By Ted McEnroe, The Community Roundtable
It’s been far from quiet at TheCR Headquarters over the past year, and we expect things will keep growing over the next year. So this week, we announced we are tripling our Community Fellow program, looking for three Fellows for 2015 in community management, research and sales/marketing. We posted the job descriptions earlier this week and encourage folks to share them far and wide and ping us with any questions. Two members of the current TheCR team, Hillary Boucher and Maggie Tunning, got their start as Fellows, and while we can’t promise jobs with TheCR at the end of the fellowship, we can pledge to give fellows a year of opportunity that includes training, mentorship, gaining practical experience in community management and a chance to make some great connections working with some of the best community managers in the business.
We also today are announcing our plans for Community Manager Appreciation Day (Monday, January 26), highlighted by gatherings in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Milwaukee and San Francisco being organized by members of TheCR Network. You can sign up now, and we will follow up in the New Year with more details, location and all those important details. Of course, we are also still taking part in the CMAD 24 Hour Hangout and other events, too. Stay tuned!
Speaking of Champions of TheCR Network, Hillary took a moment to #thankitforward to our first group of Community Champions for their work as leaders in the Network, and Shannon highlighted what has been a remarkable year for TheCR in research and content, with the State of Community Management 2014 and the first-ever Community Manager Salary Survey highlighting the year, while we continued to put on a full slate of programming in TheCR Network.
With all that going on, who had time to read?
Community News and Articles from Around the Web:
The Digital Enterprise in 2015: Where Are We Headed – December is usually predictions time. Some happen to be right, many will only happen in 2 or 3 years and some are irrelevant because we may lack lucidity and mistake what we would like to see and what is really likely to happen. However it’s a quite interesting work because it helps to assess the state of the art and, without claiming to know the absolute truth, to propose a credible mid-term roadmap.
How to Nurture a Culture of Creativity – What is the formula for building the perfect team in business? Brains and talent are major parts of the equation, but there is also a secret ingredient: a healthy dose of respectful tension. “I often say that 50 percent of creating any great project is having a team where there’s not consensus, but harmony,” says Welby Altidor, Executive Director, Creations, at Cirque du Soleil.
Why Marketing Your Online Community is Critical to Its Success – When it comes down to it, a private online community is a service offering. As such, you need to get people to drink the proverbial Kool-Aid? Your target audience is just as busy as you are. Your community members are constantly being bombarded with demands on their time and attention. How will you get them to take time to visit and participate in your online customer or member community?
5 Ways to Get Better at Asking for Help – It seems like leaders are always lamenting the lack of cooperation and collaboration in their organizations. But more often than not, the culprit isn’t their employees’ unwillingness to give others a hand — it’s the fact that most people simply don’t, or won’t, ask for help. Why?
5 Community Managers Give Their Biggest Tip for 2015 – I’ve grown a lot as a community manager this past year. Much of that growth was focused on learning and listening. Throughout my travels to various events and conferences this year I’ve seen a few themes come through that I think are important—they are: inclusiveness, diversity, and empathy. So, when I started to think about what to share with you this year from what I’ve learned, I decided to amplify some of what others have learned too that reinforce these themes. So, how can we make community management better in 2015?
New Community and Social Media Jobs
Collaboration Program Manager – Advent Software, Inc. – San Francisco, CA
Communications and Community Manager – Stitch Fix – San Francisco, CA
Sr. Director, Social Strategy and Operations – National Football League – Culver City, CA
Community Manager – Warner Bros. Entertainment Group – San Francisco, CA
Sr. Manager, Community and Social Media – Fitbit – San Francisco, CA
Enterprise Community Manager – Allegis Global Solutions – Flexible
Manager, Social Media – Match.com – New York, NY
Community and Release PM – Fuze – CA or WA
Community Manager – Horizon Media – Los Angeles, CA
Community Manager – R/GA – New York, NY
Community Management Manager or Associate – Applause – Framingham, MA