Edgeryders Seeks to Hire Part-Time Community Managers for a 3 Year Project (call closed)

can’t resist - a few more good reasons to agree to let me contribute really, just in case it wasn’t clear:
in fb, I do also my ‘genomic integrity’ page and the Hackuarium page (not all posts, esp for the latter).
My massive science piece is also evidence of my work to learn to get the story down, to communicate to the public effectively, which will benefit the NGI aims certainly!
My project management experience and direct involvement in big collaborative EU grants (FP7), like BACSIN and BRAAVOO, really mean added value, enhancing possibilities in the community manager mode. (en plus que la langue… comme je l’aime :blush: : ) Encore… In the biohacker community, my forum participation has been long term, and a more recent network is the open science hardware crowd.
but ok.
nuff said!
happy weekend (it is already after 10pm for me… :wink:

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thanks Rachel, I think this will do!

In my view, I consider social media as the current state of the Internet, and not a separate service.

In my opinion, social media represent the next evolution of the internet from web 2.0 to web 3.0 (enabling semantic web). Social media can help tremendously in pushing the value of privacy and freedom to people as people’s attention today is on social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter …).

Social media marketing, when used properly can educate people on the importance of privacy, knowing how to manage it (which a lot of people don’t), and understanding what does it mean to have true web freedom. Of course, to achieve this education/promotion, you need GOOD social media campaigns that fit natively to the platform & and inform people in a way that they are used to getting informed on that platform (copy-pasting the exact same content across networks doesn’t work, as we don’t expect to find i.e random thoughts like on Twitter on Linkedin)

Regarding ethical choices, I’ve always made sure that people’s rights are respected, and that I never use any info about them to other purposes without their consent.

For Facebook and people dropping out of them, that is their choice. What’s more important I believe is to watch what people pay attention to (i.e. which platforms). If a significant amount of people who need to know more about privacy and such topics move from Facebook to i.e. Twitter, that’s where we should be.

I don’t think we’ll see a ‘new Facebook’ soon, or at least in the next 3-5 years, as Facebook is still the biggest social network on the planet (even bigger when taken into account that FB owns Instagram and Whatsapp) and they have been pretty versatile in the past.

I do believe that Facebook (and Instagram) and still the best platforms for pushing information about privacy & freedom, as advertising on it is still very underpriced (won’t be all the time, same as Google Adwords used to be 5 cents per click, compared to today’s average of 1-2 euros per click). Regarding saturation, there I agree that Facebook is full of various campaigns and various ads, BUT, if a campaign is developed that fits natively into the way that people browse Facebook (from images to videos), it can still get bit traction and generate results. This is also something that organizations and brands don’t understand, so if Edgeryders would create a campaign that would fit social networks natively, it would achieve great results in my opinion


yeah, i dont expect facebook to go away anytime soon either, I’m just wondering if its very existence and what it says about communication nowadays makes a marketing professional have ethical considerations - like refusing to work in some areas; or for certain clients, or how it can be used in a more thoughtful way. Like this that you say: Social media marketing, when used properly can educate people on the importance of privacy, knowing how to manage it (which a lot of people don’t), and understanding what does it mean to have true web freedom.

Anyway, most of the work as community manager with Edgeryders is using edgeryders.eu as a platform and direct interaction with participants who share their personal stories. Outreach is work closely related, and definitely relevant to the work (led by @nadia).

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Oh, so you’ve meant if I would refuse to work for a particular client? Then yes, sure: any far right organization, any far left organization. Also any organization that can be considered racist, or which insults people on any matter (race, gender, sexual orientation, religion…). That’s why I prefer to work with tech clients :slight_smile:

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I like this platform @johncoate @noemi . Is this only for project management. Feels quite comfy ti have all forms of work-related and informal conversation. Make it more open?

Make it more open? We are running open hiring here, in my books that’s as open as it gets… :slight_smile:

You might be interested to check theterms of use for the platform - it can answer some of your questions.

