Monday, May 15, 2006

Revver is Hiring

Well... Our lil' baby is growing up. Check out the job listings for Revver. Parenthetically, some ethical "competitor monitoring" services use blogs and job listings to determine where a company is going strategically. But in Hollywood they bug offices (as evidenced by this May 8 issue of Newsweek). So while my wife was visiting Revver last week, I asked her to grab a few of the bugs that YouTube planted in Revver's main conference room in March. They're now sitting in my 2-year-old's room, causing some executive (picture Wilford Brimley on the 13th floor in "The Firm") to be very, very confused about Revver's hiring criteria.

So here's what we have listed at Revver:
1) Geek Jobs:
Senior System Administrator
Director of Software Development
Software Developer
Rob's Be-atch
Quality Assurance Specialist
Project Manager
IT Support Engineer
Sr DHTML Developer
2) Partner Relationships:
Network Development Coordinator
3) "Buy Our Ads" Department:
Coordinator - Advertising Sales / Sponsorship Content / Marketing
4) "Get Content" Team
Content Acquisitions Manager
Content Acquisition Coordinator
Content Acquisition Coordinator, Member Services
Community Manager
Content Reviewer / Editor

So what's insteresting is that we see a strong emphasis on content acquisition. Which means that Revver has realized that content is still king despite the anarchy of the web. What we should probably expect is that Revver does some bigger deals with small/mid-size content aggregators or emerging models. Revver is a big machine that requires input/output. It's not enough to count on amateur wackos like me to fill the machine, and the big content owners will try to do it without Revver. So Revver will need new models like ExpoTV, contest owners, and other players that have a lot of short-form material (animation would be perfect).

Why would you say no? You can always pull your content down if you decide to commercialize it yourself. And in the meanwhile you make some money, Revver makes some dough, advertisers get some cash, and viewers get something to do besides e-mail and reading dull blogs.

P.S. I didn't see that listing for East Coast VP of PR, Community, Business Development & Content. Qualifications... must be based near NYC, have 4 insane kids willing to be in videos, a wicked passion for online videos and an insatiable passion for online videos.
P.P.S. It's quite ironic that Blogger's spell check doesn't recognize the word "blogs."


At 5/18/2006 2:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks nice! Awesome content. Good job guys.


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