The process was pretty lengthy, consisting of several phone interviews with the Regional Marketing Manager (who is stationed in Chicago), the National Marketing Manager (also out of Chicago) and a few senior Community Managers in other cities. Then the Regional Manager flew to St. Louis to meet me. Once that happened, she had me speak to the COO in San Francisco over a quick conference call and I was offered the job the next day.The position is actually a full-time, salaried gig. I put in notice to my recruiting job back in early November and helped to find my replacement. So now I work remotely from home -- there is no Yelp St. Louis office. Most Community Managers work from home, except those in San Francisco (HQ) and New York. It's taking me awhile to adjust, but they have a pretty regimented schedule. And I love working in my p.j.'s! Right now, my job is to stay active in the community, forge relationships with business owners, encourage people to Yelp, start drafting up some Weekly Yelps, which start circulation in January, gather together a Yelp Elite Squad for 2010 and serve as a Yelp role model for the STL site.It's an exciting job, but definitely takes over your life! Mike [Mike Tomko, her boyfriend] says I have "freelancer complexion" (i.e., you can tell the days when I don't leave the house...all pasty and white!) and there is temptation to be on the laptop all day. But Yelp encourages all of the CM's to get out and have a life.
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