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Thursday, February 18, 2010

 

Now Hiring Facebook Guru for President Obama

Wanted: Could You Be Obama's Facebook Guru?

5:04pm UK, Tuesday February 16, 2010

 

Hannah Thomas-Pa social media expert to take charge of his MySpace and Facebooketer

Sky News Online

 

President Obama is looking for a social media expert to take charge of his MySpace and Facebook pages and keep his Twitter account up to date.

Can we tweet it? Yes we can! Well, somebody will be employed to do so...

But this is not a role for slackers who have honed their expertise spending time on Facebook in the office.

The job application warns the successful candidate must be "ready to work hard; this isn't a 9-5 sort of job".

The job description says the right person needs to have "strong organising 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".

It is understood Mr Obama's current ghost tweeter is stepping down, so the Democratic National Committee (DNC) wants someone to take on the broader job title of "social networks manager".

They will be responsible for managing pages for both the DNC and the Organising for America group, an organisation that drives Mr Obama's agenda at a local level.

Many politicians use Twitter to engage with voters.

Gordon Brown tweets through the Number10 Downing Street page, and John Prescott and Ed Balls are also avid users.

Conservative party leader David Cameron does not have a personal Twitter account, although other members like party chairman Eric Pickles use the site frequently.


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