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Wikimedia Foundation

A global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world

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Recruiter (Contract)

Full Time

Location: Remote (US or International) Duration: Estimated through June 30, 2021 Hours: 40 hours per week Summary: The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a contract Recruiter to join our global recruiting team in supporting hiring across all functions of the organization. This is a high touch position requiring a passion for developing strong internal and external relationships, providing flawless candidate experience, utilizing creative sourcing strategies and critical thinking skills when assessing talent. We value, and have made progress in, building a diverse team at Wikimedia and would like to intentionally grow our team to continue fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace across the foundation. Responsibilities: Manage full cycle recruiting process for assigned positions: shepherding and supporting process appropriately in order to meet hiring goals (from assisting hiring managers with job description development, screening/sourcing, interview phase through to offer negotiation and close). Screen inbound applicants and identify and engage passive candidates through creative sourcing techniques with mindfulness around building a more diverse pipeline and maintaining a consistent and inclusive interview process. Lead kick-off meetings, regular check-ins and debriefs with hiring managers and interview teams to calibrate as needed. Ensure we provide a thoughtful, genuine and memorable candidate experience. Flexibility to support the existing recruiting team as needed to work with various departments and business functions to build relationships across the organization. Ability to learn and uphold internal processes and steward inclusive hiring practices with care and attention to detail. Support outreach efforts via recruiting conferences, career fairs and workshops via strategic networking opportunities. Qualifications: 4+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience in both technical and non-technical roles. Extensive experience screening, sourcing, interviewing, negotiating with and closing top candidates. Ability to build strong internal and external relationships and establish trust and credibility quickly by maintaining clear, authentic and proactive communication. Organized and diligent by nature with a self-starter mentality and strong sense of urgency and attention to detail. Value the importance of having a deep understanding and context for the roles and hiring teams you support. Experience and willingness to recruit for both technical and non-technical roles. Global hiring experience a plus; ability to support different time zones is a must. Experience using Greenhouse and utilizing sourcing tools a plus. The Wikimedia Foundation is... ...the nonprofit organization that hosts and 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, free of interference. We host 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 financial support 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 (415) 839-6885.

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Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Full Time

