Posted by Willy Franzen on September 23, 2008. Jobs updated daily.
|Senior Back End Engineer|
New York, NY
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New York, NY
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|Marketing Communications Manager|
|Narrative Design Manager|
|Developer Marketing Manager, Gaming|
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|Social Media Specialist (Remote - 1099)|
Fort Lauderdale, FL
|Marketing Content Developer|
I didn’t even know what PowerPoint was until I got to college. Then during my first semester of Freshman year, I was expected to deliver a presentation to a professor in .ppt format. I had no idea what that was. I eventually figured it out, and put together an ugly presentation that apparently was good enough in comparison to the rest of my classmates’ presentations to get an A. I guess that I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t familiar with PowerPoint. Throughout the rest of college, I used PowerPoint again and again to deliver presentations. I almost started liking it. No, that’s not true at all. I never liked it, but I know some people who actually enjoy putting together slides for presentations. I call these people geeks (mostly because they call their presentations “decks”). SlideShare is like YouTube for geeks. It lets you embed your PowerPoint presentations online and share them with the world.
There are two kinds of entry level jobs. There are the ones where you make Excel spreadsheets all day, and there are the ones where you make PowerPoint presentations all day. Actually, there’s a third kind of entry level jobs – the awesome ones at SlideShare where you help the entry level employees who make PowerPoint presentations all day share their work with the world. SlideShare secured $3 million in funding in May, and they’ve been expanding their team since. Awesome jobs at SlideShare include Operations Engineer, Web Application Developer, Backend Software Engineer, and Content & Community Manager. All of these jobs require specific knowledge, but they should be great fits for many new college grads. The first 3 are clearly very techie, but the last one (Content & Community Manager) should appeal to a wide range of Internet savvy marketing/PR/communications types.
If you are a geek who loves “decks,” then a job at SlideShare is for you. They’re located in San Francisco, CA, and you can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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