The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an experienced group product manager to lead teams in creating user experiences that achieve our vision: a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
Wikipedia is one of the most popular media properties in the world, visited by over 1 billion people a month across over 300 different languages. All this knowledge is created and managed by more than 200,000 volunteer contributors. In the current era of misinformation and artificial intelligence, this community of volunteers is more important than ever, but is facing some of the biggest challenges of its 22 year existence. This role is responsible for our evolving user experience strategy to enable thriving communities of contributors as they generate reliable free knowledge content on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia properties on the web platform. Through managing the product managers of the Editing, Growth, Campaigns, and Moderator Tools cross-functional teams, this role is an opportunity to increase the coherence of Wikipedia’s editing experience, to chart a course for how that experience should evolve as the internet changes, and to open up the opportunity to participate to new kinds of people. Volunteer Wikimedia contributors are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about our user experiences, and working directly with them is an important part of this role.
Group product managers manage and mentor individually contributing product managers, and collaborate with other product leaders, designers, engineers, data analysts, researchers, and volunteers to set strategic direction and advise on tactical delivery. This is an opportunity to have a major impact on one of the most popular and beloved parts of the internet.
This role reports to the Director of Product, Core Experiences. Candidates must be available for critical meetings and synchronous work between 15:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC.
You are responsible for:
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or the equivalent in relevant work experience
Qualities that are important to us:
Additionally, we’d love it if you have:
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that 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 freely. We host Wikipedia and 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 donations 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.
The Wikimedia Foundation is a remote-first organization with staff members including contractors based in more than 50 countries. Salaries at the Wikimedia Foundation are set in a way that is competitive, equitable, and consistent with our values and culture. The anticipated annual pay range of this position for applicants based within the United States is US$140,426 to US$ 219,724 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.
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