People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Feb 23, 2009


I haven’t published an “on the move in the social media space” in a while, in fact nearly 2 months. Why? Things really slowed down, and I received far less submissions, the recession is taking it’s toll.

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:

  • Dirk Shaw (He’s on Twitter) full time role as a Social Media Strategist for Vignette a few weeks ago, he’ll be focused on the use of “social networking applications to enhance customer communications, foster company-oriented dialogue and further Vignette’s presence in the online community”. He was recently interviewed by CMS wire
  • David B Thomas has started at the start of this year as the social media manager for SAS, the business analytics software company. He will be devoted full time to social media and primarily inward-focused on developing our strategy but also focused outwardly, helping departments at SAS use social media for outreach. Catch him on linkedin as well as twitter.
  • Chris Allison just got hired as a blogger for NeboWeb interactive marketing agency, and will be working on web projects on behalf of the agency.
  • Natalie Villalobos (Twitter) is now the Signtific Community Manager, before she was at Digg and Yahoo! as Assistant Community Manager. She has a B.A. in History from Sonoma State University which was completed abroad at the University of Hull in England.
  • Laura “Pistachio” Fitton moves closer with SHIFT communications in Boston. To be clear, she’s not working for SHIFT and this will be a symbiotic office sharing relationship. Here’s what SHIFT’s Todd Defren had to say.

  • 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!