Summary The Wikimedia Foundation's vision is to “imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” We want to cultivate an environment that is equitable and inclusive for our staff, and one that reflects the diversity of who we serve: all human beings. The Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (“DEI”) Director will have a vital role in evolving the culture at Wikimedia Foundation. The position requires both big-picture, strategic thinking as well as operational skills to set targets and mobilize action in all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Director is a critical thought partner with internal leadership and a key voice for DEI both within the Foundation, as well as externally, via speaking at public events, program facilitation, and participation in career fairs. This position is critical in setting our overarching DEI strategy as well as managing and evolving current programs. This Director will create meaningful Foundation wide DEI policies, overseeing the steady implementation of these policies against set goals, advising Foundation leadership on emerging DEI challenges, and disseminating best practices across the organization, all while championing and reflecting the Foundation’s values and culture. The role will also create and manage programs, provide practical advisory services and assessments to Foundation staff analyze and report on quantitative and qualitative data to Foundation leadership and staff, lead internal and external DEI communication strategies, shepherd and advise our employee resource groups (“ERGs”) and recommend future DEI related projects and programs. This role reports to the Chief of Talent & Culture. The Wikimedia Foundation is just one part of the broader Wikimedia movement. Just as the Foundation is experiencing rapid growth, culture shift and a crucial focus on expanding its DEI commitment, the entire movement is also growing and evolving around the world, bringing in a wealth of new cultures and communities. The DEI Director will have a primary focus on DEI efforts within the Foundation, while providing thought leadership and support to ensure that Wikipedia is a thriving community of editors, readers and collaborators, which means, cultivating a welcoming, diverse, sustainable, inclusive, respectful and safe movement of leaders, contributors, readers, advocates, developers, allies and partners. Responsibilities: Create and implement a DEI strategy that centers the most impacted, increases cultural competence, and builds on the values of the Foundation Develop and lead training programs in support of advancing DEI within the organization Use quantitative and qualitative data to measure and inform Foundation DEI efforts Serve as a critical thought partner in examining and improving internal policies, inclusive data collection, performance management, and our core values Directly lead a passionate team, contribute to their development, and provide strong direction Manage the organization’s DEI budget to support growing programs and initiatives Lead across teams to ensure DEI is embedded organization-wide while identifying collaborators to advance this work Apply anti-racist organizational best practices and work across teams to ensure we advance in our commitments towards racial equity Advance the global inclusion by advising on best practices outside of North America by driving awareness in different working styles around the world, ensuring staff demographic data is both inclusive and compliant with local regulations Utilize data, reporting, and dashboards to advise senior leadership on DEI trends Provide coaching at the individual, group and team level and in a variety of formats and settings Mediate staff matters with compassion, empathy, and active listening, while maintaining confidentiality Advise the broader organization on scalable global recruiting and retention strategies Support the overall direction of the Talent and Culture department in collaboration with department peers Manage and execute related Talent & Culture (human resources) projects, and collaborating in cross team projects Liaise with internal legal counsel as needed Skills and Experience: 12+ years of deep experience working with staff and senior leadership to drive strategic and aspirational outcomes in the DEI space both internally and externally Demonstrated intercultural experience and strong verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of DEI at both the regional and global level Experience managing and leading a distributed team Experience using data analytics platforms to inform storytelling and presentations Discretion in managing complex situations and handling sensitive information Proven ability to develop DEI content and facilitate them to large groups Ability to prioritize tasks and adjust quickly to new circumstances to overcome obstacles Experience in multicultural learning methodologies Strong listening, reasoning and strategic skills with proven ability to influence, execute, and direct a wide range of diverse stakeholders Flexible to flow between independent work and work needing collaboration Sound judgement, integrity, and composure in the face of challenges Experience being a model for a progressive HR team Highly empathetic, trustworthy, and reliable Having a solution-minded approach with strong big picture project management ability Being highly accountable in representing the Foundation internally and externally through public speaking, program facilitation, participation in career fairs and more Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Qualities that are important to us: Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in transparent and collaborative ways Empathy towards others in our growing global workforce Being open, curious, and inquiring in our work Willingness to experiment with new ideas and solutions Internal motivation and high standards Working together for outcomes, and being willing to let go to scale or change course Sharing a culture of civil discourse, constructive criticism, and respect A strong sense of caring, partnered with an excellent sense of humor Additionally, we’d love it if you have: Non-profit experience gets bonus points Experience with HR tools like Namely & Greenhouse, and finance tools like Adaptive is a plus The Wikimedia Foundation is... ...the nonprofit organization that hosts and 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, free of interference. We host 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 financial support 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 (415) 839-6885. U.S. Benefits & Perks* Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!) The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 22 paid holidays - including the last week of the year. Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room. For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people *Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

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Engineering Manager, Infrastructure Foundations

