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Friday Roundup: Almost Summer Edition

By Shannon DiGregorio Abram, Relationship Manager at The Community Roundtable.

June is flying by – we’re only eight days away from the official start to Summer and I for one can’t wait. Hillary and I have been summerplotting fun summer content for the Network and the blog. Tell me – does your community have any special summer traditions or programming plans?

This week on the blog we shared a look at what to do when you might be operating as a community team of one, shared the first part in a two-part series on defining community requirements and posted the recap and archive of last week’s awesome webinar with Ian White from Rackspace. We also hosted a really fun #CommBuild chat this week – I’m excited to share a Storify of the event next week, as well as an interview with some of our favorite twitter chat leaders. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite articles from the week, as well as a handful of new social media and community jobs.

How to Build a Community-Based Support Model: A Webinar with Ian White – In this webinar Ian provides a fascinating look at the culture at Rackspace, shared the guiding principles for their community and lessons learned from their early days, and even gave us a sneak-peek at a new launch.

Social Business is not about technology! – It seems that a majority of social business conversations veer off into a discussion about technology. In a recent white paper titled “Social Business: Patterns in achieving social business success”, IBM defines social business and the benefits as: An organization whose culture and systems encourage networks of people to create business value…

Defining Community Requirements that Scale, Part 1 – Community is subject to the old adage, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” But simply planning isn’t enough. We often discuss that simply building a community is not enough – sadly, the average community is not the Field of Dreams.

Ten Community Management Practices Learned From WoW Leadership – I have tapped into my experiences as a World of Warcraft guild/raid leader to draw parallels to real-life community management.

Does my community need a water cooler? How community managers leverage TheCR Network – One of the greatest challenges for many community managers is a feeling of isolation in their role. We know one internal community manager who is officially part of the IT team at her company – leaving her few colleagues who have a true interest or understanding in the issues she faces on a day to day basis.

Why Asking the Tough Questions Builds Stronger Communities – On May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) does something that’s not popular with everyone. The WHO and partner organizations across the globe mark World No Tobacco Day. This year, the goal is to convince more nations to raise the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

New social media and community job postings:

  1. Associate Community Manager at KingsIsle Entertainment – Austin, TX
  2. Social Strategist/CommunityManager
  3. Digital CommunityManager at WGBH Educational Foundation – Boston, MA
  4. Community Manager at Canonical Ltd. – Home Based
  5. CommunityManager at Gainor Staffing – New York, NY
  6. Social Media Manager at Darden – Orlando, FL
  7. Senior Community Manager Emerging Products & Services at Autodesk – San Francisco, CA
  8. Social Media Marketing Manager
  9. Social Media Strategist at Analytic Recruiting – Baltimore, MD
  10. Social Media Community Manager at Republic Publishing – UK
  11. Social Media Support Associate at Lyft – San Francisco
  12. Community Manager at PSFK
  13. Social Media Strategist at IBM
  14. Community Manager at Multiple Companies – NYC

That’s it for this week. I hope you have a great weekend – we’ll see you back here on Monday!

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