[SFD-announce] Publicity Officer required for Software Freedom International
robert at softwarefreedomday.org
Mon Dec 8 00:09:14 GMT 2008
Software Freedom International (SFI), the organisation behind Software
Freedom Day, is gearing up for SFD 2009 and is currently seeking the
services of a Publicity Officer. The position offers the opportunity to
serve a community of over 500 team leaders and thousands more software
freedom enthusiasts, as well as gain exposure and experience in developing
the public profile of Software Freedom Day. Like all positions at SFI, this
is a voluntary position with no remuneration apart from reimbursement of
SFI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company registered in New Hampshire, USA. We
have been organising SFD since 2004 and have supported events in over 90
countries since then.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR....
The chosen candidate may be appointed to the board of SFI, but in any case
will be required to join in SFI's regular board meetings (which take place
every 1-2 weeks via IRC or telephone). The specific responsibilities of the
* Manage all written publicity materials
* Coordinate the SFD competition
* Arrange an editorial team to develop the SFD website
* Plan and manage the translation of materials into other languages
* Draw up and execute a plan for promoting SFD through the web, media and
The ideal candidate will have an excellent command of English and a
demonstrated ability to write creative and targeted copy for press releases.
They will work alongside the SFI team, and particularly with the technical
director, media & design officer and the sponsorship officer. Particular
sensitivity to the requirements of SFD teams - who operate across many time
zones, in varying socio-economic and cultural environments, and in dozens of
languages - will be essential.
The successful candidate will be invited to work with SFI until December
2009 and possibly beyond that.
HOW TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU'RE INTERESTED...
Please send a CV or summary of relevant experience to
robert at softwarefreedomday.org, with the words "Application: SFI publicity
officer" in the email subject line. References to previous written work or
previous experience of managing publicity would be beneficial, as would
evidence of managing a team. The deadline for submissions is 20 December
2008. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to
info at softwarefreedomday.org.
President, Software Freedom International
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