Wikipedian in Residence at Consumer Reports
March 18, 2012 9:41 PM

Consumer Reports seeks a Wikipedian in Residence, for a three month period beginning in April 2012 (with a possible three-month extension), for a project centered around medical practices. He or she will educate staff about the policies and culture of Wikipedia, and will plan and execute events (both online and on site) that bring together medical professionals, journalists, and Wikipedia volunteers to present unbiased, science-based, and accessible information on Wikipedia.

The Wikipedian in Residence will work with Consumer Reports staff and partner organizations to enhance the public awareness regarding appropriate use of medical tests and procedures, through the open engagement of physicians, patients, and other health care stakeholders. The main activities will involve bringing together medical experts familiar with relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature with Wikipedia experts knowledgeable about crafting high-quality Wikipedia content. He or she will also consult with other divisions of the Consumer Reports organization to explore opportunities for future collaborations with Wikipedia.

The position, based in Yonkers, NY, carries a $4,000/month stipend.
Relocation funds available. More details here:

Consumer Reports, published by Consumers Union, is an expert, independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

payscale: $4,000/month
job type: contract
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