Yelp Community Manager

Do you love the Bluff City? Are you the go-to person when it comes to planning a night out, always ready with a recommendation for the city’s most seasoned finds and hidden hotspots? Are you longing for Memphis in May, the entire year? As the Memphis Community Manager, you’ll be a part-time Yelp employee (working out of your home or anywhere with WiFi) at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who drink, shop and play their way through the city via peer recommendations on Yelp.

Community Managers are driven, self-motivated, charismatic, and organized as they’re tasked with wrangling a slew of to-dos both on and offline, from writing and moderating to party planning and ringleading!

About you

Has a fire in the belly. Walks through walls…and Memphis. Takes no prisoners. In a word: driven. Even when no one is watching. Especially then.
Social connector. You are the hub of your social world. You know everyone. Everyone knows you. The fun one. Diplomatic, too.
You reside in Memphis and consider yourself a local expert.
Have more than a few years of post-graduate professional experience (existing Yelp community managers have 5 to 15 years).
Lives to write; writes to live. You know who you are… pencils down!

About the job

Event planning. Conceptualize, negotiate, plan and execute cool, fun and buzz-worthy (big wow factor!) events/parties.
Marketing outreach. Connect with the right local organizations, barter weekly newsletter sponsorships for promotion of Yelp.
Socializing and adventuring. Meet up with yelpers. Attend civic events. See and be seen. In the scene. Be the Mayor. Always on.
Writing. Write locally compelling newsletters weekly and inspiring reviews daily, as well as persuasive pitches to venue owners and marketing partners.
Communication. Be accountable with stellar communication to your peers and those who support you at Yelp HQ.

Other fun requirements

4-year college/university degree
Currently living, eating, breathing (or working) in Memphis
Experience with social networking, guerilla marketing tactics, and event planning
THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION. Flexible 30 hours per week

Ready to apply? Submit the following (all required):

Cover letter/note showcasing your writing skills and general personality and style
Resume showcasing your relevant experience
A link to your (full and interesting) Yelp profile – this is your writing sample, so make it snappy!

What’s a day in the life of a Yelp CM like? Check out this blog by our own Don B, Portland CM:
http://officialblog.yelp.com/2011/07/day-in-the-life-of-a-community-manager.html

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