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<title>FSFE is hiring a working student specialised on websites</title>
<h1>FSFE is hiring a working student specialised on websites</h1>
We are looking for a working student to support our work to empower people to
control technology. The person will work 10-15 hours per week and will
maintain and improve the FSFE's websites. Applicants have to be enrolled in a
German university and can work remotely.
<h2>About the FSFE</h2>
Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control
technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives and it is
important that technology empowers rather than restricts us. Free Software
gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt, and share software.
These rights help support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech,
press, and privacy.
The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software
contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination. It enhances
users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption, encourages
people to use and develop Free Software, and provides resources to enable
everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.
We are involved in <a href="/activities/">many activities</a> in the legal,
economic, political and technical areas around Free Software. Our work is made
possible by a community of volunteers, supporters, donors, and staff. The web
working student's job will strengthen the public perception of the FSFE and
allow more people to work effectively with the web presences.
alt="Group picture of our 2019 web-a-thon" />
Group picture of our 2019 web-a-thon in Frankfurt
<h2 id="responsibilities">Main responsibilities</h2>
<li>Working closely together with technical staff and volunteers.</li>
<li>Solving issues and working on long-term improvements of the FSFE's <a
href="">main website</a>
and separate activity-related websites like <a
<li>Helping volunteers and staff with problems when working with the website,
and finding solutions to lower the technical threshold, for example when
working with Git or other tools used in the process.</li>
<li>Assisting in major overhauls of existing websites (like design,
restructuring, or website generator) and the development of new web
<h2 id="qualifications">Qualifications</h2>
<li>Fluency in written and spoken English. Other European languages
are considered an asset.</li>
<li>Proven experience with the development and maintenance of websites.</li>
<li>Practical understanding of Git, HTML/XML, CSS/Less, and the use of
GNU/Linux systems.</li>
<li>Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Python, PHP,
Perl, XSL, Bash, Hugo.</li>
<li>Other technical experiences are considered an asset, for example with
liberating phones or routers, or server administration.</li>
<li>Enthusiasm for the principles of Free Software, its community, and
<h2 id="attitude">Attitude</h2>
We are looking for a reliable, well-organised member of our technical teams
who is keen to learn about old and new technologies. You support the whole
organisation in its mission. Long-term thinking, efficiency and effectiveness
are more important to you than the newest cool technology on the block.
When people have technical questions, you can support them and also have
interest in explaining them the underlying technology in an adequate language.
<h2 id="details">Working time and compensation</h2>
The desired working time is 10-15 hours per week but can be discussed. You can
work from anywhere in Germany, but should be willing to travel 1-2 times a
year to staff and web-team meetings. The salary is based on the currently
applicable minimum wage in Germany but can be higher depending on your
experience. A mandatory requirement due to administrative reasons is that you
are enrolled as a student at a university in Germany, and have a working
permit for Germany, for example by EU citizenship.
<h2 id="apply">How to apply</h2>
To apply, please send a maximum one-page cover letter -- including the desired
hours per week -- and a maximum two-page CV (only PDFs are accepted) by email
to <email></email>, with the subject "website student" and your name. Please do
not include pictures of yourself in the application.
Your personal data will be deleted 3 months after we have made our decision.
The closing date for applications is <em>Friday 31 December 2021</em>.
Free Software is meant to serve everyone regardless of their age, ability or
disability, gender identity, sex, race, nationality, religion or sexual
orientation. Hence, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and promise
to judge all applications on merit, without reference to any of the
characteristics listed. To promote diversity and equality in the Free Software
community, we shall give preference to applicants who identify as part of a
traditionally marginalised demographic in technology for applications of equal
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