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JOSH LIM

Community manager and tech storyteller

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ABOUT
ABOUT

ABOUT ME

Date of birth

November 11, 1990

Languages

English, Filipino, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, French, Japanese

Residence

Quezon City, Metro Manila, PH
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Availability

Full-time and/or part-time

Hi, my name is Josh Lim. I love building communities, storytelling (written and spoken) is in my blood, and I'm a techie from the non-tech world.

I am a political scientist by training, but my true passion is in giving voice to brands and people, which led me to working for two tech startups in community-facing roles: Viddsee, a Singapore-based short film website, and Happy Team Check, a Polish human resources startup. Currently I'm a community manager with the Racket Room Collective, a coworking space based out of northern Metro Manila.

My vocation though is in content. I have been a Wikipedia editor since 2005, and in 2010, I founded Wikimedia Philippines, where I currently sit as its President. I am also a two-time Top Writer on Quora, and I was also a columnist for the #YoungPolitics column of Women's Voices Magazine. More than writing, I've also spoken at numerous conferences over the years on community-building in tech.

I have lived in the Philippines, the United States, Mainland China, Poland and Singapore, and I can find a firm footing wherever I go. But online, this will be my (I hope!) permanent home. Welcome!


WHAT CAN I DO

Community-building

I have a versatile skill set for building, growing and sustaining communities of users, fans and practitioners. I keep up with social media trends and can build effective advertising campaigns, but I can also rally people offline around a product to get them truly engaged.

Storytelling

I can effectively conceptualize and convey impactful stories to people, whether it be evangelizing the next big technical development or promoting a community's best work.

Writing

I have a very versatile writing skill set, having written everything from short advertising by-lines to well-researched Wikipedia articles and everything in between. I am also able to translate texts between English, Filipino and Spanish.

RÉSUMÉ
RÉSUMÉ

EXPERIENCE

Community Manager - Racket Room Collective

2017 to present

2017

Developing a comprehensive branding, social media, community engagement and growth strategy for northern Metro Manila’s largest coworking space, catalyzing a growing coworking community and organizing impactful events.

President - Wikimedia Philippines

2015 to present

2015

Managed and oversaw projects worth over $150,000 over six years in current role and concurrently as Member of the Board of Trustees (2010 to present), Vice President (2011–2012) and Secretary (2013–2014).

Upgraded the Filipino Wikimedia community’s ability to generate content. Formed four new sub-communities in the Philippines from zero, with over 700 articles and 10,000 images uploaded across six Wikipedias.

Prepared in three months a successful finalist bid for Wikimania 2016, the annual Wikimedia conference, overseeing five people.

Localized software documentation and interfaces into Tagalog/Filipino for MediaWiki and associated features.

Community Manager and Social Media Specialist - Happy Team Check

2015-2016

2015

Built the company’s entire social media presence and strategy from zero, producing a variety of content deployed across several social media channels which drove traffic and clients to the platform.

Community Manager (intern) - Viddsee

2015

2015

Increased social media user engagement by 25% site-wide across multiple platforms by implementing a multilingual social media engagement plan with provisions for localized media campaigns in major Asian markets.

Built a strong culture of instant daily communication with users through effective management of the site’s social media presence, e-mail marketing and first-level customer support.


EDUCATION

Ateneo de Manila University

2009-2014

2009

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, major in Global Politics and minor in Chinese Studies.  Two-time Dean's Lister and was a member of the varsity team of the Ateneo Debate Society.

University of Warsaw

2011-2012

2011

Recipient of an Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA) scholarship, funded by the European Union, to study international relations.

Sun Yat-sen University

2011

2011

Participated in the two-month ADMU-SYSU Summer Cultural Exchange Program in Chinese Studies.


SKILLS

This is a rough approximation of my skill set.  While I have these skills, and the percentages are as accurate as I could make them, please feel free to ask me about a specific skill either listed or not listed here.

Social
80%
Presentations
100%
Python
15%
Product
70%
Wikis
100%
Community-building
90%
Photoshop
50%
PORTFOLIO

PORTFOLIO

The works included in this online portfolio are a few of my writing samples found online and elsewhere, presentations delivered at various conferences over the years, and in the future, a couple of photos and other graphic design work.

FILTERS
  • All
  • Speaking
  • Translation
  • Writing
The safety video of Philippine Airlines, edited to include Filipino subtitles

PAL SAFETY VIDEO

The safety video of Philippine Airlines, edited to include Filipino subtitles

My work and achievements on the world's biggest encyclopedia

WIKIPEDIA

My work and achievements on the world's biggest encyclopedia

The best answers to any question, as written by me (registration required)

QUORA

The best answers to any question, as written by me (registration required)

Videos of various talks I've delivered at conferences over the years

TALKS

Videos of various talks I've delivered at conferences over the years

CONTACT
CONTACT

CONTACT ME

Phone

+63 (977) 831-7582
+1 (323) 317-1895

E-mail

josh@joshlim.me

Address

White Plains, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manila, Philippines

Skype

akiestar

Please feel free to contact me anytime and I will try my very best to answer you. I am also very active on social media — feel free to reach out there if for any reason you can't reach me normally.


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