About the Wikimedia Foundation 🔍
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge freely. We host Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive.
We are in this mission together
We do great work and improve
We welcome everyone who shares our Vision and Values
We listen and share with curiosity
Read more about our values.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment 🏾🏼
Our diversity and inclusion path…
We trust our personal and organizational accountability
We envision a world in which every single person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe knowledge belongs to everyone, and in order to empower people from diverse backgrounds to participate in the collaborative creation of knowledge, we need to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we support and an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the potential of our diversity.
We believe in co-creating safe, respectful and collaborative work spaces. We aspire to generate a sense of belonging by understanding each and everyone’s differences, contexts and experiences. Through our actions, we ensure that the staff at the Foundation has a healthy work environment where they can flourish.
We acknowledge diversity as a core value that is essential to fulfilling our mission.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate any form of discrimination. This enables us to attract, develop, and retain amazing talent.
We are committed to cherishing our differences, and putting people first. We seek to foster a creative environment that unleashes innovative solutions toward building a more inclusive and equitable hiring and retention process. This commitment starts at the top of our organization and moves through every level of hiring from managers to individual contributors. We strive to ensure excellence in our work by building this path together.
We have released two Diversity and Inclusion Reports (2018, 2019) to hold ourselves accountable for our actions towards creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. This practice helps us to make visible not only our progress, but also the areas where we know we should and will improve.
Safety and Support at Wikimedia Foundation 🔐
Our Trust and Safety team identifies, builds and – as appropriate – supports processes which keep our communities safe. Additionally, Trust and Safety designs, develops, and follows a strategy that integrates legal, product, engineering, research, and learning and evaluation to proactively mitigate risks and promote safety of our online and offline communities. Trust and Safety comprises part of the Community Resilience and Sustainability team of the Legal Department. We aim to provide compassionate, credible, and comprehensive Trust and Safety services to the Foundation and the communities and affiliates it supports.
A Positive Work Culture 👏🏾🙌🏿
At the Wikimedia Foundation, our values underpin a globally thriving and purpose-driven organization. As a community of passionate individuals with a shared mission and vision, we are committed to upholding a set of values that guide our actions, decisions, and interactions both internally and externally. These values reflect who we are and define the positive impact we aspire to make in the world.
Our Interview Process 🖥️
Our interview process generally consists of a recruiting screen, and a hiring manager interview, followed by one or more panel interviews depending on the nature of the position. We aim to create a fair and inclusive interview process for all candidates.
United States Benefits and Perks ✨
Health Care Benefits
Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees and their eligible families.
New Parent Leave
We provide a total of 16 weeks of paid new parent leave, plus an additional 8 weeks of paid pregnancy leave.
Wellness Reimbursement Program
We provide $450 per quarter up to $1,800.00 a year for reimbursement for staff wellness expenses, such as gym fees, educational expenses, and more!
Professional Development Program
We offer reimbursement of conferences, college/university classes, online programs, and books related to work that supports the Wikimedia Foundation.
401(k) Retirement Plan
401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions up to 4% of annual salary.
Generous paid time off policy which includes: vacation days, holidays, sick leave, and volunteer days.
Pre-tax Savings Plans
For health care, child care, elder care, public transport, and parking expenses. Includes an employer funded HSA option.
Disability & Life Insurance
Long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.
Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time $600 stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work from home experience.
*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our EOR (Employer of Record) to ensure alignment with local labor laws.