Apply for Community Manager Position at Vinovest

Posted on February 26, 2021


Back in April of 2019 I announced the end of my journey with Sandwich Video and have been pursuing a life of a freelance creative since then. I've had ups and downs but I still feel like I'm on the cusp of something big! With some freelancing to pay the bills I've been able to focus creative attention working on televison projects with Kathryn.

For the first time I've been tempted to return to the life of a day job. As you probably know I love "alternative assets," (maybe because I am one?) and in my quest to own one of every kind of alternative asset I found Vinovest, a company that makes investing in wine accessible and easy. While looking into the company I saw they are hiring for a:

Community Manager

In what they posted under "What we're looking for" they have essentially defined my entire life:

  • Someone who is passionate about making investing in alternative assets more inclusive for all.
  • You love making connections and engaging folks in conversation, and understand how to build an authentic movement.
  • Someone who is deeply passionate about wine and investing. You have a solid grasp of investing fundamentals, and you also understand how to navigate these topics in a human and accessible way. You read all the newsletters, or maybe you even write your own.
I've only been freelancing and pursing bigger opportunities for about a year and a half. And while working as a community manager position at a wine investment platform is an amazing opportunity, I'm not sure it's worth giving up or delaying the goals I set out to accomplish when I left Sandwich Video.

Is it time for the publicly traded person to give up the dream and return to a regular job?

(of course even if this passes and I apply there is no guarantee of being offered the job, and even then there are a million things that could scuttle acceptance like benefits, salary, culture, etc.)

Past Discussion

awmahan ๐Ÿ’ผโ˜•๏ธ (51.0 shares, voted yes)
I vote aye, Hollywood is a fickle mistress and you might "feel on the cusp of something big" for 20 years. You can still work on interesting possibilities in your spare time, but so many people in LA are just waiting on that big break. What if it never comes?
FitCorgi (4.0 shares, voted yes)
Having worked in the film industry from 2004-2012 approximately, I experienced the crash early on in 2001 post 9/11, the crash of 2008, and the introduction of digital media which made film almost (not entirely) obsolete. I went to college in film and now now in a completely different line of work (third career change). If you donโ€™t mind the hustle and selling yourself like a used car salesman or lady of the night, then go for it. But especially with how things have been for the last year, stick to a for sure, stable position. People are still stuck home and people are drinking and will continue to.
Becki907 (21.0 shares, voted no)
Don't give up on your dream. While it sounds like a job you would enjoy, it feels like the easy way to go. Not the fun or adventurous way.
cecca โ˜•๏ธ (4.0 shares, voted yes)
I dunno if even a more standard day job is necessarily a โ€œsure, stable position,โ€ but I still think itโ€™s worth trying. And I agree, you can work on interesting possibilities in your spare time. Maybe it will distract you just enough to get more excited about the interesting possibilities that you have less time for.
wwwhitney (7.0 shares, voted no)
Absolutely not
awnelson17 โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ•ด (53.0 shares, voted yes)
Right up your alley, Mike.
handsome (20.0 shares, voted yes)
This sounds like a great gig at a place with a great and novel idea. Investing in wine is a great idea... as is investing in NES and SNES cartridges.
suesy_x (5.0 shares, voted yes)
This doesn't sound like a'regular'job to me but more like a dream job the will give you a lot of positive energy.
Nick Mershon (15.0 shares, voted yes)
What is the downside here? I don't see one. This is essentially what you've been doing here already.
Gustavo (4.0 shares, voted yes)
Hell yeah! Cool company and lots of synergies with your life's work. Ping me per email if you want me to connect you with some of the company's investors.
samuelcole (2.0 shares, voted no)
I just donโ€™t think alcohol is the future, and youโ€™ve had questions about your own alcohol habits as well. Ha, it would be different if it was CBD or something.
aharris (15.0 shares, voted yes)
why not apply
Claire L. Evans โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒด (81.0 shares, voted yes)
I think you might as well apply! You don't have to take the job if it's not a fit.
beau ๐Ÿ’ฏโ˜•๏ธโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒน (288.0 shares, voted yes)
You should absolutely apply because it's worth having another data point about your worth in the job market. Whether you accept or not if given an offer should be another vote. :)
Thomas King โ˜• (29.0 shares, voted no)
Believe in your dreams!
Zach ๐ŸŒดโ˜• (35.0 shares, voted yes)
I'm onboard but only because their work overlaps with alternative assets.
Douglas Dollars ๐Ÿ’ฏ (784.0 shares, voted no)
Echoing Claire's feedback. If this wins with Yes in favor, I recommend following it to the letter of the vote (simply applying). Which is a different thing than accepting and doing a full time job.
jfe1452 ๐Ÿƒ (25.0 shares, voted yes)
Definitely apply. But only if taking the job requires another vote.
jesserifkin โ˜•๏ธ (21.0 shares, voted yes)
molly โ˜• (11.0 shares, voted yes)
I feel like applying doesn't commit you to anything. You're in the luxury position of not "needing" the job. Why the heck not?