The Royal Society recruiting a Wikimedian in Residence

An editathon at the Royal Society
An editathon at the Royal Society

Wikimedia UK is delighted to announce that The Royal Society is recruiting a Wikimedian in Residence.

This prestigious residency at the UK’s national academy of science will last for six months and is supported by the Society with funding from Wikimedia UK.

The Wikimedian in Residence will work with the Society to improve access to information about scientists from under-represented groups. They will also help to open up the Society’s historical collections and support the improvement of scientific articles on Wikipedia. The residency will also involve organising and running presentations, workshops, training sessions and edit-a-thons with staff, Fellows, scientists and members of the public on using Wikimedia platforms.

The resident will work for one day per week for a six-month period based in London and the applications process has begun. You can see details of the role here, download the person and job specification here and apply online here (log in required).