We are looking for a Communications Coordinator to heighten awareness of, interest in, and participation in our programmes in the exciting Wikisphere. The Communications Coordinator will not only provide vital and relevant information about our projects (why, what, and where to be involved), but will also provide opportunities for the larger community to be aware of additional opportunities within Wikimedia. The work of the Communications Coordinator will support the programmatic activities, communications, and community development goals of Wiki In Africa.
We are hiring an experienced bi-lingual Communications Coordinator to help us keep growing. The position is entirely remote.
Responsibilities may include, but are not be limited to, the following:
- Assist in developing and implementing a communications strategy
- Review, maintain and update all websites and communications channels
- Plan, craft and implement campaigns across all channels (WIA and project), including websites, social media, messaging platforms, etc.
- Write and post a variety of content to support Wiki In Africa’s goals, programs, drives, and community activity, including newsletters, website, and press releases
- Manage and expand email database to improve, clean up, add entries to the resource, including updating media and bloggers.
- Develop and implement an email engagement campaign
- Monitor analytics, and assist with a communication audit to tailor campaigns and strategies
- Coordinate with staff and volunteers to support the promotion of programs and on-wiki events
- Support press engagement and suggest and plan promotional materials
Consider applying if you have the following essential skills:
- 2+ years experience in communications or marketing,
- Exceptional and demonstrable writing and interpersonal communication skills in English,
- Demonstrable writing and interpersonal communication skills in French will be a major plus,
- Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices,
- Marketing and communications, specifically with building communication campaigns,
- Visual and design, including working with audio and video,
- Experience building and updating websites (WordPress), social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram), word processors and spreadsheets,
- Time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines,
- An analytical mind and ability to think critically,
- Familiarity with their associated scheduling, analytics, and advertising platforms (including Hootsuite, Later.com, or similar),
- Knowledge of email marketing software (such as MailChimp, MailBlaze, or similar),
- Experience on design and communications platforms (e.g. Canva, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, etc.),
- Working remotely,
- Managing tasks independently and as part of a team, and
- Research ability and experience.
Nice to haves
- Experience or knowledge of audio or video scripting and editing,
- Has experience in the wikisphere.
Candidates should be gender-sensitive, and live on or be from the African continent. We will accept candidates from outside Africa as long as they have direct and recent African experience.
This is a remote position to be conducted from the successful candidate’s place of residence or alternative space. As such, they are expected to have the correct visa or work permits to reside in the country they will be working from. As such, Wiki In Africa will not facilitate the application of visas or work permits, or the transition from one country to another.
To be considered, the intern should have access to a personal computer and reliable internet access.
Allowance and duration:
- This is a paid position.
- 12-month duration; start 1st April 2022, ends 30th March 2023.
- The tasks are pegged at 0.5 FTE over 12 months (with alternating peak and trough periods expected).
- As a contract position, this does not constitute on-going employment with Wiki In Africa.
- No additional payments will be made for national holiday, holiday leave or sickness. Local tax obligations or other legal implications are the responsibility of the contractee.
More information can be found at: https://www.wikiinafrica.org
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION
- An up to date CV + a motivation as to why you are eager to be considered for this role
- SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THIS LINK
- (only applications received via the form linked above will be accepted)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
14th March 2022, 17:00 anywhere on Earth
Wiki In Africa believes that all peoples should see themselves and their experiences reflected online in order to be part of and make sense of the world. We believe in the transformative power that comes with free access to decolonised knowledge, information, and education in all its forms.
Wiki In Africa is a South African-based NGO that initiates and manages knowledge contribution programmes across Africa and beyond. The most notable of these programmes are Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Women, WikiAfrica Hour, WikiChallenge Ecoles d’Afrique, and WikiFundi, although there are smaller drives, and associated projects and movement campaigns that we are proud to support and take part in.
2022 is the 5th year since Wiki In Africa was officially registered, although some of the projects are now in their 8th year.
The programmes are designed and integrated to encourage and support the transfer of skills and knowledge to a growing community of Wikmedians to facilitate their contribution of content from Africa to the Wikimedia projects. It runs four exceptional knowledge contribution programmes, and one community engagement programme, that support the growth and expansion of content creation communities across Africa, and beyond.