World Economic Forum Jobs: Knowledge Manager Social Media

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30 Jun, 2011

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Management Jobs in South Africa, Vacancies South Africa

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

The Global Shapers Community, once fully created, will enable Gen Y (youth 20-30 years of age) to be a voice for the future in local, regional and global thought processes and a catalyst of entrepreneurship in the global public interest. To achieve its mission, the Global Shapers Community is built on a network of local hubs located in each major city/region in the world and interacts and collaborates with the other members and communities of the World Economic Forum, including leaders from business, politics, academia, civil society, science, media, etc.

You will facilitate the creation of an online community of shapers within major cities across the world. This includes understanding the existing landscape of youth networks and communities, creating the environment for the formation of local shaper communities and playing a supportive role with the inaugural leaders for these communities. You will nurture inaugural hubs to maximize their chances of success and growth into valuable contributors. You will manage the community’s online presence, social media channels and ensure the creation and sharing of community content. You will serve as the community knowledge manager, helping spread best practices and interesting stories across the network. You will be integrated in the Global Shapers team and be given the chance to bring in your own ideas. You will also participate in conferences and community events and travel abroad depending on the needs.

Person requirements We are looking for a dynamic team member to support us in fulfilling the team’s mission to create and sustain a vibrant online community of shapers. Therefore, we expect you to have excellent knowledge of regional and global business, politics and culture and like the shapers a unique spark that sets you apart from the mainstream.

You possess a broad intellectual background with a university degree. You have one to three years of professional experience, preferably in an international environment. You are fluent in English and at least one major international language. Any experience in mobilizing support for volunteer or not-for-profit initiatives or organizations is an advantage. Knowledge of, and intensive engagement with, various forms of social media are essential as well as expert knowledge of social media tools and demonstrated success in online campaigns, mobilizations, content development and/or IT platform development. Writing and editing expertise is a plus.

Degree requirements If you are a self-starting and flexible team player with excellent communication skills and a proactive personality, willing to work in a highly dynamic and international “start up” environment, please apply at Please include a motivation letter which helps us understand the unique contribution you can bring to this unparalleled opportunity.

How to apply Please apply through and provide us with your curriculum vitae, the contact details of three references, a cover letter on what your motivations are for joining the Global Leadership Fellows Programme and an 800-word personal essay on what you would like to achieve in your life.
Location(s) International
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Permanent/Temporary Fixed-term

Offer valid till: 29 July 2011

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