Senior Content Campaign Organizing Fellow

Wikimedia Foundation
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The Campaign Organizing program at the Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a nine-month paid organizing fellow.

The Wikimedia Foundation Campaign Organizing team coordinates capacities across the organization to increase the impact and skills of campaign organizers, and to support WMF strategic initiatives that involve content campaigns. Our aspiration is that any organizer focused on a knowledge gap can nimbly invite interested audiences to effectively contribute content through online and offline activities. We work on this through a combination of hands-on experimental projects like #WikiForHumanRights, advising existing community initiatives, and championing software solutions for key organizing problems.

Organizing Fellowships are temporary positions designed for organizers in the Wikimedia movement to develop additional professional skills and experience that can be applied both to existing organizing opportunities in the Wikimedia movement (such as Wikimedian in Residence positions) and external community organizing spaces.

During 2022-23, our Fellow will support the following projects related to Climate Change, Sustainability, and Human Rights organizing:

Act as the primary community coordinator on a global Earth Day Campaign (April-June) focused on the intersection of environmental issues and human rights. The coordinator will mentor regional champions for the campaign, support grantmaking processes for campaign activities, and coach Wikimedia organizers on effective editing and partnership practices.
Serve as a Teaching Assistant while accompanying a WikiLearn capacity building course focused on designing campaigns on “topics for impact” (October-December). During the course, the Fellow will accompany a cohort of students, moderate the discussion forum, facilitate office hours and grade assignments.

At 32 hours per week, starting October 2022 and ending June 30, 2023, Organizing Fellowships are designed so that organizers can maintain some existing external organizing, community, educational, personal or professional commitments.

You are responsible for:

Listening to community leaders working on campaign activities and synthesizing their experiences into compelling and useful documentation and communication materials
Helping implement and monitor participation in organizer training as part of the 2022 Organizer Lab program
Connecting interested organizers and partners with resources, documentation, partnerships or advisory support for implementing locally relevant activities as part of the Earth Day campaign.
Supporting evaluation of campaign events both for impact, and capacity development among local communities.

Skills and Experience:

Experience successfully organizing online activities in Wikimedia communities
Knowledge about effective tactics for organizing content drives, editathons or other campaign tactics in the Wikimedia movement.
Experience communicating in English to the international Wikimedia community and publishing it in Wikimedia community channels, such as Wikimedia mailing lists, Meta Wiki, Telegram or Facebook.
Experience evaluating the impact of content-focused activities in the Wikimedia movement through organizing tools like the Programs and Events Dashboard, Fountain or Hashtags tool.

Qualities that are important to us:

A passion for and belief in free and open knowledge, and a willingness to get involved in the complex, decentralized process of creating it.
Sensitivity to working with multicultural and multilingual audiences on complicated topics.
A willingness to spend time thinking and learning about how different Wikimedia communities organize in their own context.
A commitment to helping local communities develop activities and outreach tactics relevant to their context and culture.

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

Experience professionally communicating in languages other than English.
A network of collaborators in the Wikimedia movement from Global South communities — for this year, we are prioritizing experience with Wikimedia communities in Sub Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and South and South East Asia.
Experience doing outreach with audiences beyond the existing community in the Wikimedia movement (e.g. Education, GLAM or Library outreach).
Knowledge or experience working with topics such as climate change, human rights or broader international topics for impact (i.e. the Sustainable Development Goals).
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 or +1 (415) 839-6885.