The Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) Program invites applications from experienced Wikimedia community members for a short-term assignment as a 'Community Communications Consultant'. The duration of this assignment is for 3 months. The consultant will work with the CIS-A2K team and report to the Program Director CIS-A2K.


An ideal candidate should:

a) have been a Wikimedian for more than a year.

b) have good understanding of and contribution on Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons projects.

c) have links with at least 5 Indian language Wikimedia community members

d) have good writing skills in English and at least in 2 Indian languages

e) be able to speak/read multiple (at least 3) Indian languages

f) be open to receiving community review of his/her work

Preference will be given to those who:

a) can use python

b) can use various tools for community metrics

c) can actively use social media

Job Description

The consultant will:

  1. Do about 60 profile stories on key Wikimedians (especially those who have not received visibility beyond their language community) from all the Indian language Wikimedia communities.

  2. Revive Indian community Wikimedia Newsletter.

  3. Undertake research and produce analytical reports based on community wide metrics.

  4. Any other tasks that may be assigned by the Programme Director, Access to Knowledge.

Fee and Payment

The consultant will be paid a consolidated sum of about Rs. 40,000/- per month for three months. The consultancy fee will be paid after an assessment of the work done by the Consultant. The consultancy fee could be slightly negotiated based on the experience and expertise of a suitable candidate.

Other Information

The position is based in Bangalore and the consultant will need to work from CIS' Bangalore office.

Applicants are requested to send their detailed CV with a covering letter (not exceeding 350 words indicating their motivation to take up this assignment) to . The last date to receive the applications is November 1, 2013. Applicants are requested to use the subject “CCC at A2K” while submitting the application

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed either remotely or in-person. Only short-listed candidates will be informed by e-mail about the interview by November 5, 2013.