Work with us

From the Wikimedia Foundation
(Redirected from What we offer)
Jump to: navigation, search


Going the extra mile — We do so much more than just benefits

Kacie & Ollie.jpg
    • Great colleagues - We are a diverse group of people, who speak dozens of languages from around the world, have fantastic intellectual discourse, are mission-driven, and are passionate people. We care.
    • Diversity & Inclusion - Join in and thrive with us! We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We have established programs to maintain this commitment throughout the employee lifecycle: recruiting, hiring, compensation, training, performance, promotions, leadership, and more. Wondering about gender neutral bathrooms? We had them over 4 years ago. Staff have created several Employee Resource Groups as communities for extra connection and support including, but not limited to:
      • WMF Women - A group for those interested in matters related to women at work.
      • Aliens (self-named) - A group for employees and contractors who are interested in topics that are of particular relevance to US-based immigrants.
      • WikiKids - Parents group.
      • QueERG - An LGBTQ + employee resource group.
      • Intercultural Initiative - A group formed to talk about intercultural communications.
      • Bike Club - employees interest in cycling including Bike to Work participation.
    • Pets - We welcome pets in the San Francisco office, they just make our day better. (Of course the building has a few rules we need to follow as part of this.)
    • Environment - We keep an eye on our footprint, in our offices, in our travels, in how we work. We take this seriously, whether on-site or remote.
    • Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats).
    • Downtown San Francisco location, minutes from public transit: BART, SFMuni, AC Transit, SamTrans.
    • On-site ergonomic assessments to make sure your desk space supports your individual needs.


Freedom OpenSource.jpg

guiding principles: freedom and open source

we are deeply rooted in the values of the free culture and free software movements


Johannesburg - Wikipedia Zero - 258A9925.jpg

guiding principles: serving every human being

we aim to make material in the Wikimedia projects broadly accessible to all


Transparency wmf.jpg

guiding principles: transparency

we aim to do much of our work in public, rather than in private, typically on public wikis


Accountability wmf.jpg

guiding principles: accountability

we want to be accountable to the people who create the Wikimedia projects, to donors, and to readers


Stewardship.jpg

guiding principles: stewardship

we utilize resources in consideration of the interests of the mission and the entire global community


SharedPower.jpg

guiding principles: shared power

the Wikimedia Foundation works in partnership with a global community of volunteers


Internationalism wmf.jpg

guiding principles: internationalism

we support projects that are international in scope, and we aspire to reflect that internationalism in our own work


Freespeech wmf.jpg

guiding principles: free speech

we believe that everyone in the world has a right to free access to information


Independence wmf.jpg

guiding principles: independence

part of our job is to ensure that the freedom and independence of the projects is never compromised


Meet us: Staff spotlight

Adele WMF.jpg

Adele Vrana, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Global Emerging Markets

I lead a team of talented, multi-cultural people who bring Wikipedia and all Wikimedia projects to new users in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. I couldn’t be prouder of the partnerships we build because they aim to address the barriers that are preventing people from joining our free-knowledge movement. My life is proof of how knowledge and education can be transformative. I could work elsewhere, but I’m lucky enough to spend my days bringing a positive impact to people around the world.


For a current list of Wikimedia Foundation employees and contractors, see staff and contractors.


Our values

We strive for excellence.

With leaps and bounds as well as stumbles and false-starts, we seek to continually improve ourselves, our projects, our communities, our world. With initiative and experimentation, we iterate our way toward making the world a better place, an excellent place. With curiosity and humility, we learn from our mistakes as well as our successes. We are duty-bound to steward our resources and deliver exceptional products and services.

We welcome and cherish our differences.

The sum of all knowledge for every single human being; we can’t do that by leaving people out. Our vision is about more than providing universal access to all forms of knowledge. It’s about creating an inclusive culture. It’s about inviting others to join in and thrive with us. It’s about embracing human diversity. It’s about saying, “We see you and you belong with us.”

Our differences are precious; they make us smarter, stronger, more humble. They balance our biases and weaknesses. They open our minds. We do our best work when we understand a problem from all its perspectives.

We encourage others to do what we can’t, and we help them succeed. When voices are absent, ignored, or silenced, we seek them out. We are welcoming hosts, caring neighbors, and equitable allies. We don’t fear difference. We welcome it with curiosity, delight, and hope.

