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Community Openings - January 2021


New Year, Many Opportunities!  We are excited to welcome 2021 and YOU, our new Joomla! Community volunteers.

There is an overabundance of opportunities in marketing, finance, legal, compliance, and more. In our Joomla community, there’s a place for YOU. Read more, scroll down, continue on, you get the idea, your next opportunity to contribute awaits.

Marketing, Writing and Promotions

Calling all aspiring writers, marketers and promoters to help us tell and show the world about Joomla by engaging others through your contributions. It may not be your occupation and that’s ok. Your passion and drive to share the story of Joomla is what we’re seeking.

Marketing Team Leader
The Marketing and Communications Department is looking for someone to take on board the role of the Marketing Team Leader. Your skills as a marketeer are needed and wanted to help promote the future of Joomla. 

Joomla 4 is on the horizon and we need the team to get good direction and energy to promote it out to the world by building engaging campaigns that will captivate our audiences and companies in need of a great CMS.  Do you feel like you are up to the challenge? Please contact the Marketing and Communications Department.

To learn more about the Marketing Team and the opportunities available go to: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/marketing#getinvolved

Documentation Translators
Do you Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? ¿Hablo español? Parli italiano? Speak another language?  

Our multilingual software needs multilingual documentation. The Documentation Translation Team is looking for help in translating entries on the Joomla! Documentation site.

To jump and help update our documents in your language, check out https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/documentation-translation-team 

Release Announcements Coordinator
The Marketing Team is looking for a team member available to spend a few hours every six weeks working with Production to prepare the upcoming Release Announcement a week before the intended release.

The interested team member would need to coordinate with the production team to determine if the release includes any significant security or bug fixes to be included in the announcement. You’ll then create a post outlining the main release features, create an appropriate image, and send out the newsletter announcement, and liaise with other Marketing Department teams to communicate through other Joomla communication channels. 

To learn more about the Marketing Team and the opportunities available go to: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/marketing#getinvolved

Joomla 4 Marketing Team - Copywriters and more
By now you’ve no doubt heard that Joomla! 4 is coming, the Joomla 4 Marketing team is gearing up to tell everyone, everywhere all about it, you can help.

The Marketing Team is looking for talented copywriters to help with developing marketing and communication materials for the upcoming release of Joomla 4.

The Joomla 4 Marketing Team’s brief is to come up with materials that engage new Joomla users to consider using Joomla 4, as well as encourage experienced Joomla users to upgrade to Joomla 4 when it’s released. 

If you’re a copywriter with the talent to help sell Joomla as a leading content management system to the world, we need your skills. Joomla needs copywriters who are ideally familiar with Joomla, and also familiar with Joomla’s target market, so that their copy is relevant and modern, and understand how people will react to their writing.

If you’re not a copywriter, but reading this makes you think your skillset might also be useful to the Joomla 4 Marketing Team, find out more about the opportunities available here: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/joomla-4-marketing-team#roles

Joomla Community Magazine Authors
Want to share your thoughts, insights, learnings, or discoveries about the power of Joomla? Don’t be shy, contribute your writing to the Joomla Community Magazine. The magazine team is looking for authors to submit pieces occasionally, every other month, or look to becoming a staff author contributing monthly.

Get started on your first article by registering as a user on JCM, then take a read of the Magazine FAQ and get in touch with the Editorial team once you’ve submitted your story for consideration.

Legal and Finance

Do your friends call you a legal eagle? Do dream in numbers? Are you the “follow the rules” person in your group of friends? We. Need. You!

Trademark Auditor 
The Trademark and Licensing Team needs your help in randomly verifying if a trademark or domain name is compliant to the policy and Joomla! Brand Manual, as well as taking note of audits. In cases of misuse, the auditor will suspend the license.

