People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Nov 24, 2009


In an effort to recognize the changes in the social media space, I’ve started this post series (see archives) to both track and congratulate folks who get promoted, move, or accept new exciting positions. Please help me congratulate the following folks:

  • Respected technology commentator and friend of mine, Louis Gray joins Paladin Advisors Group as the Managing Director of New Media. Louis is one of the leading voices in technology, and a fine human being, congrats.
  • Brian Ellefritz leaves Cisco and joins SAP as the Senior Director of Web 2.0 Marketing, I’ve worked with Brian on a handful of occasions and expect him to continue leading programs at technology corporations.
  • Stephanie Fuerniss is Capella’s new Managing Editor for Online Communities at Capella University.
  • Robert Stanke a new hire at Life Time Fitness Community Management & Social Media Strategist, in which he helps develop the growing community of Life Time Fitness members.
  • Kim Snedaker is now the Social Media Manager AAA Mid-Atlantic, a financial services company.
  • Angela Patterson joins Bridgestone Americas, Inc. as the Digital Media Coordinator, Corporate and Community Relations Dept. helping to rework the company’s social media strategy, and working across departments to implement it.

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

Submit an announcement
If you know folks that are moving up in the social media industry, fill out this form.

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

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.

Job Resources in the Social Media and Web Industry

  • Web Strategy Jobs powered by Job o Matic (Post a job there and be seen by these blog readers, these affiliate fees pay for my hosting)
  • Read Write Web keeps announcements flowing at Jobwire, although is broader than just social media jobs
  • Facebook group for community manager group in Facebook
  • Jake McKee’s community portal for jobs
  • 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, please)