Obama, Democrats Looking For A Social Media Guru

Feb 13th, 2010 | By | Category: General, Microblogging

Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, and the Democratic National Committee are looking to hire a Social Networks Manager.

The Social Networks Manager will be responsible for maintaining the Democratic Party and Organizing for America accounts on all social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.


  • Excellent writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail; your writing is strong, sharp, and personable
  • Strong organizing and campaigning instincts; you can craft messages that move people to act, and you know what actions will achieve the right impact at the right time
  • Strong familiarity with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.
  • Ready to work hard; this isn’t a 9-5 sort of job
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects
  • Passionate about engaging millions of Americans in advancing President Obama’s agenda and changing the country
  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Washington, DC

Preference given for experience with:

  • Online organizing experience with an electoral campaign, advocacy organization or non-profit
  • Complex project management
  • Experience using social media for organizing
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5 Responses to “Obama, Democrats Looking For A Social Media Guru”

  1. I always find it rather sketchy when companies hire social media gurus to be the “face” of the organization. Facebook fan pages are one thing, but the point of having a Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace page is to connect with people on a one-on-one basis. When professionals and advertisers start pretending to be someone else, it’s very apparent and off putting. That’s a main reason why MySpace isn’t so popular anymore – it allowed for all those comedian, music, company and fake famous people profiles that no one cared about. Facebook dealt with it by having strict profile creation restrictions and developed “fan” pages for businesses and organizations. Twitter I believe still allows for a professionals because it’s looked at as more of a short news update than as a personal profile page. But even still, I always read what posts are send before I start following someone. If I don’t care about the company, or if the person doesn’t interact with others in a certain way, I don’t follow. I suppose that’s the nature of the internet – I’m always weary of spammers.

  2. elliot says:

    I don’t like the idea of “ghost-tweeting” but you also wouldn’t want the President spending his time lurking on Facebook & Twitter!

    • No, obviously I wouldn’t want our President wasting time on Twitter or Facebook, but I would expect to get my news from reporters, journalists, or bloggers – not some social media hired help to boost popularity in whatever organization they’re secretly trying to promote.

  3. DRAMA DUPREE says:


  4. Nicole says:

    Perhaps they should hire this guy?

    Social Media Guru, Part II

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