February 7, 2023

Hiring a Community Professional

By David D.

When it comes to hiring a Community Professional, there are a few key things to look for. First and foremost, you want someone who can communicate well. They should be able to connect with both the community and the company they’re representing. They should be able to build relationships with members, understand their needs and concerns, and respond in a timely manner.

You also want someone who can think strategically. They should understand the company’s goals and develop a plan to achieve them. They should be able to identify opportunities to grow the community and evaluate the success of their efforts.

Adaptability is also key. The online community world is constantly changing, so you want someone who can roll with the punches and adapt to recent technologies and trends.

Creativity and innovation are also important. They should be able to come up with new ways to engage the community and make it stand out.

Being organized and detail-oriented is also a must. They should be able to plan, schedule and execute content and engagement strategies, and keep track of metrics to evaluate their success.

And finally, a passion for building communities is essential. They should be excited about connecting people and building relationships and be committed to the company they’re representing.

Overall, when hiring an online Community Professional, look for someone who has strong communication skills, can think strategically, is adaptable, creative, organized, and passionate about building communities. These are the key qualities that will help them create and maintain a thriving online community.

David D.
David D.

Building Online Communities since 1998 | Full Stack Community Professional | Host of Community Live