Hello dear Edgeryder Community! :sunflower:

My name is Boaz and I am a designer, a teacher, and a creative director, living in Berlin.

Firstly, I am extremely excited to take part in this platform, of which I somehow did not know until now. So thank you for making this possible. Secondly, the Position sounds extremely fascinating, and I think that I would make a great candidate for the following reasons:

  • I have a rich background in community management and development (both offline and online in various creative communities - which I have mostly learned from my experience in managing a co-working space & a creative collective.
  • I am a freelance designer and teacher since 7 years, so I’ve naturally developed great project and time management skills along the years.
  • Growing up in a conflict zone, I got extremely interested in human behavioral patterns and micro/macro relationships, and so I’ve been actively studying different forms of communication and conflict resolution (such as NVC for example) and currently active in the field as a creative.
  • As a designer, I naturally understand systems and know (and love) to communicate abstract ideas, simplify concepts, tell stories, organize clutter, improve methods, and to work within a team.
  • As a teacher, I work regularly with big groups of people, and I endorse communication on same eye level.
  • Living abroad for many years and traveling plenty in my life, I speak multiple languages, Fluent in English, Hebrew and German, I also understand Spanish, Czech and Croatian quite well.
  • Being an active part of the international Burning man community, I share a great passion for such values as decentralization, inclusivity, and cooperation.
  • As a human on the planet today, I share a great concern for the future of the internet, privacy issues.
  • Before coming to the creative field, I studied psychology and anthropology, simply because I love people, have a genuine interest in others, and a deep sense of empathy.

Hope the list is not too long and that it describes my perspective on life well. :slight_smile:

I would be generally very happy to hear from you soon, and at any case extremely interested in the outcome of such a wonderful initiative.

For more information about who I am and what I do:



P.S - easily reachable here : hello@digitalboaz.com

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Thanks for applying @digitalboaz,
Can we ask you to reflect on these two important questions we are asking everyone? Thanks!

  • What experiences have you had that are most related to the NGI mission? What stories can you share?
  • Is your own network of colleagues and friends involved in technologies, issues, policies orgs or projects in harmony with the NGI mission where they have a deep interest and involvement that furthers one or more of the goals of the NGI mission such as openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data?

I’m ready, willing and able to be a community manager for even longer than your three years.
Here’s my LinkedIn profile:

Dear Madam or Sir,

Application for the Position of Communication Manager

With the digital revolution, it is vital for both individuals and companies to adapt their way of communication or simply their business strategy. This has become even more crucial with the increasing use of advanced concepts and methodologies spanning the domains of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, interactive technologies and many more. That’s why people need to be informed about these long-term strategies and policies. With a keen interest in new technologies, I believe, I am the ideal candidate to fulfill the missions of a Community Manager.

Fluent in English and French, I work as a Freelance communication and marketing specialist, a position that allows me to acquaint myself with a wide range of sectors including new technologies, and all concepts that surround the “Next Generation Internet”.

I have built up a certain experience by creating a media dedicated to new technologies that allows me to provide daily news on such topic and to support companies that specialize in this area at the communication level. Able to work part-time without set hours, during the day or night, I enjoy dedicating time and passion to create and share compelling stories that only specific target groups can understand and identify themselves to.

I therefore understand the value of words such as “responsiveness”, “tolerance”, and “conversation”, and I am able to make a community understand points succinctly.
Detail-oriented, self-motivated in a remote work capacity and willing to travel, I have a natural inclination to stay connected on all communication supports. Furthermore, over time, I have gained ability to manage complex projects within tight deadlines.

I am eager to further my experience for the NGI Forward 2 project and ready to discuss this opportunity in an interview.
My resume and portfolio of competences can be read here

Yours Truly,

Kety Sindze

I mean more public and social. Maybe open not the right phrase because thats the vision for the platform alteady. Thanks for nugding me to rrad the terms and conditions

Hey John,? Here it is. Looking forward talking to you! Have a nice day!

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Targeting online / offline communities.

