The Administration in 140 Characters

The Democratic National Committee last week announced a new job opening sure to invite a flood of responses. The position? <a href="http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/socnetsmanager" target="blank">Social networks manager</a>, otherwise known as Barack Obama's twitterer.

The Democratic National Committee last week announced a new job opening sure to invite a flood of responses. The position? Social networks manager, otherwise known as Barack Obama's twitterer.

The new hire will work with the DNC/Organizing for America new media staff to manage the President's Twitter, Facebook and MySpace accounts, which have 3.3 million followers, 7.5 million fans and 1.9 million friends, respectively. The successful applicant will have campaign organizing experience, a background in social media and the drive to work beyond a typical 9-to-5 schedule. Hopefuls need only submit basic biographical information and upload a resume.

While Obama's campaign pages and the White House feed are well-established, Twitter also has a few new faces in the administration. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, New Media Director Macon Phillips and Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton all joined the site in the past month and are tweeting their thoughts, 140 characters at a time.

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