We are in this together.

Collaboration is not always easy. Sometimes we struggle. Working together is hard, but it’s worth it. We do it because it makes us stronger. We solve problems better together. For it to work well, each of us needs to be honest, accountable, and transparent to one another.

But it runs deeper still for many of us: we find joy and belonging in human connection. We are there for one another; we support one another through life’s ups and downs, our mistakes, our successes. We challenge one another in service of our personal and professional development.

We engage in civil discourse.

Our words have power. What we say has consequences. Engaging in civil discourse requires kindness, care, respect, tact, empathy, trust, and safety. It is key to getting, giving, and receiving good information. We must create space where people feel safe to express themselves and be heard. This is true especially when we disagree. If we do not understand what the other is feeling, we are still open-minded to where they are coming from. We strive for empathy, we accept no less than civility.

We are inspired.

We are guided by a vision of a better world. We are taking on a huge challenge. We revere what has come before and are in awe of the work ahead. It brings us hope. It fills us with wonder. When we are inspired, we play and laugh together. It’s not about one big party, it’s about making space for new ideas and new connections, making space for creativity. Inquisitiveness arises when we’re having fun. It’s ok to wonder, to ponder. We don’t need to take ourselves too seriously. When we are inspired, we do excellent work.

You can read more about why values are important to us and our process in selecting these particular values here: Wikimedia Foundation values framing.


Volunteers

Join our editing community

Join us! It's easy to get started, and you will likely learn something new in the process. If you've never edited before, try our tutorial in your native language. And, of course, be sure to check out all of our projects. Every Wikimedia project is always in search of volunteers. Be bold!


Philosophy and policies


Frequently asked questions

When will I be contacted about the status of my application?

Due to the volume of the responses that we receive, we only contact applicants that have been chosen for further consideration. We will then follow up with all candidates selected for interviews with an e-mail indicating the status of their application. Upon the position being filled you will be notified via email.

What should I do if I do not hear back from anyone after an interview has taken place?

We take as much time as needed to ensure that each candidate’s suitability is carefully and thoroughly assessed. Due to our interview volume, there may be occasional delays in communication during the interview process. Please feel free to reach out to the Recruiter handling your application throughout the interview process if you would like to learn of current status.

There are two different jobs that I am interested in, can I just submit one resume?

We recommend applicants to submit their resumes and cover letters for each individual position that they wish to apply for. By doing so you will ensure that we have received a copy of each application submitted. We recommend specifying in the cover letter why you are interested in multiple positions and elaborating as to why you are a fit for one or more positions. This helps to provide additional context when reviewing your application.

How do I know the salary range for a particular job?

The salary range for each position is subject to several determining factors including your skills and experience, the current market and our budget. The Wikimedia Foundation takes fairness in compensation seriously, and takes extra steps to review and set compensation to ensure this. If you are chosen for an interview be prepared to discuss your needs with the Recruiter. We do our best to be fair and competitive keeping in mind that every dollar spent at the Wikimedia Foundation is a dollar donated by an individual or small group.

Can international applicants apply for positions with the Wikimedia Foundation?

Yes! We are a global organization and welcome international applicants for positions with the Wikimedia Foundation. Please see our pluralism, internationalism, and diversity policy.

Do you offer internships?

Wikimedia offers many internship opportunities throughout the course of the year. We encourage all interested individuals to check our web site regularly and apply for any internship opportunities that may be of interest to them.

How do I apply for an internship opportunity at the Wikimedia Foundation?

All Wikimedia Foundation internship opportunities are listed on the `Work with us’ page of our web site and on other internet job boards, for anyone to apply.

How can I determine if an internship position is paid or unpaid?

Internship eligibility and requirements vary from position to position. Please carefully review the position description as posted on the site jobs.wikimedia.org. The job posting will mention if the internship is paid or unpaid, along with any requirements or additional information we may need from your school.

Does the Wikimedia Foundation sponsor US work authorization for internships?

Although the Wikimedia Foundation does not sponsor work authorization, the Foundation may be able coordinate with schools or third party sponsors to assist in the process. Additionally, some internships may be eligible for remote assignments outside the US.

Thank you for your interest in working with us at Wikimedia Foundation!



Go to mobile view