To reassure, no the Audiences department name is not changing its name
again, they only just created it :)

In doing recruiting, the Chief Product Officer is a better understood title
for the work, rather than Chief Audiences Officer.

Hope this helps,
Joady


On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

> One would certainly aspire to be on time and on budget, but the reality of
> complex engineering projects is that surprises happen. Developing a new
> product isn't like building products on an assembly line where time and
> cost are relatively easy to predict.
>
> I think that looking for managers who are generally on time and on budget
> with their projects is a good thing, but I also think that we should have
> realistic expectations.
>
> Pine
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Rogol Domedonfors <domedonf...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Pine,
> >
> > If you allow yourself to think that on time and on budget are optional,
> > then you will certainly not get them.  I would expect the WMF to aspire
> to
> > deliver products that are fit for purpose, on time and on budget.  I
> would
> > also expect the staff and, especially, management to be held accountable
> > for the extent to which they achieve those goals.
> >
> > "Rogol"
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Joady,
> > >
> > > Does the title "Chief Product Officer" mean that WMF intends to revert
> > the
> > > name of the Audiences department back to the Product department?
> > >
> > > "On time and budget" is a goal that can be very difficult to achieve
> with
> > > complex engineering projects that often encounter surprises. WMF has
> > > experience with this with VisualEditor. I suggest that it would be good
> > to
> > > set realistic expectations for candidates.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Pine
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Joady Lohr <jl...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > We are please to announce the upcoming launch of the recruiting
> process
> > > for
> > > > the Chief Product Officer.
> > > >
> > > > As part of the process, we wanted to share the job description
> > (below). A
> > > > big thank you to the Audiences & Technology teams for their
> > > collaboration,
> > > > support and guidance in creating it.
> > > >
> > > > We also wanted to out put a call, if you have any nominations or
> > > > recommendations, we'd love to hear from you. Just email me directly
> > over
> > > > the next few days.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks!
> > > > Joady
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Job Title:
> > > >
> > > > Chief Product Officer
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Summary
> > > >
> > > > The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a creative, collaborative,
> > > > forward-thinking Chief Product Officer to join our executive team.
> > We’re
> > > > looking for a leader who is driven by our mission, animated by
> results,
> > > > informed by data, and passionate about superb user experiences. This
> > may
> > > be
> > > > you, if you have have a truly global worldview, uncompromising
> > commitment
> > > > to our values, and embrace transparency in your work and
> > communications.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > As Chief Product Officer, you will lead a nearly hundred person
> > > department
> > > > that builds and supports products, features, and services used by
> more
> > > than
> > > > one billion users per month from every part of the globe. As a member
> > of
> > > > the Foundation’s executive team you will be a critical voice
> > representing
> > > > our contributors, readers, and new users. Our vision is for “every
> > human
> > > > being to share in the sum of human knowledge”, and our product
> > experience
> > > > is essential to that vision.
> > > >
> > > > As Chief Product Officer, we’d like you to do these things:
> > > >
> > > > Lead
> > > >
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Work with the Foundation’s executive team to think and act in
> > service
> > > of
> > > >    the future of the Wikimedia vision, projects, contributors, and
> > > readers
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Serve as a compelling advocate for the Wikimedia movement,
> > Foundation,
> > > >    and values to users, contributors, donors, and partners
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Develop and lead product strategy to support the Wikimedia
> projects,
> > > >    communities, and partners
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Produce
> > > >
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Deliver measurable user impact at global scale by working
> > > >    collaboratively and effectively across internal departments and
> > > external
> > > >    partners
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Develop, advance and deliver an effective product vision,
> including
> > > >    expanding product usership, contributor health and retention,
> brand
> > > >    awareness, and revenue growth
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Build products to grow and sustain our content-building
> communities
> > > >    while acquiring, delighting, and engaging readers
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Foster a well-defined theory of change with qualitative and
> > > quantitative
> > > >    metrics to track and communicate impact
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Manage
> > > >
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Build a sustainable system and culture for team members’ continued
> > > >    professional growth and advancement
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Manage, mentor, and recruit exceptional and diverse talent
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Build strong and effective teams, developing departmental
> succession
> > > >    planning across a broad range of disciplines (e.g., product
> > > management,
> > > >    design, engineering, data analysis)
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Manage competing priorities, complex stakeholder relationships,
> and
> > > >    finite resources in order to deliver measurable user impact at
> scale
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Collaborate
> > > >
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Build and strengthen relationships with the Wikimedia community to
> > > >    advance the mission of the Foundation
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Identify and grow product partnerships that support our movement’s
> > > >    aspirations
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Work with our communities to understand their needs and
> motivations
> > > >
> > > > We’d like you to have this experience and these skills:
> > > >
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    10+ years in strategic-level product development roles
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Proven record of leading high-impact global software product
> > > initiatives
> > > >    for millions of users with measurable success, across multilingual
> > > >    audiences, on time and budget
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Experience leading multidisciplinary product development teams,
> > > >    developing diverse talent pipelines, and creating systems for
> > creative
> > > > and
> > > >    sustainable internal workflows
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Proven skills with modern forms of adaptive product planning,
> > customer
> > > >    discovery, product discovery, and product development processes to
> > > > deliver
> > > >    software features that meet users’ needs
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Experience collaborating on the development of product roadmaps
> > which
> > > >    feed into company strategy, including detailed technological
> > > > implementations
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Significant experience navigating complex international
> > organizations,
> > > >    movements, or networks
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    A track record of building consensus among large, dispersed
> > > stakeholder
> > > >    groups in a highly collaborative, transparent environment
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Informed cultural sensitivities, intellectual curiosity, and a
> deep
> > > >    passion for the Wikimedia mission
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Experience with internet culture and policy issues, including:
> > freedom
> > > >    of expression, open culture/free culture, the free and open source
> > > > software
> > > >    movement, online surveillance, privacy and security
> > > >
> > > > And it would be even more awesome if you had the following:
> > > >
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    The ability to work in a fast-moving, highly-diverse grassroots
> > > >    environment, while effectively prioritizing and leading a variety
> of
> > > >    activities
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Significant skilled personal use of creative, collaborative, and
> > > social
> > > >    platforms
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Experience working with nonprofit organizations is a plus
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Fluency or familiarity with languages in addition to English are a
> > > plus.
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Having lived or worked outside your country of origin is a plus
> > > >    -
> > > >
> > > >    Experience as a member of a volunteer community is a plus
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Joady Lohr
> > > > Chief Talent & Culture Officer
> > > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > > > p. 415.839.6885 x6824
> > > > www.wikimediafoundation.org
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Wikimedia Foundation
p. 415.839.6885 x6824
www.wikimediafoundation.org

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