To learn more about the Trademark and Licensing Team, go to: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/trademark-team

Privacy Expert
The Privacy Compliance Team is looking for 2 to 3 individuals with a good working knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy laws that may apply to a not-for-profit organization. While a Certified Information Privacy Professional or CIPP certification is not required, it is a plus. With a 2 to 3 hours per week commitment, you will aid in identifying which privacy laws apply, implementing privacy law compliance procedures and measures, assess third party vendors, and draft an incident response plan.

To learn more about the Privacy Compliance Team and the opportunities available go to: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/compliance-team

Domain Specialist
The Trademark and Licensing Team needs help to protect the Joomla! name and brandmark handling requests for domain names, granting/suspending licenses, helping applicants be compliant with how Joomla is used and referenced, as well as keeping the “approved uses” list up-to-date.

To learn more about the Trademark and Licensing Team, go to: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/trademark-team

Sponsor Finders / Fundraisers
The Capital Team is looking for relationship builders, individuals who enjoy making connections with others to engage with potential and existing sponsors, seek fundraising opportunities, and bring sponsorship opportunities to the signature stage.

For more information on how to get involved, check out: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/capital-team

Coders - Front, Back and In-between

Talented, outstanding, imaginative, what other words can be used to describe the developers that make Joomla great.  This is your chance to contribute to this fantastic community. 

Community Translators
Wanna help Joomla “speak” multiple languages?  If you have a Crowdin account and some time, we could use your help in translating Joomla language strings, voting on translation accuracy and help to achieve 100% approved translations. 

To learn what the team’s been up to and to join in, go to https://crowdin.com/profile/Joomla

PHP/Extension Developers
Joomla has some of the best extensions and the Joomla Extension Directory (JED) is the place to find them. The JED Team is looking for PHP/Extensions developers to create the next iteration of the directory of the extensions. Here’s where YOU come in,we are looking for PHP/Extensions developers to help in the planning, development and testing of both systems. 

For details on how you can get involved: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/extensions-directory-team/reports/1364-jed-team-meeting-october-30th-2020

PHP/Javascript Developer 
The Privacy Compliance Team is looking for an experienced PHP/Javascript developer to commit 2 to 3 hours per week to aid in completing the work on a cookie management system to be implemented across the Joomla web properties. 

To learn more about the Privacy Compliance Team and the opportunities available go to: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/compliance-team

Vue.js Developer 
You can be a part of the Joomla Enhancement Development Team working group that is responsible for developing future functions for Joomla. Your time, passion, and vue.js/Javascript ECMAscript 6 expertise is needed to enhance the Joomla! 4 Media Manager for the upcoming Joomla 4.1 release. 

To learn more about the Joomla Enhancement Development Team and how you can lend your talents, check out: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/joomla-enhancement-development-team#roles

And More…

We all know that Joomla needs coders to code it, writers to write about it, promoters to promote, etc. But there are other needs too! 

Accessibility Tester
Joomla is about community and we want Joomla 4 to be accessible to everyone. To reach that goal,  the Joomla Accessibility Team is looking for individuals who have an understanding of accessibility and WCAG 2.1 guidelines to take 2-3 hours a week to test Joomla.

Accessibility Document Writer 
In addition to helping to help test Joomla’s accessibility we could use a hand with writing tutorials for quick and easy checks, semi-automated testing, manual testing, assistive technology testing, use case testing and usability testing. These tutorials will help volunteers, developers, contributors and others become more aware of accessibility.  

To learn more about the Joomla Accessibility Team and opportunities to help, check out: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/accessibility-team

Onboarding Team Member
Once people are interested in joining Joomla, the important part begins. The role of the onboarding member is to bring the volunteer in contact with possible mentors and the teams the person is interested in and serve them as a guide in the large community of Joomla.

To learn more and join this task group: https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/volunteer-engagement-team#getinvolved

Not quite ready to join a team or working group?  

You can still help, Like, Share, Tweet, Post, Insta, insert-your-favorite-social-media-platform-here to your followers and community letting them know that we are looking for volunteers.

Ready to volunteer but need help getting started?

Contact the Volunteer Engagement Team (VET) and let them know a little bit about yourself and your skills - they will connect with you and help you to get started!

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