People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Sept 7, 2008


This is a busy week, I’ve received more submissions than ever before, if this pace continues, I’ll have to figure out a new way to let folks self-submit. Be sure to include a link to your announcement, if it doesn’t exist on the web, it’s hard to verify, and it’s really what we’ve come to expect in this space. Lastly, while social media is certainly easy for folks to offer, I’m seeking examples of folks who really are offering this as their core expertise –not a side offering. As a result, I’ll be filtering to those that are truly living and breathing in this world.

I’m starting 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:

  • Highway 12 Ventures Gets Serious about Social Media and hires Tac Anderson, formerly of HP (who’s commented that he’s still with HP), keep an eye on Tac, he’s a fast mover, he’s on Twitter too.
  • Starting August 25th, James McNally became the Tucows/OpenSRS Community Specialist, a brand-new position for this internet services company based in Toronto.
  • Congrats to Kathy Jacobs who is now the Community Manager for AllVoices, a group focused on citizen media at its best
  •, the leading social platform for virtual investing, today announced that Joe Ranft has been named Vice President of Product.
  • Jesse Stay is making a move, but had yet to reveal the details of the specifics. I’ve met Jesse, and had a great time talking about Facebook at the FB Developers conference. One could only expect his move to be Facebook or widget/application related.

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Social Media HeadHunter
  • 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. 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: Sept 7, 2008”

    1. I first of want to say congratulation to everyone and their new roles. I also feel compelled to self promote myself. I am look for a role as a community manager. My background is in technical support, knowledge management and collaboration. Please feel free to reach out to me if you are aware of anyone hiring. My contact info can be found in my resume here:

    2. Jeremiah,
      Love the blog and tweets!
      I am a full time social media diva! =)
      I started Sales Konnect to teach people how to leverage social networking/media for business development or career searching. I teach Linkedin, Facebook, Plaxo, Ning, Twitter, Blogging, etc. It’s been a wild ride and love helping others!

    Comments are closed.