All the best for this initiative, Tinu!

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 8:24 AM, CherianTinu Abraham
<tinucher...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Yes, That is one of the scopes mentioned
> * Participating in Global Wikimedia Communications committee and
> subscribed to its mailing list: wmfc...@mail.wikimedia.org
>
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
>
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:24 AM, Steven Walling 
> <swall...@wikimedia.org>wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 1:58 AM, Tinu Cherian 
>> <tinucher...@wikimedia.in>wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>          The Wikimedia India chapter is forming a volunteer team/task
>>> force to manage *Communications, Public & Media Relations* ( In short,
>>> Communications) and various aspects of communications (internal & external
>>> ) related to India chapter and the Wikimedia movement in India. This
>>> includes development & execution of a communications plan for India,
>>> digital outreach (including social media) to increase participation (both
>>> reading and editing) & awareness, all aspects of PR as well as preparation
>>> of collateral to support various outreach efforts in the country. This
>>> doesn't include statutory communications to Auditing agencies/persons,
>>> Governmental or legal bodies and the Wikimedia Foundation, the
>>> responsibilities which resides primarily with the President, Secretary and
>>> Treasurer of the Wikimedia Chapter.
>>>
>>> The primary aim of the Communications, PR & Media Relations Team is to
>>> facilitate communication between the Wikimedia Chapter, community at large
>>> and the public including the media.
>>>
>>> *Scope of Work*
>>>
>>> Duties and Responsibilities of the team include, but are not limited to
>>> the following:
>>>
>>>    - Supporting and overseeing communication with Wikimedia community
>>>    which includes Chapter members, general public and media.
>>>    - Helping the Chapter Secretary in the monthly report that is send
>>>    to the members and the community.
>>>    - Handling press enquiries and answering them.
>>>    - Coordinating communications with the press, including press
>>>    releases, interviews, and inquiries.
>>>    - Build a close partnership and working relation with a network of
>>>    journalists and news editors all over India and abroad.
>>>    - Maintaining a list of people willing to be contacted & interviewed
>>>    by the media.
>>>    - Identify potential "media worthy" stories and getting them
>>>    published into the mass media.
>>>    - Contacting editors and publishers of Wikipedia press coverage to
>>>    request that corrections be published as needed.
>>>    - Development of a comprehensive multi-language Communications Plan
>>>    for Wikimedia Movement in India to support the Chapter's strategic
>>>    objectives. This plan must include social media, digital outreach, Public
>>>    Relations (PR) and supporting community and chapter outreach.
>>>    - Implementation of the Communications Plan - including measuring of
>>>    results focused on growth in participation and readership within India 
>>> and
>>>    continuous improvement as required.
>>>    - Identification, selection and on boarding of specialised agencies
>>>    as required.
>>>    - Public Relations (PR) to build and manage relationships with media
>>>    and drive messaging that promotes participation.
>>>    - Build a close partnership with the Community and Wikimedia
>>>    Foundation India Programs to support communications and media outreach.
>>>    - Providing ad hoc support to the Community on all aspects of
>>>    communications as may be deemed necessary.
>>>    - Researching press lists, monitoring and analyzing media coverage,
>>>    both negative and positive.
>>>    - will be responsible for executing and carrying out PR campaigns on
>>>    behalf of the chapter.
>>>    - Improve Wikimedia media coverage especially on Indian local
>>>    languages.
>>>    - Digital outreach comprises how to drive awareness and education
>>>    and motivation to participate in various projects from within the 
>>> existing
>>>    readership base.
>>>    - Social media includes managing and driving social media vehicles
>>>    to drive participation (i.e., building awareness and driving traffic to
>>>    Indic language editions, raising awareness of how content is created on
>>>    various projects and motivating and enabling participation.)
>>>    - Maintain the official IRC channel on freenode: #wikimedia-in and
>>>    regularly conduct planned IRC sessions.
>>>    - Maintain the social media properties including the ones on
>>>    facebook & twitter and Youtube channels, and all Public facing Digital
>>>    resources like the wiki, blog and website.
>>>    - Keeping the Wikimedia India Press kit and In the News sections on
>>>    the public wiki up to date.
>>>    - Interacting with the Chapter OTRS team.
>>>    - Working on contingency and PR response plans in the event of PR
>>>    crisis related to the chapter or the Wikimedia movement in India.
>>>    - Participating in Global Wikimedia Communications committee and
>>>    subscribed to its mailing list: wmfc...@mail.wikimedia.org
>>>    - Help and co-ordinate the Community Newsletter, WikiPatrika
>>>    - Supporting media coverage of Chapter , Wikimedia Foundation and
>>>    Community led events and initiatives in India like Wikiconference,
>>>    wikimeeetups, wikiacademies, workshops etc
>>>
>>> More Information : http://members.wikimedia.in/Communications
>>>
>>> *How to Volunteer?*
>>>
>>> If you are interested to volunteer to this team, please drop a private
>>> mail to *tinucherian(at)wikimedia(dot)in* expressing your interest,
>>> expertise and previous experience in field of Communications, PR & Media
>>> Relations and Social Media.
>>>  Looking forward to hear from you.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> Tinu Cherian
>>> Head of Communications, PR & Media Relations, Wikimedia Chapter.
>>> pr...@wikimedia.in
>>>
>>
>> This is a great initiative. :)
>>
>> Can we get members of the team signed up for ComCom too?
>>
>> --
>> Steven Walling
>> Community Organizer at Wikimedia Foundation
>> wikimediafoundation.org
>>
>>
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