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Community Openings: November 2020

Community Openings: November 2020

Joomla! is all about community. This community is strong because of individuals who give of their time and talent, people like YOU! While coders are needed, other skills are too. There are many opportunities in marketing, finance, legal, compliance, testing, and more.

Each month we will highlight a few of the areas that could use a helping hand. If you don’t see anything below that works for you, check out the Help Wanted page or contact the Volunteer Engagement Team for assistance in getting matched with the right opportunity.

Marketing, Writing and Promotions

Joomla needs your help in telling and showing the world how great it is. There are opportunities for you to leverage your writing, marketing, and promotional skills.

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

If you excel at navigating your way through legalese, love numbers, or are adamant about being in compliance, we need you.

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

In order to continue to be the outstanding software that Joomla is, we need help from outstanding developers. There are many areas where your talents can shine.

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 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

Testers - We Need You

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.

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

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.

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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