Executive Communications Associate Job at Wikimedia Foundation

Executive Communications Associate Job at Wikimedia Foundation… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Wikimedia Foundation.

Description:

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an American foundation headquartered in San Francisco, California. WMF owns and operates the Wikimedia projects. It was established in 2003 by Jimmy Wales as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sibling projects through non-profit means.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching international speaking opportunities and proactively identifying new and compelling venues for Foundation leaders to speak to strategic audiences.
  • Evaluating incoming media and speaking requests with a consistent rubric to prioritize strategic opportunities
  • Developing written materials that capture the tone and voice of different executives, often working under deadlines.
  • Writing and ghost-writing speeches, op-eds, quotes, external statements, and blog posts that have a clear point of view.
  • Monitoring news coverage and identifying opportunities for executives to weigh in on relevant and timely topics.
  • Partnering with the digital media team to provide executive support on social media profiles, such as drafting social media copy and identifying opportunities for leadership to engage on social media
  • Anticipating tough questions and preparing executives with needed messaging on a variety of relevant topics based on the news of the day.
  • Pitching event organizers for speaking opportunities and liaising to coordinate logistics, including format for the event, technical setup, and other panelists.
  • Drafting materials for Foundation executives to prepare for interviews and public speaking engagements, and maintaining the process for keeping materials updated.
  • Staffing executive spokespeople during media interviews and speaking opportunities (both virtual and onsite support as needed).
  • Establishing and maintaining clear, consistent processes for communications support, such as a timeline of communications deliverables for public speaking engagements.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years experiences working in an editorial, journalism, or communications role.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, and editing skills with the ability to write both short and long-form pieces and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing multiple projects at once, as well as an interest in both independent and collaborative work
  • Detail-oriented with experience maintaining systems and documentation for projects with multiple moving parts and stakeholders.
  • Passion for following news trends and proactively identifying media opportunities for spokespeople.
  • Interest or expertise in managing and planning virtual or in-person events with multiple speakers.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, editing, and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and excel in a fast-paced, multitasking environment that often requires fast turn‐around.

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 31st November 2021.

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