Social Media Intern at Wikimedia Social Media Intern at Wikimedia

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Location San Francisco, CA
Start Date 8/24/2015
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Contact Information (415) 762-9097 [email protected] 901 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103


The Social Media Intern will be joining a group of dedicated and passionate people responsible for communicating important news and information for the world’s largest communities. We’re looking for someone who is talented, passionate about our mission, and driven to change the world.


The primary services and deliverables of this role are to support the core social media activities of this team, including sharing news, blog posts, organizational and movement updates, and more on social channels, adapting Wikimedia content specific to each platform, developing creative ways to share Wikimedia content, and engaging with our followers.


Desired skills and Experience: High energy for and commitment to the Wikimedia Foundation’s free kNowledge mission Avid user of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, with an understanding of what makes social content engaging on each platform A strong interest in Communications and desire to learn about this field Understanding of social metrics and reporting Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills The ability to excel in a fast-paced, multitasking environment that often requires fast turn_around Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a desire to tackle challenging problems The ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment and work on a team with diverse demographic and cultural characteristics Pluses: Involvement or experience within Wikimedia communities Other languages – especially Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese KNowledge of community interaction and dynamics A genuine interest in Wikipedia, open source techNology, and free culture Familiarity with social media management tools BA/BS or MA/MS


Key responsibilities include: Contribute content and strategy for the official Wikimedia social accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and more, to spread awareness of the Wikimedia movement and its initiatives Develop and distribute analytical reports on social performance for the Communications team Monitor other digital properties including Reddit and Quora for mentions. Stay on top of emerging trends and news about social media, the major online social networks, and major influencers Read and understand Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and other sister projects, and find creative ways to adapt content to emerging platforms