Hi all,
We are pleased to announce the first batch of our team for Communications, PR & Media Relations of the Wikimedia India Chapter.

 *      Tinu Cherian, Head, Communications
 *      Arun Ramaratnam, Official Spokesperson
 *      Anirudh Bhati
 *      Srikeit Tadepalli
 *      Noopur Raval
 *      Srikanth Lakshmanan
 *      Naveen Francis
 *      Pranav Curumsey
 *      Ram Shankar Yadav
 *      Mitra Sharma
 *      Anivar Aravind

We are still discussing with lots of potential people who are interested and have the necessary skills. We will be adding them as we progress.

*Scope of Work*

Duties and Responsibilities of the team include, but are not limited to the following:

*    General :*

 *          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 onboarding of specialised
   agencies as required.
 *          Build a close partnership with the Community and Wikimedia
   Foundation India Programs to support communications and media outreach.
 *          Participating in Global Wikimedia Communications committee
   and subscribed to its mailing list: wmfc...@mail.wikimedia.org

*  Communications :*

 *          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.
 *          Providing ad hoc support to the Chapter & Community on all
   aspects of communications as may be deemed necessary.

*    Public/ Media Relations :*

 *          Coordinating communications with the press, including press
   releases, interviews, and inquiries.
 *          Handling press enquiries and answering them.
 *          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.
 *          Public Relations (PR) to build and manage relationships
   with media and drive messaging that promotes participation.
 *          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
 *          Supporting the media coverage of Chapter , Wikimedia
   Foundation and Community led events and initiatives in India like
   Wikiconference, wikimeeetups, wikiacademies, workshops etc

*   Digital Properties/Social Media :*

 *          Digital outreach comprises how to drive awareness and
   education and movitation 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
 *          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.
 *          Help and co-ordinate the Community Newsletter, WikiPatrika

* Team Structure*

 *      The team is led by Head of Communications, PR & Media
   Relations, Wikimedia Chapter. The position is a voluntary and not a
   staff/paid position.
 *      There is an official Spokesperson of the Wikimedia India
   Chapter. The position is a voluntary and not a staff/paid position.
 *      The above positions will be handled either by a single person
   or two individuals.
 *      The Team will be internally divided into Communications , Press
   & Social Media sub-teams.

You can find more information at http://members.wikimedia.in/Communications

Tinu Cherian
Wikimedia India Chapter.

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