People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: March 6, 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:

  • Cece Salomon-Lee who has been blogging about her experience getting laid off and getting a new job is proud to announce that she’s the new Director of Marketing for InXpo, a virtual events company that helps organizations connect with their communities. I will be responsible for marketing which will include social media and public relations.
  • Robert Scoble of Fast Company has decided to ship off and sail at a new venture, which he hasn’t announced yet. I had dinner with him last night, and it’s interesting what he’ll be doing next –more news soon.
  • Holly Canter is quitting her full time job as a financial advisor and taking on clients as a full time blogger and writer-for-hire. She currently writes for nashvogue, biatchionline, slidemagnet. She’s married to Mitch, my designer.
  • Amber Lambke (@amber_rae) is heading out to SF from the windy city and Zocalo Group to lead marketing for Leverage Software. She makes the announcement on her blog, congrats.
  • Sri Vikas, joined as the Brand Manager at BODYFUELZ – produce and market sports and performance nutrition products based on amino nutrition.
  • Rick Mahn, will be joining Land O’Lakes in Minneapolis this month as their Social Media Strategist. He’ll be working to bring social media ideals inside the company in addition to building their online strategy in social media.

  • 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!

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

    1. I’ve suggested at several points that I’m ready to consider butter sponsors (for my life) and am ready to talk to Rick Mahn when he starts at Land o’ Lakes.

      Congrats to all on your new jobs!

    2. Thanks Jeremiah, for the mention! I arrived in SF this week after driving across the country & I’m working hard at the Leverage office as we speak. 🙂

      Congrats to all who also made moves. I hope you enjoy your new positions!

      Also, another young pro (and my future roommate) making moves is Doug Williams (@dougw). He’s leaving IBM and Chapel Hill to work for Twitter in SF. Congrats Doug! You can check out his blog here:

    3. I was recently signed on to help a Symantec Incubator project with it’s social media and am now serving as the Social Marketing Manager (community manager) for the GoEverywhere project. It’s a webtop that aggregates 50+ SaaS services and helps web pro’s be more productive by aggregating your storage to keep all of your online documents within easy reach and quick connection to your services. It’s pretty neat, and we’re currently a free beta looking for testers.

    4. Thanks Jeremiah for the mention. I’m looking forward to working with the folks at InXpo. One of the benefits is working in a virtual office (pajamas all day =)

      We’re also bringing on Daniel Lotzof as VP of Business Development. Lots of positive things happening.

      Congrats to everyone!

    5. Jeremiah, as always – your good research & info makes my day!!! Seriously, every time I find a minute to go to your blog – there is always a positive payoff or ROI on my time investment 🙂 I am still in the same role, but with all the moves & layoffs, who knows what will happen, so I am actively looking for social media & online marketing/product management roles these days – be it Seattle, SFO, NY, Chicago…

    6. Came across what sounds like an interesting opportunity this morning for a Dir / Sr Dir of Web Presence and Strategy in San Mateo, CA.

      Just wanted to share. Thanks for keeping this topic alive, Jeremiah. It’s an excellent service for the community.

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