PR Agency Posts Job Listing for Cat Video Technologist

As a dog lover, I am pretty skeptical of this Internet Cat obsession, but, alas, it is here to stay. A few days ago, James Herring tweeted an image of a job opportunity at  Taylor Herring PR in London. The newspaper-style job listing described a Cat Video TechnologistAccording to Herring, the newspaper look of the ad was faked to gain attention on the Internet, but the job is indeed real.

Cat Tech

Cat Video Technologist

Salary: Subject To Experience. Full Time
Taylor Herring are seeking a new member to join its rapidly expanding, content creation team.
Are you insanely tuned in to the internet?
Do you who know what makes people hit the ‘share’ and ‘retweet’ buttons?
Do you know why Ryan Gosling won’t eat his breakfast, or why Tom Selleck just can’t get enough of waterfalls and sandwiches?
Can spot the next breaking meme before the world wakes up?
Do you have a creative mind and obsessive social media habits?
Could you integrate your original ideas to run alongside a traditional PR campaign?
Do you have an excellent understanding of social media and know exactly what content works on each channel?
Creative Writing? Photoshopping? YouTubing? These skills would be good.
Relevant experience essential…
Email your CV in to along with a 6- second Vine video which sells your skills.
Closing date 21.6.13.


5 Hot Careers in Government Technology

It’s no secret that government jobs are some of the most coveted positions in the country. One of the biggest opportunities for job seekers in government is the growing need for technology professionals.

1. E-GOV Analyst

E-GOV, code for “electronic government,” is also known as digital or online government. If you’ve already had some previous experience working in the tech world, have a propensity to be Internet and computer savvy, posses the ability to think very analytically, and enjoy being creative—this might be the career for you.

Some roles and tasks you will be required to fulfill include: staying up to date on communication tools, social media, web applications, and software developments. You will also be working alongside local government to distribute e-information, website editing and assisting, and designing anything from web content to mobile data applications.

2. Computer Scientist At The U.S. Department Of The Air Force

According to Making the Difference, a ranking done on the Computer Science and IT positions in the Federal Government, the Department of Defense reigns as the largest number of full-time and permanent positions in the U.S. with currently 74,460 positions.

This career path integrates technology and government at its highest platform: building and discovering a comprehensive program to revolutionize air, space, and cyberspace technology and expertise.

Skills required for this career include: knowledge of mathematical science, statistics, software and computer system organization. These skills and expertise  are needed to power theoretical models and pursuits. Summoning all computer scientists – the U.S. Department of Defense wants you.

3. Information Architect

You might be one of those people who spent endless nights as a young kid building Legos or mastering puzzles. As you grew older, these toys turned into computers, mobile devices, and smartphones. With a career as an information architect, you will not only be building and integrating data but have the opportunity to construct a promising career.

Information architects’ major tasks include: managing data-specific program and projects, and applying and delivering data solutions. You will also be expected to expand on innovative communication tools to model and implement infrastructure regarding the use of technologies in a government sphere. As a result, the government continues to recruit intelligent, creative, and proactive candidates to design a better world and environment in which we live.

4. Medical Technologist  With The Veterans Health Administration

There’s no arguing that people who devote their careers in the government health care industry are helping to save lives every day. According to a recent White House report, nearly 50 million older Americans and those with disabilities rely on Medicare each year.

Professionals who are handy in repairing medical equipment and have good management skills, as well as extensive knowledge of the medical laboratory, should consider being a medical technologist for the Veterans Health Administration.

5.Information Technology Specialist- Department Of Energy

Millions of Americans are becoming aware of the limited resources and have developed acumen for supporting sustainable, ecological solutions for our energy policy. If you’re one of them, a career as an IT Specialist with an industry like Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) might be it for you.

BPA monitors, integrates, curates, and assesses projects and initiatives through a focus on energy efficiency, the environment, power, and transmission, while leading the way in wind integration and hydropower. Specialists would be resolving many IT issues and circumventing future problems through analysis and research.

