People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: April 2, 2009


Despite there being many layoffs in the startup space. I’ve started this post series (see archives) to recognize and congratulate folks who get promoted, move, or accept new exciting positions. Please help me congratulate the following folks:

  • Hutch Carpenter joins Spigit, who offers idea management software for the enterprise, as the Director of Marketing and Online Communications.
  • Dustin Johnson joins the Ant’s Eye View, a small consultancy that provides education and deployment for branded, online communities.
  • Sean McDonald, leaves Dell and joins Ant’s Eye View, a growing team.
  • Robert Scoble and Rocky Barbanica my former colleagues have now been reunited and are joining Rackspace. They will be building a community –and videos –for the small business and web companies.
  • Tara Hunt has now joined Intuit and will be leading the Marketing team for the Partner Network at Intuit. I’ve known Tara since she first moved here to the valley, she’s done so much so quickly, congrats!
  • Powen Shiah, since January as the U.S. Country Manager at the startup Jimdo, an online website creator based in Hamburg, Germany.

  • How to connect with others (or get a job):
    Several people have been hired because of this blog post series, here’s how:

    Submit an announcement
    If you know folks that are moving up in the social media industry, leave a comment below, or if you’re feeling shy (it’s cool to self-nominate) send me an email. Please include a link to your announcement, and ensure you’re really living and breathing in the social media world –this is not a small aspect of your role.

    Seeking Social Media Professionals?
    If you’re seeking to connect with community advocates and community managers there are few resources

    List of Enterprise Social Media Professionals
    This list, which started with just 8 names continues to grow as folks submit to it. List of Social Computing Strategists and Community Managers for Enterprise Corporations 2008 –Social Media Professionals.

  • See Web Strategy Jobs powered by Job o Matic (Post a job there and be seen by these blog readers, fees pay for my hosting)
  • Learn from those that were recently hired, read these survey results
  • Read Write Web also has job announcements in Jobwire, although at a broader scope than my announcements
  • Connect with others in the community manager group in Facebook
  • Check out Jake McKee’s community portal for jobs
  • See Chris Heuer’s Social Media Jobs
  • SimplyHired aggregates job listings, as does Indeed
  • ForumOne Jobs for Social Media and Community
  • Teresa has a few jobs, some around community
  • New Media hire has an extensive job database
  • Social Media Headhunter
  • Social media jobs
  • Jobs in social media
  • Altimeter Group’s list of social media consultants and agencies
  • Hiring? Leave a comment
    If you’re seeking candidates in the social media industry, many of them are within arms reach, feel free to leave a link to a job description (but not the whole job description, or I’ll delete it)

    I’m seeking folks that are related to full time hands on social media strategy and community managers, to be on this list, so let me know if you see these folks, and please submit them –try to include links to announcements on blogs or on the wire. Also, I probably will not include executive management changes on this list at social media companies, as the list would go on and on, but you can feel free to express yourself in the comments!

    6 Replies to “People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: April 2, 2009”

    1. Thanks for the shout out, Jeremiah! We’re very, very happy to have Sean and Dustin both on board. We’re creating a very strong team of practitioners in order to help our clients in the best ways possible – from a perspective of “been there, done that, learned how to replicate it” 🙂

      @Mike Walsh: Thanks!

    2. Thanks J. This is incredibly valuable. Much appreciated. Good seeing you yesterday at Tara’s prez. It was a breath of fresh air. JW

    3. Hey Jeremiah,
      My name is Brian and I’m currently in the process of starting up a small social media company, focused on educating people (who currently aren’t active online) about what they can do with social media to benefit themselves and their business. I’m going to be teaching webinar classes over the course of one month, homework and all, to get support so they’re able to get the most out of their online experience.

      The first course I plan on teaching will be on using the internet to help non-profit organizations. I also plan on having at least four more by the end of the year.

      I would love people to take a look at my website and help me target my market better.

      Thank you,


    4. I want to add a submission to “on the move”

      Amy Martin (@DigitalRoyalty, formerly @PhoenixSunsGirl), Director of Digital Media for the Phoenix Suns basketball team, just left the team to start her own business…Digital Royalty ( The company helps brands create a digital universe. Amy was instrumental in getting @the_real_shaq and @the_real_nash on Twitter, organizing the first tweet-up in the sports biz, starting an online community for Suns fans and leading the way for sports franchises in the digital world. Good job Amy and best of luck to you on your next endeavor!

    5. Hi Jeremiah,

      I receive social media job inquiries from companies of all sizes, and I’m happy to tweet links to social media jobs on my Twitter feed:

      Hiring companies should simply send me a link to their job posting on their corporate website and I’ll tweet it. My email address is Harry [dot] Joiner [at]

      I would prefer it if the job posting had some “news value” to it. For example, I’m not interested in tweeting about another recruiter’s link — but if a Fortune 500 or Inc 5000 company is seeking a full time in-house social media resource, that’s news worthy at this stage in the game.

      Up to this point my recruiting business has focused on multichannel ecommerce and online retail. But as guys like Sean McDonald can attest, online retailers are starting to embrace (and staff around) social media.

      Love your blog,
      Harry Joiner
      As seen in “Internet Retailer” magazine

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