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Copywriter, Fundraising Programs (Contract)


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Copywriter, reporting to the Lead Creative Strategist, to develop and execute creative strategies that will grow our revenue base and strengthen our relationship with our donors. This role will involve working with the Fundraising Content Team to develop compelling and engaging fundraising content across a variety of channels, including banner appeals on Wikipedia, email, social media, and web.

This role is a mix of copywriting, content strategy, project management, A/B testing content and reporting. A blend of creative and analytical skills will be very beneficial in this role.

Research Library Fellow


The Community Growth team at the Wikimedia Foundation seeks a fully remote Research Library Fellow to work 20 hours a week on a 6 month contract from 1 July 2024 until 31 December 2024. In this role, you will support Wikimedia communities to make more targeted contributions in their prioritized topic areas by building topical lists and accessing relevant resources. We are looking for a research librarian, digital humanist or digital scholar who has experience helping others make the most of digital technologies to research their area of interest.

Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist


The Wikimedia Foundation seeks an experienced and creative digital marketer to join our Online Fundraising team as our Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist, reporting to the Senior Manager of Fundraising Growth. The Wikimedia Foundation raises tens of millions of dollars annually from fundraising banner campaigns which appear on to readers around the world. Inside these campaigns, we run “a/b tests” to optimize conversion and donor experience. 

Central Notice Support Specialist (Part-Time Contract)


The Campaigns team at the Wikimedia Foundation seeks a Central Notice Support Specialist, who can work closely with volunteer Central Notice administrators, to help them better manage and support organizers and contributors wanting to use Central Notice. As an embedded supporter of the group, the Support Specialist will focus on making sure that the workflows for Central Notice administrators feel less burdensome, identifying ways to increase the overall impact of Central Notice, and developing and popularizing recommended Central Notice workflows for use by a greater diversity of stakeholders throughout the movement. 

Affiliate Fundraising Training Consultant (Part-Time)


The Wikimedia Foundation seeks a Fundraising Training Consultant to work with Wikimedia affiliates to grow and develop their fundraising processes and capacity. In this one-year, 30 hour/week contract role (with potential option for renewal) you will be responsible for working with affiliates to understand their fundraising needs and challenges, and to provide them strategic guidance and support as they put in place necessary structures and processes that will aid their fundraising efforts. This role will focus on building the capacity of affiliates to raise funds from a variety of new-to-the-movement donors, including government, multinational and multilateral funding opportunities, and local high networth individuals, as well as advising on systems and structures (e.g. Board composition) for strategic fundraising.

Lead Program Officer – Gender (Contract)


The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia – one of the most popular websites in the world, accessed by over 1.8 billion unique devices every month. It is the only non-profit in the top 50 websites, supported by a community of millions of individual donors around the world. Because of its contribution to the knowledge ecosystem globally, it is important that Wikipedia and other projects capture the full diversity of content that exists across societies today. For this reason, the inclusion of women and non-binary contributors, and efforts to grow encyclopaedic content to better reflect gender-diverse topics and perspectives, is critically important.


Integrated Marketing Specialist


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Integrated Marketing Specialist to join our team, reporting to the Senior Manager of Integrated Marketing. As the Integrated Marketing Specialist, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and executing global, multi-channel marketing campaigns, from objective-setting to evaluation, including campaign and messaging strategy, media and budget planning, as well as reporting. In this role, you will also coordinate and facilitate goals between multiple teams to advance better collaboration processes and build connected plans that aim at increasing brand recognition and understanding of Wikimedia work.

Communications Manager


The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Communications Manager to help lead the communications for our advocacy and public policy work, and a number of other initiatives that aim to advance and protect the reputation of the Foundation, Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, and the global Wikimedia community of volunteers. 

Finance and Administration

Financial Analyst (Temporary Contract)


The Foundations Financial Planning & Analysis team is looking for an FP&A Analyst to support the team temporarily until the end of January 2025.

In this temporary role, you will support globally distributed teams and departments in financial data-driven decision-making and evaluation of impact. Using our suite of cloud-based financial software, you will build and analyze reports, perform variance analysis, develop updated forecasts and projections for different departments, and present your analysis to senior leaders. Additionally, you will support the Senior Manager, Finance and the FP&A team in some strategic projects and other upcoming tasks.

Finance Project Manager


We are looking for a Finance Project Manager to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team, reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance. This individual will be a central resource to the Strategic Finance team, responsible for designing, implementing and executing processes to streamline our internal reporting and forecasting and for facilitating strategic Finance projects. This role requires a mix of analytical, operational and project management skills, as well as an ability to build collaborative relationships across teams, communicate effectively, and balance multiple assignments at the same time.


Privacy Fellow

As Wikimedia pursues a new global strategic direction, our Legal department is tasked with solving many legal questions, including some that no one has fully considered before. We are looking for a privacy-focused lawyer to join our in-house legal department as Privacy Fellow, specializing in Europe. The Privacy Fellow will provide research and drafting on a variety of topics, as well as gain experience in product counseling, data governance, and privacy-related public policy work. The Privacy Fellow will monitor current developments in Europe and around the world to help the legal department adapt to changing regulations and promote people’s ability to participate in knowledge online. This position provides an immersive in-house experience with specific education and mentorship in the areas of internet regulation, data governance, and privacy law.


