Team and Leadership

The marketing team is led by the Lead Marketing & Communications for WordPress, Joost de Valk (@joostdevalk on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, aided by a team of reps. The weekly meetings are coordinated by Siobhan Cunningham (@siobhanseija).

What is a Marketing Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.? What is a Marketing Team Rep?

Essentially, this role involves coordinating or driving projects. Here’s a list of some of responsibilities included in this role as many reps make one team.

  • Review and answer people-based The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. comments and requests.
  • Answer requests for new copy from other teams.
  • Weekly meetings (organize, assign someone to take notes, post weekly updates on the updates blog).
  • Moderate disputes, should they occur, between authors and editors.
  • Help onboard any and all new contributors.
  • Interface with the other Make WordPress Teams.
    Write and maintain documentation for our processes.
  • Aggregate ideas for new tools and features to help the team.
  • Organize events and remote Contributor Days.
  • Encourage team participation and growth in the WordPress Community.
  • Administer access rights to tools including TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example:, Slack, and GDrive.

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How do we find/appoint team reps? How do we find/appoint team reps?

New reps are appointed by the Lead Marketing & Communications after consultation with the existing reps.

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Current Marketing Team Reps Current Marketing Team Reps

The following people are the current reps of the marketing team:

NameSlack ID
Yvette Sonneveld@yvettesonneveld
Harry Jackson@harryjackson1221
Jen Miller@jenblogs4u
Maedah Batool@maedahbatool
Mike Reid@miker
Siobhan Cunningham@siobhanseija

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