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
>
>
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