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Goldman Sachs, the bank described as a "giant vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity", is looking for a social media community manager. The role of the job, as the title suggests, will be to "foster a positive community".

A third of the time will be spent devleoping community strategy, and 60 per cent will involve "listening and reporting" using "social listening tools". Who wouldn't want to be on the end of that particular pipe of Web2.0rhea?

The job description does hint that part of the work will involve "safeguarding social media properties from offensive or off-topic comments".

No salary is mentioned. A former Goldman Sachs manager who recently resigned alleged some of the bank's staff described clients as "muppets", one of which could make a playfully ironic avatar for its tweet-less Twitter feed.

Rolling Stone magazine described the investment bank as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money" in 2009; but then you'd be surprised if an investment bank wasn't doing that. Another amusing take on Goldman Sachs by Michael Lewis can be found here. ®

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