Project director (m/f)

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Wikimedia Germany is a non-profit organization committed to promoting open knowledge. We support projects for the creation, promotion and distribution of free content. One of the most important projects is Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. Wikimedia Germany has a rapidly growing office in Berlin, with currently 19 employees.


Early 2012, Wikimedia Germany e.V. will start the development of a new and ambitous project that will change the Web once again. We are currently looking for a number of people to help us with realizing this goal. The team will be based in Berlin, Germany, and the project aims to be implemented in one year. After completion of the project, we expect many more interesting software projects inspired by this one, so follow-up projects might be possible. In all positions it is a plus to understand Wikipedia and collaborative community processes and communities in general, to speak English and further languages, and to appreciate the scale of a project like Wikipedia.

Project director (m/f)


The project director has to represent and embody the vision of the project, ensure that the final goals of the project are met, be able to motivate the team, express it clearly in communications with the community and external parties, take the responsibility for communicating with the donors, ensure the necessary visibility of the project, and be able to help anyone in the team with anything required. The director has to be fluent in spoken and written form in both English and German, further languages are useful, be able to demonstrate their deep understanding of community-driven projects, feel strong about open data, open source, and their processes, have a thorough and critical understanding of semantic technologies, and have a record of succesfully lead projects. The director is responsible for recruting the development team.


Applications can be send to and more information about the position are available from Denny Vrandecic. Applications should be sent in by November 10.


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