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##open Kitchen (2011-2015)
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Community Management using Facebook, Twitter , Wordpress and Mailchimp. + Facilitation of physical experiences in people’s houses.

Single Market Month (2013)

An experiment to “crowdsource” ideas from citizens on how to improve the EU Single Market.
Participated in, moderated and was responsible for ongoing online conversations about the future of the EU Single Market and related issues.
Add to conversations by providing links to reference material, articles and papers when appropriate.

Eures Network Community Management 2013-2014

Community Management (strategy and implementation) for a pan-european Eures Network. Training members of the Eures network on the effective use of social media tools via a distance learning.

EUSEW 2011-2012

Helped to build the first EU Sustainable Energy Week online community. Unlock and realise their digital potential by helping the client to understand the power of well-organized digital communities.

European Microcredit Association 2010-2011

Participate in, moderate and be responsible for ongoing online conversations about the future of the EU Microcredits.
Add to conversations by providing links to reference material, articles and papers when appropriate.

Web Editor Tipik 2005

Writing Articles for Europa Website.

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Hi everyone,

I am interested in this offer and I would apply.

I am multilingual, well organized, autonomous and enthusiastic with significant experience in the projects management and coordination as well as community management on international platforms. I am a member of the Internet Society. I have excellent communication skills, good experience in leading teams. Enjoy new challenges and experiences.
Please find in attachment my CV.

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@noemi Hi Noemi, I saw that you liked my application and I would love to know, whether it is taken into consideration and if my profile fits the requirements or not. Do you have any open questions in regards to my experience or motivation? When will you let us know, who is going on the training in April? Excited to hear from you!

There are some things that are appropriate for we managers to discuss in this topic and some that are not. One’s prospects is something that we do privately. Yes we are unconventional in some ways, but much of the process for making a hire has long worked-out protocols that make good sense to follow. If you have general questions about the project or the work, then we can probably be helpful. But past that, we will let you know in a separate message.


Hello Edgeryders!

Native Polish speaker here with very good knowledge of English. :smiley: I’m replying to your post because I love the idea of participating in a community project, I have some experience as community manager and I support the ideas of decentralization, privacy, inclusivity and protection and verification of data.

So far I’ve worked as community manager within two areas: cryptocurrencies and e-commerce (sustainable products). In both cases I was responsible for various social channels, creating and moderating discussions, creating content and popularizing ideas such as decentralization or sustainability. I believe I managed to do that in a civil and calm way, encouraging exchange of ideas and community creation.

My circle of friends naturally includes also people of similar interests, for example popularizing ideas and creating connections between nations with the help of literature foundation, working on various cryptocurrency projects and supporting decentralization and focusing on fraud elimination, as well as friends that support LGTB+ communities.

Please feel free to check my CV and reach out with any questions you might have.

Maja CV

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Hello everyone. First deep thanks to all of you who responded to this call. We have examined and considered each of you. We interviewed a number of you. A few of you are still being considered. But for now I am going to close this topic and move forward with the choices we have made.

We may put out another call, for this specific project or for another. In our projects we often look to this, our own network, for good people. And in the case of this Next Generation Internet project that is relevant to each one of us, when we open it to the public in May I hope you will participate.

In the meantime, again our sincere thanks.


Update April 10:
We have made the decision to hire one of the applicants and I will announce it soon. In going through this process, along with how we plan to conduct our outreach campaigns for this NGI Forward project, we have decided at this point to hire only the one person we chose. In making this decision we looked for a combination of specific knowledge, experience, skills, personality and “chemistry” (that intangible something that expresses itself between the lines so to speak).

So if you are not that person, then you can now know we have not selected you for this contract at this time.

Everyone who applied or responded is interesting, talented, likable and doing worthwhile work. So the fact that you were not chosen does not mean otherwise, nor does it mean that we will not have future contracts for which you might be the right person. I am sure that we will, and you will be welcome to apply for them as they get announced.

Again, thanks for your interest and I hope that you stay with us here on the Edgeryders platform and participate meaningfully in the network. Believe me, it helps.