As the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews program reaches its 2012 stride, it’s time to grow the team to help achieve the scale we’re looking for. So we’re hiring a Community Manager.
The entire job listing is here on the Mozilla Jobvite page, but I wanted to give a little background on the person we’re looking for that doesn’t break down as easily into bullet points.
At its core, the OpenNews program is about community: specifically around growing and strengthening the community of people making code for journalism. That’s what our fellowship program is about: sending individuals into newsrooms for ten months to create kick-ass journalism code. That’s what our hackdays are about: building momentum around code through events. That’s what our upcoming website Source is about: creating a central place to learn about the code being made and the motivations behind it. All of these pieces (with more to come soon) add up to helping foster a vibrant, growing community. But that’s a big goal, and it’s not going to happen without some help.
The Community Manager is what it says on the box: a person who can help to manage, foster, and grow the community around open-source code in journalism. It’s a unique person: Someone who’s outgoing, both in the world and online; someone who’s familiar with journalism, sure, but even more so someone who understands open-source communities and can communicate effectively with them; someone who’s well organized, and able to keep an eye on a lot of different, disparate balls at once; and finally, someone who’s able to collaborate effectively and efficiently.
Maybe you’re that person? If so, you should totally apply. We’re trying to fill this position as soon as possible, so no better time to get your application in than right now.
Oh, and you don’t have to move: we love remote workers.