If you’re a current law student or recent law school graduate passionate about free knowledge and open source issues, applying to our legal fellowship program can provide an immersive in-house experience with specific education and training in the areas of Internet law and free knowledge organizations. 

People Department

Vice President of People Experience


The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Vice President to join the People department. We believe that our people are our most important asset, and the policy and practice work of our People department is critical to identifying, supporting, developing, and retaining excellent colleagues who advance the Foundation’s mission. This role will work side-by-side with the Chief People Officer to develop and implement a talent philosophy that supports our mission and organizational culture while simultaneously:

Achieving measurable business and social impact goals; and

Leading our talent colleagues as they navigate our HR systems and processes

Product & Technology

Software Engineer, iOS


Come build the premier mobile Wikipedia experience! The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an iOS Software Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Mobile Apps Engineering Manager. You will work closely with the rest of our small, collaborative group to iterate on new ideas for the award-winning Wikipedia iOS app. In this role, you will create new features, fix bugs, and define the future of Wikipedia on mobile devices. 

Senior Security Engineer


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Security Engineer to join the Product Security team to build new security technologies to protect Wikipedia and our other projects. This is a very hands-on engineering role working alongside our other security team members to design and code new features to protect and reassure our users and to ensure the platform remains resilient against attacks.

Senior Product Manager, MediaWiki Core Platform


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our newly formed MediaWiki Product team, reporting to the Director of Product, MediaWiki and Developer Experiences.

Senior Product Manager, MediaWiki Integration Interfaces


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our newly formed MediaWiki Product team, reporting to the Director of Product, MediaWiki and Developer Experiences.

Software Engineer, Trust and Safety Product


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a software engineer to join the Trust and Safety Product team. As a software engineer, you will be responsible for building features to keep our communities safe from abuse, harassment, vandalism, and harmful or illicit content.  In this role, you will work in a fully-remote, geographically-distributed environment, where we value teamwork and a consensus-oriented approach. You will be writing open source code for collaborative experiences supporting over a billion users at a place that believes we’re all more successful when everyone has a good work-life balance.


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment

We trust our personal and organizational accountability

We envision a world in which every single person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe knowledge belongs to everyone, and in order to empower people from diverse backgrounds to participate in the collaborative creation of knowledge, we need to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we support and an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the potential of our diversity.

We believe in co-creating safe, respectful and collaborative work spaces. We aspire to generate a sense of belonging by understanding each and everyone’s differences, contexts and experiences. Through our actions, we ensure that the staff at the Foundation has a healthy work environment where they can flourish.

We acknowledge diversity as a core value that is essential to fulfilling our mission.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate any form of discrimination. This enables us to attract, develop, and retain amazing talent.

We are committed to cherishing our differences, and putting people first. We seek to foster a creative environment that unleashes innovative solutions toward building  a more inclusive and equitable hiring and retention process. This commitment starts at the top of our organization and moves through every level of hiring from managers to individual contributors. We strive to ensure excellence in our work by building this path together.

We have released two Diversity and Inclusion Reports (20182019) to hold ourselves accountable for our actions towards creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. This practice helps us to make visible not only our progress, but also the areas where we know we should and will improve.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 or +1 (415) 839-6885.

United States Benefits and Perks

Health Care Benefits

Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees and their eligible families.

New Parent Leave

We provide a total of 16 weeks of paid new parent leave, plus an additional 8 weeks of paid pregnancy leave.

Wellness Reimbursement Program

We provide $450 per quarter up to $1,800.00 a year for reimbursement for staff wellness expenses, such as gym fees, educational expenses, and more!

Professional Development Program

We offer reimbursement of conferences, college/university classes, online programs, and books related to work that supports the Wikimedia Foundation.

401(k) Retirement Plan

401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions up to 4% of annual salary.

Time Off

Generous paid time off policy which includes: vacation days, holidays, sick leave, and volunteer days.

Pre-tax Savings Plans

For health care, child care, elder care, public transport, and parking expenses. Includes an employer funded HSA option.

Disability & Life Insurance

Long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.

Equipment Stipend

Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time $600 stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work from home experience.

*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our EOR (Employer of Record) to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

Current Hiring Locations

The Wikimedia Foundation is a remote-first organization with staff members including contractors based in 40+ countries. 

Please note that we are currently able to hire in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay.  

We periodically review this list to streamline to ensure alignment with our hiring requirements. 

Our non-US based employees are hired through a local third party Employer of Record (EOR).

Compensation Philosophy

Salaries at the Wikimedia Foundation are set in a way that is competitive, equitable, and consistent with our values and culture.  

In compliance with local legislation within the US, we post the anticipated annual pay range for each position for applicants with multiple individualized factors, including cost of living in the location, being the determinants of the offered pay.  

For applicants located outside of the US, the pay range will be adjusted to the country of hire. 

We neither ask for nor take into consideration the salary history of applicants. The compensation for a successful applicant will be based on their skills, experience and location. 

All applicants can reach out to their recruiter to understand more about the specific pay range for their location during the interview process.

Applicant Privacy Policy

The Wikimedia Foundation (“Wikimedia“) values your trust and is committed to the responsible management, use and protection of personal information. This Applicant Privacy Policy (“Policy“) describes our practices regarding the information that we collect in connection to your application for a job or internship with Wikimedia.

Learn more about our Applicant Privacy Policy.

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