We here at blog central have watched as Trimet has slowly recognized the importance of social media. And we also know that Trimet has watched 'us' as we use the social media. (Trimet will never admit that they watch or learn anything from us but we know they do). Here is the latest attempt to wrestle the social media presence from the Trimet critics.
Portland ( Trimet/St Car) does have one the largest consumer presence on Twitter in the country. While Trimet does dominate the mainstream media which willingly publishes a tremendous volume of pro Trimet material, there is a substantial 'unhappy' (I wouldn't call it anti trimet because most of us including myself don't want Trimet dismantled, we just want a return to focus on transportation instead of property development and a renewed focus on people) presence on social media which has contributed to some minor defeats for the Trimet behemoth. (CRC, Tigard, Tualtin for example). Should our tax funds be used in this manner, of course not but this is government today. They use our tax funds to promote 'their' agenda, and their agenda is figuring out way to make the public believe in them. Trimet is very good in this area. They have a very good perception of what it takes to make people in this area 'believe in them'. Even if its a pile of horseshit
Job Opening: Web & Social Media Specialist (Part-Time)(Closes on 10/03/2014 at 5:00 pm)TriMet sent this bulletin at 09/19/2014 02:51 PM PDT TriMet is hiring a Part-Time Web & Social Media Specialist (30 hours per week).
The Web & Social Media Specialist supports the TriMet brand and drives customer engagement through the development and promotion of targeted and relevant digital content. Produce and maintain content for TriMet websites, print media and social channels that improves the rider experience, builds community, mobilizes advocates and raises public awareness of the benefits of transit. Perform select social media listening and community management functions. Perform web and service alert updates (including occasional evening and weekend duties). Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.
Job Opening: Web & Social Media Specialist (Part-Time)(Closes on 10/03/2014 at 5:00 pm)