Full Time

Location: Remote, EMEA//South America/Eastern United States preferred Wikimedia’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is principally responsible for ensuring our global top-15 web site, our public facing services and underlying infrastructure are healthy and developing further in support of Wikimedia’s mission. The SRE Infrastructure Foundations team builds the pillars of our bare-metal infrastructure and global network, the platform, configuration management and automation tools our other SRE and development teams can rely upon. The SRE team as a whole comprises over 30 creative and talented staff members that are globally distributed, and the Infrastructure Foundations sub-team currently comprises 6 engineers, with some additional growth expected soon. As the Engineering Manager of the Infrastructure Foundations team, you will support engineers developing our infrastructure and supporting the services that depend on it, used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. This is an opportunity to do good while improving one of the best known sites in the world. Responsibilities: Managing one to two globally distributed teams within Wikimedia’s Site Reliability Engineering organization Recruiting, hiring, and helping onboard new team members Working with team members to set individual performance goals, and supporting them in meeting and evolving their goals and career path Triaging incoming workload, maintaining focus on priorities, and setting realistic expectations for both peers and team members Coordinating and communicating with other members of the Wikimedia engineering teams on relevant projects, and contributing to the organizational strategy Continuously developing the roadmap of the team in alignment with other SRE and Technology teams, and helping to draft and execute the team’s annual and quarterly plans Project managing new and existing initiatives Leading the definition, refinement, and execution of the processes through which the team manages and performs work Leading incident response, diagnosis, and follow-up on system alerts and outages across Wikimedia’s production infrastructure Facilitating the definition and establishment of Service Level Indicators and Objectives with service owners and stakeholders Skills & Experience: Prior experience managing teams Prior hands-on experience with software or reliability engineering (within the last 3 years preferred) Aptitude for automation and streamlining of tasks Communicate effectively in both spoken and written English Ability to work independently, as an effective part of a globally distributed team Willing and able to travel several times a year for occasional in-person meetings B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or the equivalent in related work experience Qualities that are important to us: Commitment to the mission of the organization and our values Commitment to our guiding principles Ability to disagree in a respectful manner and yet work towards a solution even when you disagree Good at asynchronous communication Solutions-focused. The Wikimedia ecosystem is complex, resources are limited, and our guiding principles are ambitious. We want you to work to find solutions embracing these factors. Self motivated with an ability to navigate through ambiguity and bring a project to completion with limited directions Curiosity and commitment to learn Additionally, we would love it if you have: Experience working in a distributed, largely remote environment Experience contributing to open source projects The Wikimedia Foundation is... ...the nonprofit organization that hosts and 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, free of interference. We host 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 financial support 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 (415) 839-6885. U.S. Benefits & Perks* Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!) The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 19 paid holidays - including the last week of the year. Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room. For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people *Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

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Director of Product, Anti-Disinformation

Full Time

Summary: The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Director of Product Management to design and implement our anti-disinformation program. This unique position will have a global impact on preventing Disinformation through Wikipedia and our other Wikimedia projects. You will gain a deep understanding of the ways in which our communities have fought disinformation for the last two decades and how this content is used globally. You will work cross-functionality with Legal, Security, Research and other teams at the Foundation and imagine and design solutions that enable our communities to achieve our Vision: a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. You Will Be Responsible For: Working with cross-functional teams to design the Wikimedia Foundation anti-disinformation program and advocating for necessary resources Working closely with the communities on Wikipedia and other wikimedia projects, as well as the Foundation’s Trust and Safety and Legal teams to gain a deep understanding of the current ways disinformation is handled Bringing structure to the problem of disinformation and create recommendations for ways to prevent and fight disinformation moving forward Engaging with outside experts and partners to understand how Wikimedia content is used across other platforms to fight disinformation on those platforms Working closely with user experience designers, researchers, product management, engineering and machine learning teams to create tools and solutions that help Wikimedia volunteer editors and patrollers address disinformation more effectively Managing communications among the product teams and the broader cross-functional organization to ensure stakeholder alignment as well as with external partners such as media, working groups and academics Acting as a subject matter expert inside the Foundation and a watchdog on disinformation related issues Skills and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, or the equivalent, in related work experience Experience directing teams that build tools and solutions to address disinformation in a media environment Experience creating large-scale programs that incorporate software, legal, and procedural components Robust analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills with the ability to deliver on detail as well as strategy Ability to present to executives and communicate with technical and non-technical management teams alike Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and develop effective working relationships with all levels of management, staff and communities Experience managing a diverse range of responsibilities in a dynamic and results oriented environment. Must be comfortable with evolving requirements and priorities Qualities that are important to us: Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in public and collaborative ways Being open, curious, and inquiring in our work Internal motivation and high standards Working together for outcomes, and being willing to change course Sharing a culture of constructive criticism and respect Natural inclination for team collaboration and for helping colleagues succeed Commitment to the mission of the organization and our values Commitment to our guiding principles Ability to disagree in a respectful manner and yet work towards a solution even when you disagree Good at async communication Solutions-focused. The Wikimedia ecosystem is complex, resources are limited, and our guiding principles are ambitious. We want you to work to find solutions embracing these factors. Self motivated with an Ability to navigate through ambiguity and bring a project to completion with limited directions Curiosity and commitment to learn Additionally, we would love it if you have: Experience editing Wikipedia or with the Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons community or other collaborative enterprises Experience with open source software development Knowledge of Disinformation programs at large technology companies The Wikimedia Foundation is... ...the nonprofit organization that hosts and 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, free of interference. We host 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 financial support 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 (415) 839-6885. U.S. Benefits & Perks* Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!) The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 22 paid holidays - including the last week of the year. Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room. For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people *Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

