People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Sept 16, 2009


Despite a downturn in the economy, we continue to recognize those moving 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:

  • Former colleague covering social and enterprise Oliver Young departs Forrester to join Jive Software as a Senior Product Manager. This is an excellent move for Oliver, as well as for Jive. I always admired Oliver for his keen quantitative skills as a colleague, and ability to decipher the moves in the industry. @OliverYoung
  • Simon Collister, formerly Head of Digital at Weber Shandwick >has joined We Are Social to head up public sector and not-for-profit work as an account director at social media shop, We Are Social. @simoncollister
  • Passenger, what I call an ‘insight community vendor’ that fosters communities for brands that want to better understand their customers has named Michael Winner as SVP of Technology. He hails from Blink Logic as the CTO, and will spearhead product dev, QA and IT.
  • Congrats to Christpher Lynch, who did excellent reporting at with a strong focus on micoblogging and other web topics. His interest in the topic has landed him at SocialText, a company that provides social and enterprise here in Palo Alto. He’ll be involved with marketing and will utilize his skills and background from mainstream media, I’ll be watching for the launch of his new blog @cglynch
  • MindTouch has filled it’s Community Manager/Customer Advocate Role. We are excited to have Katherine Smith (LinkedIn Profile) join from HL2. At HL2, she was Director of Marketing Strategy for Microsoft clients and created the social marketing strategy for SharePoint Social Computing.

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, 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. Other job resources include:

  • 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)

    • Jeremiah,

      Thanks for sharing this post, what a great resource for people looking to make a move in the industry or even get into the industry by connecting with the movers and shakers in social media. I am considering a career change into the online marketing space, so this is a relevant topic for me to be reading about(i currently work in the financial industry). My use of social media has connected me to many business professionals in the Twin Cities that I would have never met without promoting my Twin Cities Thursday Happy Hours group online, which started last November with 0 members and now has 1500 people that have opted in to receive event invites. It is amazing how connected business and people can be, as well as the opportunities using social media presents. I will definitely be following your posts and keeping up with what’s happening in social media. Thanks again for sharing!

      Jeff Nolan
      Founder, Twin Cities Thursday Happy Hours

    • Sony Electronics just hired Sukhjit Ghag as our new Social Networking manager. Sukhjit will be responsible for generating content for the Sony Electronics community and will engage openly with consumers on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Sukhjit was a former producer at Tech TV and Seesmic and has a passionate following on her own site

    • Lisa

      You have lots of international readers, so it would be great if you could indicate which are basically US-only, and which more international.
      Thanks for considering it, & keep in mind your non-American readers too 🙂

    • Lisa

      I love my international readers. Would love more global submissions.

      Good point, I’ll try to indicate location when possible. Most that are submitted are US.

    • Marcy, thanks, I’ll include for next OTM. Congrats on the hire.

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    • imran

      i want to do a job in media sector of china