Lets hold a contest. People submit a video giving the reason they would want to work on Channel 9 and what Channel 9 means to them and what they would do to help improve channel 9. Jeff and team view the videos and choose the best ones and conduct video
interviews of the ones they pick. Then we (the C9 community) grade these videos on who we think the next top C9'er will be and Jeff and team make their decision. It cuts down on applications and HR hunting. To qualify applicants must have been a Channel
9 member and participator for at least a year. Make it like a web reality show.
in a perfect world that would be fun...
but I bet that Legal and HR would have a huge fit over that idea...
This is an excellent idea...but the problem is that the outcome really hinges on who is in charge of the hiring, and I don't think community input would be much of a factor, unfortunately. In fact, if Scoble was still involved, and was in charge of hiring,
the community input would be completely irrelevant.