Disinformation Evaluator of Croatian Language

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Disinformation Evaluator, Croatian Language (Contract)

Location: Remote
Duration: February 2021 – June 2021 (4 month duration)
Hours: 40 hours/week


The Wikimedia movement, dedicated to freely sharing the knowledge of humankind, is embarking on a renewal of its collaborative governance approach. The Croatian Disinformation Contractor will investigate a long-standing movement concern, whether some Croatian language content and governance structures on the platform might be uniquely vulnerable to disinformation efforts. Disinformation is the deliberate spread of false or misleading information with the intent to deceive. The role is located in and will closely partner with other parts of the Legal department, especially the Trust & Safety Disinformation team.

You are responsible for:

Reviewing community reports about Croatian language content hosted on the platform by May 31, 2021
Reviewing community reports about Croatian language governance processes on content creation and curation
Conducting research into Croatian language content hosted on the platform to identify if other patterns of disinformation exist
Engaging deeply with the relevant Wikimedia communities and affiliates in their language(s) in the course of the evaluation
Interviewing stewards and other movement leaders to evaluate their perspective on the challenge
Recommending strategic approaches to defend Croatian language projects in Wikimedia and other Wikimedia projects from organized or grass-roots disinformation campaigns
Producing a summary report of the evaluation’s findings for publication on Meta wiki
Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

Experienced in critical review techniques applied to Croatian content topic areas often subjected to disinformation efforts
Strong communicator (both verbally and in writing) in Croatian and English, able to explain the ongoing work to audiences ranging from open community meetings with individual volunteers to closed executive sessions
Able to focus on the larger picture, understanding, and able to express which concerns and views articulated by community members or their stakeholders are widespread and which are marginal or individual
Strongly empathetic – they will excel at understanding the perspectives of others and bridging the gap between different approaches

Additionally, they’d love it if you have:

Familiarity with Wikimedia projects is a major plus
Additional fluency in other Southeastern European languages

The Wikimedia Foundation a nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Their vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. They believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to their shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. They 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. They receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. They 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. They encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. They 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.

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 them at recruiting@wikimedia.org or (415) 839-6885.