Thomas Crampton

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Dream Job: Social Media Intern for Phnom Penh Post

Jul 2, 2009

Southeast Asia’s most awarded newspaper this year by the Society of Publishers in Asia, The Phnom Penh Post, needs a Social Media intern to start as soon as possible.

This job is not for everyone. It will be hard work, does not pay and life in Cambodia can be an adventure (The Internet can also be quite slow). You will, however, be joining a team working to build an independent media in a country in need of independent voices and reporting.

Similar to the Ogilvy internship I posted earlier, the requirements are based around social media skills, so you must have:

- At least 150 followers on Twitter
- At least 200 Facebook friends
- Administrator or creator of at least one Facebook group
- A blog with a Google Page Rank of 2 or higher

You must be self-motivated, self-organized, creative, entrepreneurial and have a burning desire to bring a prestigious traditional media brand into Social Media.

If selected, you will be working with a great deal of autonomy, but in close coordination with the publisher, editor and some of the world’s leading thinkers in Social Media (and also me).

Please send over your CV with a cover letter ASAP to thomas at crampton dot com.

Please share this posting with anyone who may be interested.

Disclosure: I am a minor shareholder in the PPP.

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  • Briethompson6

    So this was posted two years ago, I assume you have found an intern by now? If not, I am qualified and would be interested. My e-mail is [email protected] I am currently living in Phnom Penh and will be for four more months. Great

  • texttospeech

    very good

  • I think it's a great idea that these skills are valued, but why assign such arbitrary metrics to determining who is and isn't skilled and valuable in social media? This kind of thought seems to run deep in the field -- numbers are valued a lot more than real connections are. If I've never started a Twitter account or a Facebook group, but have emailed 20 hugely influential people and had great conversations with them, am I any less connected than someone with 10,000 Twitter followers that they never truly talk to?

    There are massive dynamics that can't be picked up just by numbers and actions like that. In many ways the social media channels listed are the least valuable to a newspaper like the PP Post. A well stocked delicious account is a much more valuable promotional tool than 100 empty tweets.

  • I think it is a good idea that people working in social media can clearly demonstrate they are active users of it, but by setting such specific criteria good candidates might be passed over. I would suggest being a little less specific. For example: candidates should be able to demonstrate they are active in at least two forms of social media including blogs, twitter, flickr, youtube and facebook.

  • Good luck in finding an intern, Thomas! I think this should be a great opportunity for a young social media addict who really wants to see great results in a short time. Also Phnom Penh must be a great city to live in!

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