Social Media Officer

People heavily rely on social media for information and updates. In responding to this trend, more businesses and non-profit organizations hire full time staff to manage their online presence. For example, a news video shared in November 2010 reported that hotels in Las Vegas had created full time positions that monitor travelers’ online reviews and comments. Today’s Fox News video takes us to the Police Office in Dallas, which shows what the Police Officer of Social Media does at work.

If you are hiring a social media officer, what candidates are you looking for? What skills do you think a candidate must possess in order to meet your organizations’ needs and expectations? What courses about social media do you want a university to offer?

Here at SU, students are informed in classes and/or seminars about social media tactics used in business, personal branding, job search, communications, and maybe more. As a SU student, how comfortable will you feel at work if you are hired as a social media officer upon graduation? What skills do you think you need to learn before you take on the challenges of being a social media officer?

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