Why You Should Hire Young People for Social Media Positions

Why You Should Hire Young People for Social Media Positions

May 23, 2011 4:04 pm 0 comments

I wrote this post for the Center for Sustainable Journalism’s blog, so you’ll have to head over there to read the full post. Just to be transparent, I am the digital media manager at the Center for Sustainable Journalism.

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At least once a week I open up TweetDeck to find some random person’s blog post being circulated about how horrible it is for organizations to trust young people with social media accounts. And each time I’m left with the feeling that someone late in his/her career just really hates seeing young people land great jobs in an exciting emerging field.

Don’t get me wrong; I don’t think organizations should leave their digital strategy to interns. But if we take an honest look at what social media is at its core, I think we can only conclude that digital natives are a great fit for online community manager positions… more>>


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