Congratulations Noopur!! Do come to Pune for some meetups and academies.
-Sudhanwa On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 7:19 PM, Hisham <his...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Dear All, > > I am pleased to announce that Noopur Raval ([User:Noopur28] has been > selected as Consultant to the Wikimedia Foundation, and will support > Communications for India Program. > > This position will perform 4 key functions. Firstly, it will support > communications with our community. This involves a regular set of updates > (such as newsletters) as well as specific communication projects such as > story-telling of local community initiatives (to document experiences, > celebrate successes and cross-pollinate ideas.) This is not for day-to-day > program communications - which is a core part of each of our > responsibilities in the India Program team. Second will be to support media > & PR for local community initiatives. The single biggest challenge here > will to be get more Indic language media coverage to support community > building efforts. This will be done directly with community members and also > in co-ordination with the India Chapter's Communications Media & PR team. > The third aspect is to build and expand existing community social networks > (such as WikimediaIndia on facebook) and to help with the use of social > networks to support community building. Lastly, there is untapped potential > of using digital outreach - to augment existing physical outreach efforts. > We need to (very, very carefully) explore if we can reach out to our large > and growing reader base and inform, encourage and enable them to become > editors using online channels and resources. > > Noopur is a community member and has supported outreach activities > (in Ahmedabad & Delhi), is a member of Delhi SIG of the Chapter, has > participated in community collaborations like Collaboration of the Month and > has been actively trying to start GLAM in India. > > Noopur is from Gandhinagar and is graduating from JNU with a Master's in > Arts & Aesthetics. She has a triple honors Bachelor's in Media Studies, > Literature and Psychology from Christ College, Bangalore. She has interned > with Radio Mirchi, Times of India and the Centre for Internet & Society > (amongst others) - as well as done some teaching assignments. She is an > active blogger (including for the India Art Summit, 2011.) She has published > a novella and co-authored an anthology of poems, plays & short stories and > has co-presented a paper on "Wikiwars" with [User:Srikeit.] She is also an > amateur photographer and has contributed to Commons as well as other > platforms. > > The Communications position has taken a long time to fill. The initial call > for selection was in September. I reported back to the community > in December that I had failed to find the right candidate and hence the > delay. There were a number of deserving candidates and this selection has > taken time because of the need to find the most suitable profile for a > complex role. This role requires the right mix of an academic foundation in > communications, domain expertise as well as adequate familiarity with our > community. It also requires adaptability and strong learning skills - > because so much of what we are trying to do is pioneering. I am confident > that she brings the right level of experience and competencies - and I'm > very excited by the opportunity of making a step jump in the impact of > communications for our community. > > Do join me in welcoming Noopur. She will start on March 12 and will be > based in New Delhi. > > Best > > hisham > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > -- ~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! web: www.sudhanwa.com blog: www.sudhanwa.in Twitter: sudhanwa Check on FB, Linkedin for more. _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l