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Director of Product, Platform

Full Time

Summary The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an experienced Director of Platform Product Management to work with Engineering, Product Management and Research leadership on developing a platform strategy for Wikipedia and other Foundation projects. Our teams build products that enable our communities to achieve our Vision; a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. The Director of Product Management, Platform will be responsible for teams that build multiple components of the platform. The platform is the base offering that products are built on. This includes technical components, large-scale features and capabilities such as APIs, core engine, data pipelines, front-end frameworks, notifications, maps, machine learning infrastructure, authentication, authorization, and policy controls. This is an opportunity to do good while having a high level of impact at a large-scale media property. You are responsible for: Managing, growing and developing a team of Product Managers Collaborating with engineering leadership to create a strategy for Platform development, beginning with an API strategy Developing a phased approach for consolidating common infrastructure and services into a platform layer Leading prioritization and execution efforts for platform features and capabilities Bringing Product Management thinking, including prioritization, product strategy alignment, and process development into engineering areas Working closely with the AI/ML team in developing and setting Product-led prioritization Co-creating and communicating the Platform strategy to the executive team Defining and tracking key performance metrics for product initiatives and connect these metrics to overall Foundation goals Helping manage communications among the product teams and the broader cross-functional organization to ensure stakeholder alignment Skills and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or the equivalent in work related experience Significant work experience in technical product management Experience developing a platform strategy and executing on that change at scale Experience with REST APIs and API strategy development Robust analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills with the ability to deliver on detail as well as strategy Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and develop effective working relationships with all levels of management, staff and communities Capable of managing a diverse range of responsibilities in a dynamic and results-oriented environment. Must be comfortable with evolving requirements and priorities. Ability to work with a remote, global and diverse team and community Qualities that are important to us: Alignment with our mission and values Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in public and collaborative ways Being open, curious, and inquiring in our work Internal motivation and high standards Working together for outcomes, and being willing to change course Sharing a culture of constructive criticism and respect Natural inclination for team collaboration and for helping colleagues succeed Additionally, we’d love it if you have: Experience editing Wikipedia or with the Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons communities or other collaborative enterprises Experience with open source software development Familiarity with artificial intelligence/machine learning platforms at scale Familiarity with MediaWiki The Wikimedia Foundation is... ...the nonprofit organization that hosts and 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, free of interference. We host 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 financial support 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 (415) 839-6885. U.S. Benefits & Perks* Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!) The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 22 paid holidays - including the last week of the year. Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room. For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people *Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

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Research Scientist (Disinformation)

