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Creative Director[edit]

The job vacancy for a Creative Director states "Reports to: Senior Global Brand Manager Location: open to San Francisco (HQ) or Remote". Given it has become quite hard to understand the communication processes in the Wikimedia Foundation, please forgive me if the question is answered elsewhere, but is it common to have a "Director" report to a mere "Manager" nowadays? Does this mean that the person in question will be two steps under a C-level? Does "Managing and leading a team of designers, partners and design agencies" mean that there will be a team for this matter, or is this a way to say that the person would presumably be tasked with executing the outcome of Talk:Communications/Wikimedia brands/2030 research and planning/community review together with whatever external consultants enlisted for it? Nemo 14:42, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Nemo, the job description describes the tasks for the role. Creative and Art Director are two titles that come to mind that stand out a bit from the regular organizational structure naming conventions. I don't know why that came to be, but it's how people understand the role. Heather Walls (WMF) (talk) 14:59, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the clarification. It can indeed be difficult to match sector-specific expectations and org-wide consistency. Now, what I understood is that this role doesn't necessarily include having some employees reporting to it (the "team" may just be external suppliers), while the brand review is presumably the responsibility of (the team of) said Global Brand Manager or higher. Nemo 13:30, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Communications/Communicating about the Wikimedia Foundation feels lonely[edit]

Finding it is always a challenge, and still it's an important piece of information :) --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:49, 22 August 2019 (UTC)