All the best for the communication team !!!
We will be rolling out Administration and Fundraising teams very soon.
On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM, Bishakha Datta
> The scope of work looks extremely comprehensive and impressive -
> congratulations on the formation of this team. And if past experience is
> anything to go by, may it continue to go from strength to strength.
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Tinu Cherian (Wikimedia India) <
> tinucher...@wikimedia.in> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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.
>> - 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
>> Tinu Cherian
>> Wikimedia India Chapter.
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