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10 Jobs on LinkedIn You Should Apply For Right Now

On the job hunt? Or just always checking in to see what kind of opportunities are out there? Here are 10 great opportunities in social media that are live on LinkedIn right now. So, if you’re looking – get your resume locked up, secure the contacts that can help you and check out some of these great jobs.

Entry – Mid Level Experience

Social Media Coordinator – Media & Entertainment - Autodesk
As the Social Media Coordinator for Autodesk Media and Entertainment Solutions, you will be responsible for implementing social media marketing programs to find and connect with Autodesk customers and prospects online. You will collaborate with the product marketing team to create and publish relevant content, optimize existing social networking channels, and test and develop new social media platforms. Real-world experience with social media, creativity, initiative, and a passion for learning are critical skills for this entry-level marketing position.

Social Media Manager – Skype
Implement global social media strategy and best practices across various platforms (e.g. WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc). Develop and implement creative and highly measureable social media programs or campaigns working with internal and agency partners

Social & Digital Media Manager - Forever 21
Developing digital and social media strategy, detailed plans and content aligned with the brand and business goals

Senior Manager – Global Social Marketing - Netlix
Netflix is seeking a talented individual to establish and grow social marketing as a new, powerful acquisition channel. The area is growing rapidly and this is a tremendous opportunity for a strategic and creative thinker to define this high profile channel while working with a top-notch established online marketing team. Netflix is also investing heavily in social features for its members in international markets, and this person would collaborate deeply with that as well. This position reports to the Vice President, Online Marketing.

Sr. Mgr- Social Media Strategies - Verizon
The Social Media Manager is responsible for evaluating, planning, establishing best practices, and building and managing the brand across all social media channels to achieve business objectives and drive consumer interaction, advocacy and brand preference.

The Social Media Manager owns the development and execution of the social strategy. This manager will define the strategy using a large numbers of disparate qualitative and quantitative data…

Sports Partnerships Lead, Google+ - Google
As a member of the Community Partnerships team on Google+, your job will be to develop partnerships, programs, and outreach strategies designed for particular communities important to G+. You’ll be part of a team whose mission is to seed and develop communities of influential people and organizations on the G+ platform, with the objective of creating robust, engaging networks that grow our active global user base. By examining key networks of users and bringing thought leaders, celebrities, and organizations from those networks onto the G+ platform in an engaging and persistent manner, you’ll activate a broader user base to engage on G+ as well. Using key features of the G+ platform, you’ll develop programs and partnerships around high-profile uses of the platform that scale globally.

More Senior Level Jobs

Director, Social Media, Content & Strategy –
You are tasked with developing and articulating a global website and social channel strategy. You relish the task of building consensus for your vision across a collection of cross functional teams, product leaders, and regional websites.

Director, Digital Marketing-Interactive Entertainment Business -Xbox/Microsoft
Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business is revolutionizing entertainment. IEB has a rich set of entertainment products like Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and more with a highly active and engaged customer base. Our newest innovation, Kinect, has sold over 13 million units since its launch. The set of services making up the Xbox Live cloud is optimized around social, casual and hardcore gaming, and modern entertainment experiences. We’re fun. We’re social. We’re interactive. And, we’re growing!

Director – Media, Content and Social – Expedia
Expedia, the worldwide leader in online travel, is reinventing online travel, again. To help us accomplish this goal faster, we are seeking a Director of Business Development for Media, Content and Social. This newly created, high visibility role is responsible for working with business owners, product management and development teams and supply organization to identify, scope and negotiate 3rd party licensing and product collaboration deals for the Global Product organization, specifically with Media, Social Networking, Location Services and Content companies.

Director, Social Media Marketing - Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing is seeking a Director to join the Social Media Marketing team. The position will:

•Manage and lead a team of administrators in developing and executing digital publicity campaign strategies, social media communication plans, timelines and fan outreach for select series and projects.

•Develop strategies that respond to market trends, emerging platforms and new apps to publicize our shows directly to fans and allow for greater interaction and awareness through these platforms.

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