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Friday, March 28, 2008

Journalism Job: Online Community Manager based in our Miami, Florida

Online Community Manager

Knight Foundation is looking for a unique and special digital media talent. Does this describe you?

* A solid track record of creating and growing online communities

* Lives and breathes the blogosphere and practically lives on the Net

* An innate talent for creatively engaging and retaining people online

* Excels in innovative communications and technology

If yes, you may be just the type of individual we’re seeking to fill our Online Community Manager position, based in our Miami, Florida office, reporting to the Vice President of Communications.

Play a key role in creating a vibrant online community for Knight Foundation and shape it into the premier digital presence focused on journalism excellence, communities and systemic, transformational change. Help establish the foundation as the leading provocateur for community transformation in the digital age. This position serves as Knight’s eyes, ears and - in cooperation with other Knight staff - voice in the blogosphere. You will attract, facilitate and moderate user-generated content on all foundation web sites. Your goal will be to increase awareness about the foundation’s mission among bloggers and build and sustain engagement of Knight’s online community.

You will discover, edit and craft cutting edge, thought-provoking content on transformational change in communities and journalism. You’ll be responsible for convening online discussions and social networking activities that increase visibility for and support the foundation’s mission. You will play a leading role in the experimental foundation presence on virtual online communities. You’ll be the foundation’s point person for the needs, opportunities, trends and current digital, web and electronic media issues in the communications and philanthropy fields.

Knowledge of journalism and communications, especially digital media, is essential. You should have excellent writing skills and passion about social innovation, journalism and entrepreneurship. You should be a social network builder; be energetic, positive, and able to create an online presence with a recognizable tone and style; be viewed as a thought leader in the blogosphere. You must have an understanding of current web, computer and multimedia systems, techniques and processes at a level that gives you proficiency in creating and managing Web 2.0 content.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of two years of directly related work experience is required.

To apply, please send your resume, salary history and links to examples of your work to: careers@knightfoundation.org.

For more on the Knight Brothers’ foundation and transformational change, go to http://www.knightfoundation.org/

Knight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Friday, March 07, 2008

A Nelson Toriano Update

It's official. my company was now bought out by a tv ad production company.

What this means for advertising is that people use our merged company to get sales by 1) targeted tv commercials and 2) online campaigns. It also means that media companies, in general, are moving toward being a single turnkey advertising agencies.
What this means for students, they better be ready to know the foundations of advertising (the pros and cons of print, radio, online, new media), and be ready to adapt real quick. Almost everything i had learned 2 months ago has changed! All the more reasons for students to develop a portfolio that shows a wide array of samples from classes.

Editor's note: Nelson was the acknowledged master of the informational interview.