Earlier today, I read a week-old post from Olivier Blanchard on what companies should look for in hiring a social media director (not quite sure how I missed it originally). In a word, the post is simply fantastic.
If you’ve been handed your company’s social media reigns, charged with hiring this person for your company, or hoping someday soon to be that person that gets hired to spearhead social media for a given company, this post contains most everything you should know or at least start working on in the meantime.
I challenge you to read the entire post (it’s a little long but hang in there) and NOT imagine which of the three “types” you are. It’s an exercise I think you’ll find quite valuable. I know I did. And be sure to peruse the comments too (93 at this writing). There are some great conversations happening here.
While you’re at it, if you’re on Twitter, do yourself a favor and make sure you’re following Olivier.