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Last updated November 11, 2007

This winter, the Wikimedia Foundation will relocate from Florida to downtown San Francisco.

Help us establish our new headquarters!

We are looking for creative, motivated people who like to work in a highly-collaborative environment. If you want to be part of a growing and successful non-profit organization that’s making a difference everywhere around the world - this is the place for you.

We are hiring in the following areas:

The Wikimedia Foundation is active around the world. Although these positions are intended to be based in our San Francisco headquarters, we are open to the possibility of a few people working remotely. If you are not currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and are not willing to relocate there, please make that clear in your cover letter.

Please only apply for positions labeled as OPEN: if you apply for positions that are not yet open, your application will probably never reach the right person. Full job descriptions and application instructions for all roles will be posted here over the next few weeks.

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. It operates some of the largest collaboratively-edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, one of the world's 10 most-visited websites. The Foundation was created in 2003 by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia.

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation operates the following projects:

Wikipedia, a project to build free encyclopedias in all languages of the world. Wiktionary, a project to create free content dictionaries and thesauri in every language. Wikiquote, a repository of quotations taken from famous people, books, speeches, films or any intellectually interesting materials. Wikibooks, which aims to build a collection of free e-book resources, including textbooks, language courses, manuals, and annotated public domain books. Wikisource, a collection of classic books, laws, and other free works. Wikispecies , a central, extensive species database for taxonomy. Wikinews, with the mission to report the news on a wide variety of subjects. Wikiversity, a project dedicated to learning materials and learning communities. Wikimedia Commons, a central repository for free video, images, music, spoken texts, and other free media that can be easily reused by all Wikimedia projects.

All projects of the Wikimedia Foundation are collaboratively developed by volunteers using the MediaWiki software. All contributions are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License (except in Wikinews, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5). This means their content may be freely used, freely edited, freely copied and freely redistributed subject to the restrictions of that license.

More information sources

To stay informed about openings, you can subscribe to our foundation-l discussion mailing list (high e-mail traffic), or add this page to an RSS reader of your choice, using its page history feed.

Current staff

For a list of Wikimedia Foundation employees, see Current staff.

Employment policies

Read our non discrimination policy.