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Lead Direct Response Specialist (Fundraising)


The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia – one of the most popular websites in the world, serving nearly half a billion users 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.

The Wikimedia Foundation is expanding its team and seeking an experienced direct response fundraiser to contribute to our audience-based fundraising strategy while overseeing new avenues of growth, including direct mail. Succeeding in this role will require a creative, data-driven mindset to help us get to the next level of innovation to drive the continued growth of Wikimedia’s fundraising program.

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. 

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.


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

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Committee Support Specialist


This role, housed in the Committee Support Team, is dedicated to supporting multiple key governance and safety committees and makes meaningful contributions to their growth, diversity, inclusiveness, strength, and capacity by supporting their governance, health, and sustainability. This role blends strategic support with operational support, in the service of helping these groups to reach their best potential in a framework that supports the time and energies of the volunteers involved.

Senior Community Safety Specialist – Arabic Speaking


The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is seeking to hire a Senior Community Safety Specialist to help advance the Wikimedia movement’s vision of every human being able to freely share in the sum of all knowledge; as well as its strategic direction – that by 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us. This role will be cross functional with the Trust and Safety Team and Human Rights Team. 

People Department

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Product & Technology

Product Manager, Future Audiences


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an enterprising product manager to join our Future Audiences effort. This is the small, fast-moving team that experiments with new ways to reach young audiences on the platforms they use. Our organizational vision is a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge – and that includes reaching new generations where they are – on search, AI, video, and social experiences.

Senior Software Engineer (Contract)


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a software engineering contractor to join our Future Audiences effort, reporting to product engineering management. Future Audiences is the Wikimedia Foundation’s effort to investigate opportunities for spreading and sustaining free knowledge in a rapidly changing Internet (e.g., AI assistants, social video apps, and more). A recent experiment is the Wikipedia plugin for ChatGPT, which allows ChatGPT users to access the latest content from the encyclopedia in the ChatGPT interface, complete with attribution and opportunities to engage with Wikipedia. Another is our Citation Needed browser plugin, which uses generative AI to verify information as they browse the web. As a Future Audiences engineer, you will be responsible for collaborating with product managers, data analysts, and machine learning engineers to deploy these types of software experiments across a variety of platforms.

Lead Software Engineer (6-Month Contract)


The Community Tech Team at Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Software Engineer to work with us to build features and tools requested by the Wikimedia community. Therefore our team mission states: “We surface the movement’s technical platform needs and build and support needed tools with engaged contributors.”

Software Engineer, Android


Come build the premier mobile Wikipedia experience! The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Android 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 Wikipedia Android app. In this role, you will create new features, fix bugs, and define the future of Wikipedia on mobile devices. 

Senior Software Security Engineer (PHP)


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Software Security Engineer (PHP) 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.

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.


We are in this mission together

We do great work and improve

We welcome everyone who shares our Vision and Values

We listen and share with curiosity

Read more about our values.

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.

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