy; and deliver metrics that inform decisions.

You will develop digital content that engages a wide range of audiences and reflects the Foundation’s values, voice, and tone. You will demonstrate a consistent commitment to promoting diversity and equity through our digital channels. You must possess the judgment and writing skills to be one of the public voices of the Foundation online.



Roles and Responsibilities:

Shaping and executing digital communications strategies, including:

  • Advising and advancing the strategy for the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia social media channels, as well as working as the primary copywriter for daily and campaign-specific content
  • Overseeing a social media content calendar: scheduling posts about key news articles, events, announcements, campaigns, interesting facts, and more
  • Collaborating with department colleagues to develop digital campaigns that increase global awareness of Wikimedia projects and our social good mission
  • Regularly monitoring and maintaining social media channels: moderating comments and messages, alerting staff to notable situations, sharing relevant content, and engaging with followers
  • Proactively identifying strategic opportunities to engage across our digital channels, helping to connect the Foundation and Wikipedia to timely global events and relevant causes
  • Supporting the development of staff as online thought leaders by advancing their understanding of social platforms and identifying key moments for staff to contribute online
  • Creating training presentations and materials, toolkits, and guides for Wikimedia community groups and members to strengthen their social media brands and practices
  • Regularly organizing and sharing metrics, data, and research reports to glean insights and inform strategy
  • Working with the marketing team to advance strategies for paid social media promotions
  • Writing other digital content, including web copy, blog posts, and emails
  • Assisting with rapid response and crisis management to protect our brand reputation and help teams understand how relevant issues are being discussed on social media



Minimum Qualifications

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of digital communications experience, with an emphasis on social media copywriting and account maintenance
  • Experience with, passion for, and knowledge of social media and other digital communications platforms, audiences, and engagement strategies, as well as measurement tools and metrics
  • Strong verbal and written communication, editing, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing multiple projects at once, with an interest in both independent and collaborative work
  • Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a desire to tackle challenging problems
  • The ability to work on a team with diverse demographic and cultural characteristics, as well as the flexibility to virtually meet with people in multiple time zones

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

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • The ability to speak other languages, experience living or working outside the United States, or past work on global digital campaigns
  • Experience in graphic design programs such as Figma
  • Experience using WordPress
  • Involvement or experience within Wikimedia communities and/or editing the Wikimedia projects
  • Fluency or familiarity with languages in addition to English
  • BA/BS or MA/MS



How To Apply for Wikimedia Foundation Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates can submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: Open until filled



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