Fedora Job Opening: Fedora Community Outreach and Impact Lead

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Love Fedora? Want to work with Fedora full-time to help support and grow the Fedora community? Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team is hiring a Fedora Community Outreach and Impact Lead to do just that.

As the Fedora Community Outreach and Impact Lead (FCL), you’ll work closely with the Fedora Project Leader (FPL) and have a membership on the Fedora Council. The job description (also below), has a list of some of the primary job responsibilities and required skills – but that’s just a sample of the duties required, and the day to day life working full-time with the Fedora community.

Day to day work includes helping Fedora Ambassadors with budget and reimbursements, walking contributors through Fedora Activity Day (FAD) planning, and being part of the Fedora Marketing, Commops, and other teams. You should be ready to write frequently about Fedora’s achievements, schedules, and much more on Fedora Magazine and the Community Blog. And, of course, planning Flock and Fedora’s presence at other events. It’s hard work, but also a great deal of fun.

Are you good at setting long-term priorities and hacking away at problems with the big picture in mind? Do you enjoy working with people all around the world, with a variety of skills and interests, to build not just a successful Linux distribution, but a healthy project? Can you set priorities, follow through, and know when to say “no” in order to focus on the most important tasks for success? Is Fedora’s mission deeply important to you?

If you said “yes” to those questions, you might be a great candidate for the FCL role. If you think you’re a great fit apply online, or reach out to Joe Brockmeier (username: jzb, at RedHat.com).

Job Description

Company Description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job Summary

Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team is looking for the next Fedora Community Action and Impact Lead. In this role, you will join the Fedora Council and guide initiatives to grow the Fedora user and developer communities, as well as make Red Hat and Fedora interactions even more transparent and positive. The Council is responsible for stewardship of the Fedora Project as a whole, and supports the health and growth of the Fedora community.

As a the Fedora Community Action and Impact Lead, you’ll facilitate decision making on how to best focus the Fedora community budget to meet our collective objectives, work with other council members to identify the short, medium, and long-term goals of the Fedora community, and organize and enable the project.

You will also help make decisions about trademark use, project structure, community disputes or complaints, and other issues. You’ll hold a full council membership, not an auxiliary or advisory role.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Design and lead special initiatives to grow user and contributor bases.
  • Implement metrics for community engagement, participation, and satisfaction; create and carry out projects to improve those metrics, report regularly on progress, and adjust approach as needed.
  • Identify opportunities to engage new contributors and community members; align project around supporting those opportunities.
  • Communicate community needs to Red Hat and participate in regular meetings with internal stakeholders; align Red Hat participation in Fedora beyond platform engineering.
  • Represent Red Hat’s stake in the Fedora community’s success.
  • Improve onboarding materials and presentation of Fedora to new hires; develop standardized materials on Fedora that can be used globally at Red Hat.
  • Work with the Fedora council and OSAS to determine the annual Fedora budget.
  • Ensure the budget is published and tracked transparently, with a public page indicating how each year’s budget is earmarked and its current state.
  • Assist in planning and organizing Fedora’s Flagship events each year, including Flock, DevConf.cz, Regional FUDCons, Fedora Activity Days, and Red Hat Summit presence.
  • Communicate with Fedora Magazine or other mass communication channels to talk about community goals and progress and general community boosting ~3-5 times per week.

Required Skills

  • Extensive experience with the Fedora Project or a comparable open source community.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Solid technical background.
  • Ability to manage a project budget.

Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Fedora Contributor Community


  1. I applied last week, but yet have to hear anything back from Red Hat. Anyone have some feedback on this?

  2. Brendan

    I applied, this is literally a dream job for me.

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