The Web Communications Department at Oregon State University is hiring a Social Media Specialist
. We're pretty sure that community permission communications aren't going away, and it certainly deserves more attention than the few hours we devote to it each week.
Is anyone else in higher ed devoting an FTE to social media? If so, what have been the results? The university setting, with its myriad of disciplines, constituencies social and interest groups is the perfect venue for this sort of a role. If shoe companies are hiring social media experts, universities certainly should be as well.
Our office is a fast-paced, stand-alone web team positioned somewhere between IT and PR, a fusion of technology and communication. Like anyone in our discipline, we're simultaneously pushing the envelope and falling way behind. but that's what makes the web fun, right? This new position should make things even more exciting.
So spread the word and let me know what you think of our expansion into this area. I know a lot of folks in the uwebd community are already doing amazing things in social media. We're hoping we can be a bigger part of that.