The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Web Manager to join our team, reporting to the Senior Manager of Communications (Digital).
This role requires a mix of technical and project management expertise, as well as an ability to build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, solve problems quickly and creatively, and balance multiple assignments at the same time.
As Web Manager, you will serve as the lead strategist and advisor on all websites owned and operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, primarily the Foundation’s public website, wikimediafoundation.org. (Please note that this role is not responsible for the management of Wikipedia and other free knowledge Wikimedia projects.)
You will be responsible for maintaining and improving wikimediafoundation.org, with a focus on leveraging the website to reach and engage key global audiences — including donors, partners, potential volunteers, and advocates — with the Foundation’s mission and work. Further, you will lead efforts to unify our approach for maintaining the web channels operated by the Foundation for external communications, and streamline and improve our processes.
You are responsible for:
Managing, maintaining, and enhancing wikimediafoundation.org
- Developing the roadmap and strategic vision for wikimediafoundation.org, the Foundation’s public website, aligned with Communications Department objectives
- Serving as the main point of contact for website content updates, including standing up new webpages and adding content to existing pages, occasionally during time-sensitive situations
- Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders with design, technical, and editorial expertise to create or update web content
- Monitoring and ensuring website usability, health, performance, and security
- Troubleshooting website as needed, identifying and solving issues through collaboration with colleagues and vendors
- Creating and maintaining documentation about website practices
Leading special website projects
- Managing projects from conceptualization to implementation, including: closely coordinating with colleagues and vendors for editorial content, design, and technical support; overseeing project timing and costs; proactively identifying project needs and solutions; and ensuring successful execution
- Driving upcoming projects, which may include a refresh of the content on the wikimediafoundation.org homepage, microsite integrations, new campaign page development, and feature enhancements
Serving as a strategic advisor on Foundation web channels
- Developing a unified approach for the strategy and maintenance of all web channels owned by the Wikimedia Foundation, with a focus on streamlining resources, improving processes, and achieving impact
- Providing subject matter expertise for all initiatives related to wikimediafoundation.org and other Foundation-owned websites
- Fostering relationships with internal stakeholders, helping raise awareness and understanding of our website best practices and processes
- Identifying ways to advance our commitments to diversity, equity, and belonging within Foundation-owned websites
- Guiding decisions on web standards, compliance, and improvements
- Producing regular metrics reports and sharing insights to evaluate our impact and guide our strategy
Overseeing website resourcing
- Managing relationships with external web vendors, and collaborating with vendor strategists, business analysts, UI/UX designers, and front and backend developers to improve and expand the Foundation’s websites
- Shaping and monitoring the Foundation’s website budget, as well as making recommendations on how to prioritize projects
- Proactively identifying website opportunities and resource needs
Skills and Experience:
- 5+ years experience in website management
- Experience and thorough understanding of WordPress, HTML, and CSS
- Track record of successfully leading complex web projects with several stakeholders
- An understanding of and passion for the web as a strategic communications channel
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Ability to resolve a wide range of challenges in creative ways
Qualities that are important to us:
- Resilience—we work on new and interesting challenges in public and collaborative ways
- Building a work environment that values and embraces diversity, equity, and belonging
- Being open, curious, and inquiring in our work
- Reliable, self motivated, and detail oriented
- Working together for outcomes, and being willing to change course
- Sharing a culture of constructive criticism and respect
Additionally, we’d love it if you have:
- Experience with MediaWiki, Phabricator, GitHub, GitLab, and JSON
- Experience with multilingual website environments and audiences
- Experience managing external web vendors
- Familiarity with managing website budgets
- The ability to speak other languages, experience living or working outside the United States, or past work on global digital initiatives
- Experience working on a global team with diverse demographic and cultural characteristics, as well as the flexibility to virtually meet with people in multiple time zones
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.
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