Team Reps

What is a Marketing Team Rep?

Essentially, this role involves co-ordinating or driving projects. A list of some of responsibilities included in this role are below.

  • Review and answer people-based make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org//marketing comments and requests
  • Answer requests to create, review or edit copy for other teams
  • Co-ordinate 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 new contributors, support returning and existing contributors
  • Interface with the other Make WordPress Teams and leadership
  • Write and maintain documentation for Marketing processes
  • Aggregate ideas for new tools and features to help the team
  • Contribute to events and 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 make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing., SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., Google Drive, GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/

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How do we find/appoint team reps?

Invitations to stand and elections will be held in November each year for 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. roles across the project, to start a one year term from January. If you are interested in standing in a future year, do reach out to one of the current representatives.

The Marketing Team has been moving to an election model during 2020 and 2021, and had a hybrid system in place where new reps were appointed, based on suggestions invited from the team as a whole, and a consideration of their contribution efforts within the WordPress.org Marketing Team. Recommendations could be made throughout the year and these were shared in the team. When a vacancy arose, if willing to stand, those contributors were subsequently appointed.

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To do’s for incumbent team reps

Once a year the cumbent team of team reps hands over the keys to the kingdom to the next team. Those keys include (but may not be limited to)

Do this as soon as you’re starting to onboard the new team reps

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Admin rights on the Marketing Team Blog

  • Add the new team reps as administrators to the Marketing Team Blog.
  • Show them around if needed.

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@here rights in the Marketing Team Channel

Join the MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. channel. Ask for @here rights for the new team reps. Ask to remove rights for the incumbent team reps

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Admin rights to the marketing contributor badge groups

Invite the new team reps to request access to the following groups by sharing the links

Marketing Contributor Group

Marketing Team Member Group

Then, admit them to the groups and promote them to administrators

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To do’s for new team reps

Do these when you’re settled in comfortably.

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Admin rights on the Marketing Team Blog

  • Change the role of the incumbent team reps to what matches their new roles within the team

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@here rights in the Marketing Team Channel

Join the Meta channel. Ask to remove @here rights for the incumbentsnew team reps. Ask to remove rights for the incumbent team reps

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Admin rights to the marketing contributor badge groups

Invite the new team reps to request access to the following groups by sharing the links

Marketing Contributor Group

Marketing Team Member Group

Then, admit them to the groups and promote them to administrators

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