Junior Sales Development Representative

Wikimedia Foundation
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Full-time, contract
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The Wikimedia Enterprise team is looking for passionate business builders who love to win, have strong business ethics, and communicate at the highest level. As the Enterprise team’s first Sales Development Representative, you’ll play an important role in driving revenue growth by developing a strong pipeline of prospective customers for the business and collecting feedback from prospective customers to further improve our products. If you’re interested in building a SaaS business from the ground up inside the largest organization of public knowledge in history, this role is for you.

Remote position, no travel required. This is an hourly position and is not commission based.

You are responsible for:

Being the first Wikimedia Enterprise ambassador and set the standard for a great first impression to prospective customers
Responding to and qualify incoming web, email, and phone inquiries
Proactively identifying, nurturing, and growing new business opportunities through cold and warm phone calls, emails, and social media messaging
Maintaining accountability for objectives and key results including qualified meetings and opportunities
Providing regular feedback to Product and Growth team members around challenges and agreements alike in a quest to find product-market fit as an organization
Documenting everything, and help leadership establish the baseline process for how SDR will be run on the Wikimedia Enterprise team
Skills and Experience:

An outreach mindset – you’re ready to cold call or email to build a list of prospects, as well as reach out to new users who are just trying out the product, helping everyone get the information they need to be successful
An entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to handle ambiguity and change while maintaining a steady process
Willingness to have calls with prospective customers outside of typical working hours, knowing you may flex time whenever necessary
Excellent communication skills including writing, speaking, listening, and cold-calling
6+ months performing lead generation for a high-volume SaaS business
A history of exceeding objectives
Expert user of social media and business tools including LinkedIn, Twitter, G2, and monitoring tools
6+ months experience using a CRM
Inside sales experience is a plus
Wikimedia Enterprise is…

…a new, revenue-generating product that provides fast, comprehensive, reliable, and secure data ingestion for organizations that wish to repurpose Wikimedia/Wikipedia content in third party environments. Wikimedia Enterprise aims to improve the user experience for Wikimedia/Wikipedia readers beyond our own websites; increase the reach and discoverability of Wikimedia/Wikipedia content; and improve awareness and ease of attribution and verifiability of Wikimedia/Wikipedia content by the organizations that reuse our content the most. You can learn more about the project in WIRED and Insider

Your First 90 Days will look like…

Complete Wikimedia Onboarding
Get setup with the CRM, social accounts, and internal training
Learn everything there is to know about Wikimedia Enterprise – current customers, pipeline, the product, the team, and more
Immediately work through the entire list of historical leads who have already been contacted, introducing yourself and new product offerings
Document the status quo, and continue documenting a new, rigorous outreach process
Setup your first meetings with leadership, working towards closing your first deal
Generate your first Opportunity
Kickoff a new outreach process to target companies, defined by you and the team
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.

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.