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Job Opportunity in Online Community

The Knight Foundation (a funder of mine) is looking for someone to be its online community manager. The official posting follows:

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

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

* An innate talent for creatively engaging and retaining people

* 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

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:

For more on the Knight Brothers’ foundation and transformational change,
go to

Knight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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