Full Time

Summary We’re hiring a Research Scientist strongly committed to the principles of free knowledge, open source and open data, transparency, privacy, and collaboration to join the Research team to conduct applied research on the integrity of content and disinformation in Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. We’re accepting applications until August 31st with a start date by, or before, November 15th. The surge of coordinated disinformation campaigns to infiltrate, disrupt, and co-opt movements, communities, and platforms is an important challenge for the integrity of the content in Wikimedia projects. At the same time, humans and machines rely on Wikipedia as a neutral arbiter of reliable information on the Web. Preserving the reliability of Wikipedia’s knowledge is therefore key in ensuring the integrity of the information propagating in the broader web. You’ll work remotely with a distributed team, with members spread between Europe and North America. Here are some things we’ve worked on recently that might give you a better sense of what you could be working on: Studying how content propagates across different Wikipedia languages, by predicting, given an article created in one language, what is the next language that will have the same article created. Modeling content inconsistencies between Wikimedia projects by aligning Wikidata statements to sentences in Wikipedia articles through natural language processing techniques. Designing algorithms to identify malicious actors such as sockpuppets, by detecting clusters of users behaving similarly. Building a model to detect unsourced content in Wikipedia using machine learning, through neural network classifiers that can detect sentences needing citations based on their content. (paper) Using qualitative methods to study Wikimedia communities and their patrolling techniques, to discover inner mechanisms of editor workflows to combat disinformation. You can learn more about what we have done in the past six month by reading our biannual report. You will be responsible for: Contributing to the three directions of the team: addressing knowledge gaps on the Wikimedia projects, supporting the Wikimedia volunteers in improving content integrity, and building a more global community of Wikimedia researchers with a particular focus on improving content integrity and disinformation Collaborating with other researchers, Wikimedia volunteers, and teams within the Wikimedia Foundation, including Legal, Trust and Safety, and Security teams to define disinformation and content integrity related research projects Designing and executing experiments to collect labeled data, large-scale data analysis and/or modeling and evaluation of machine learning methods Discussing, documenting and communicating the process and results of your research publicly Actively engaging in a collaborative, consensus-oriented environment and as part of a globally-distributed team and organization Elevating the importance of critical open research questions as well as nurturing and growing the global network of Wikimedia researchers Providing research consulting to the teams in the Wikimedia Foundation, affiliates, and the Wikimedia volunteers Skills and experience: PhD or MSc degree plus 1-2 years of related work experience in computer science, statistics, or related technical fields; PhD degree highly preferred Strong experience in Machine Learning and at least one of the following fields: Natural Language Processing, Algorithm Design, Social Network Analysis, HCI, Behavioral/ Experimental Economics, Computational Social Science; experience with disinformation research highly preferred. Programming experience in Python, Scala, or C++ Experience with Hadoop and any of the following related technologies: HDFS, YARN, MapReduce, Hive, Spark, etc. Contributions to research communities and research initiatives including publishing in relevant conferences and journals, organizing academic workshops Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to communicate complex technical issues to a cross-team and cross-functional audience Qualities that are important to us: Commitment to the mission of the organization and our values Commitment to our guiding principles Ability to disagree in a respectful manner and yet work towards a solution even when you disagree Good at async communication Solutions-focused. The Wikimedia ecosystem is complex, resources are limited, and our guiding principles are ambitious. We want you to work to find solutions embracing these factors. Self motivated with an Ability to navigate through ambiguity and bring a project to completion with limited directions Curiosity and commitment to learn Additionally, we’d love it if you have: Relevant work experience in the field of disinformation, in academia or industry Experience with large-scale experiments in online platforms Experience with mixed methods research A strong record of scholarly publications Experience as a program committee member, senior program committee member, track chair, or editor in related conferences and journals Experience with tools such as Spark, Flink, Hive, Kafka Deep knowledge of the Wikimedia ecosystem and the working of the projects and/or experience with volunteer or open source communities The Wikimedia Foundation is... ...the nonprofit organization that hosts and 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, free of interference. We host 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 financial support 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 (415) 839-6885. U.S. Benefits & Perks* Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!) The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 19 paid holidays - including the last week of the year. Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room. For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people *Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

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