Mozilla Open Mic/Get Involved
- 1 Ways to Get Involved in Open Comms
- 2 One time contributions
- 3 A Few contributions a week
- 4 Tribal Commitment Contributions
- 5 Don't see something, you can propose more
Ways to Get Involved in Open Comms
We have lots of ways to contribute, from Support to Social to PR, the ways you can help shape our communications program and tell the world about Mozilla are endless.
One time contributions
Social Support Tweeting and Facebook posting
Who: If you want to represent Mozilla Support in social media, this is the place for you. You can tweet or post on Facebook as a Mozillian to help give support to Mozilla software users.
Requirements: Twitter account or a Sprinklr account, an email account and 10 mins of your time. To sign up for a Sprinklr account, contact Madalina (scroll down to "Contact" for contact information).
How to Get Involved: Send an email to the social support mailing list (see contact link below) and check out SUMO Social Support Wiki Page.
Training: Intro slide deck
Contact :Social Support Contact Page or the Admin short list: email@example.com , Lhull@mozilla.com
Writing A Campaign Tweet or Blog Post
Requirements: Twitter, Facebook, or a social tool such as a website that you can publish on.
Contact: [open comms mailing list below]
Answer a Support Forum Question
Who: Supporters or those looking to get technical with a bundle of empathy for Mozilla open source software users.
Requirements: A support forum account signed up as a contributor, a little reading and introduction
How to get involved: Get Involved SUMO Questions
Training: Visit the link above as well as this list of training tasks: with the first task
Contact: Forum moderators or admins short list: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
A Few contributions a week
Localization of SUMO Support Articles
Who: If you know English and can translate it into another language (for example, your native one), help us translate support articles. If you are a technical writer or enjoy writing about open source software, this may also be of interest to you.
- Good knowledge of your native language
- English language proficiency
- Good writing skills
- Ability to communicate concepts in a simplified way
- Attention to detail
- 15-60 minutes a week
- If you can help us localize at least two articles a week (which can take between 5 and 30 minutes per article), you will make a huge difference for all users who speak your native language.
How to get involved: Sign up for a SUMO account and get started here
- [Introduction to localizing support.mozilla.org]
- [How to translate articles on support.mozilla.org]
- [The SUMO localization Guide]
Become part of the Comm Reps program
Who: If you like to write, talk about Mozilla on social media, you are already a step ahead. If Mozilla megaphone sound like you, we could use your help.
- Upcoming (not yet released/announced) projects, product features, etc.
- Public policy / political statements (beyond what’s on the wiki)
- Data/statistics on product usage, market share, etc.
How to get involved: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Forum Specialist
Who: Like to troubleshoot Firefox, Firefox for Android, Firefox for iOS, Webmaker or Thunderbird, look here.
Requirements: SUMO support account from https://support.mozilla.org
How to get involved: Sign up and start answering questions
Contact: Admin short list: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing, editing or testing support articles
- Writers/Editors - If you are a technical writer or enjoy writing about open source software, this may be for you.
- Firefox users - If you enjoy reading and testing support articles and making suggestions to our writers, give this a shot.
- Writers/editors: English language proficiency, writing skills and basic image editing skills.
- Article testers: Attention to detail.
How to get involved: Start here
Contact: admin short list: email@example.com
Time commitment: at least 30 minutes a week.
Tribal Commitment Contributions
Reviewer / Locale Leader for support.mozilla.org
Who: If you think you have enough experience translating support articles for SUMO, this may be of interest to you.
- Previous SUMO localization experience
- Attention to detail
- Good feedback providing skills
- Interest in organising an online community
- Interest in organising offline/online localization sprints
- 60-120 minutes a week
How to get involved:
- Read [How to become a Locale Leader] and [Guidelines for reviewing articles]
- Additional information can be found in [The SUMO localization Guide]
Please note: The support forum and knowledge base platform may be undergoing technical changes in the new few months. Contact any SUMO admin for more information of the progress of this project.
Support Forum Moderator
Who: This is a role for active SUMO community members who are on the forums everyday and have an interest in leadership. A moderator is in charge of finding spam, being a leader in the forum community, leading topics and taking initiative in general functionality in the forums.
Requirements: A recommendation from a SUMO admin, as well as 2 or 3 months experience with tribal community contributions.
How to get involved: Sign up for a SUMO account and become involved in the Contributor Forums here as well as the rules here Make sure you contact an admin and make them aware that you are interested in becoming a moderator, they can take you through the commitment steps and be a point of reference for mentor-ship.
Training: Be very familiar with these guidelines: [SUMO Moderation Guidelines
Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
High profile Media Relations
Who: aimed for an experienced spokesperson or someone who has contacted email@example.com more than once. Think this is you? If not get started and read more about it CommsSquared
- Mozillian Profile get one here
- Contacting the Comms Reps leaders to let them know what you are working on
How to join: How do I join
Contact: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Support Reviewer and Leadership roles
Who: For those of you who love to support in social channels like Facebook and Twitter, you can do it for Mozilla. If you like to be social and can work with the social platforms, this role is for you. It will teach you leadership, how to sort support priorities based on community goals, and will introduce you to a great community of people. List of roles here
Requirements: Twitter or Facebook experience, an account in one or the other.
How to get involved: First contact Madalina, the Community Manager about getting a Sprinklr account to get started
Contact: See more Contact information here
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