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University fires $100k/year social media director for lying on resume

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WolvEagle, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    http://www.annarbor.com/news/jordan-miller/

    Turns out that the University of Michigan's social media director, who pulled $100,000 a year (seriously), resigned because she lied on her resume - she said she graduated from college; she didn't - she was one incomplete away.

    Well, she and her ex-husband are in a bitter custody dispute - he can't see their son - so he turned her in for her lie.

    She also was a reporter at The Ann Arbor News and its successor, annarbor.com.

    She's getting barbecued in the readers' comments - and the Reddit comments are very, very interesting.

    Bottom line - don't lie!
     
  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Where is the info about her husband, etc.?
     
  4. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Here's the Michigan Daily story:

    http://www.michigandaily.com/news/12social-media-director-resigns-amid-allegations11

    Here's the Reddit link (citizenthrowawayx is her ex-husband):

    http://www.reddit.com/r/uofm/comments/14f6ef/um_social_media_director_jordan_miller_lies_on

    Here's her resume and proof she didn't graduate:

    http://imgur.com/a/RLn96
     
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Now the wife has weighed in. Jesus.
     
  6. Seems like both her and her ex-husband are trainwrecks. Also, why is everyone who attended college but didn't get a degree is a just a class short of graduating?
     
  7. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    One hundred THOUSAND dollars?
     
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This does not end well.
     
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Given the relative importance of social media to its target clientele - and as a student recruiting tool - $100K for the director's position at a prestigious school this size doesn't seem out of line.

    That said, this doesn't make the news if the job pays $42.5.
     
  10. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Wonder how many people will apply for this? A U-M spokesman said that it will be posted.

    $100k a year for tweeting? Seriously?
     
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    The job seems to require more than tweeting.

    www.annarbor.com/news/university-of-michigan-to-hire-social-media-director/
     
  12. Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+. Plus keeping tabs on different social media accounts departments set up.
     
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