• What are the criteria for being a good community manager?
  • What expectations can you have from a good community manager?
  • Where is the best place to look for someone to manage a starting community?
  • Do you look internally or externally when posting a job opening?
  • What level of affinity does a community manager need to have with the community's topic?
  • Is a community manager preferably an active member, or merely an overseeing moderator of a community?
  • What is the preferred compensation for a good community manager (ranging from volunteer to ...)?
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    That's likely too many questions to ask in a single post to elicit a good response. Perhaps narrow the focus? Nov 18, 2021 at 2:06
  • As @RockPaperLz-MaskitorCasket said, questions on SE tend to work best when you ask one question per post (or a closely related set of questions, such that an answer to one Q would naturally answer the others in the same post). As such, I'd suggest splitting this into a few posts: (1) What makes someone a good CM? (2) Where/how should I look for a CM? (3) What level of affinity does a CM need to have with the community's topic? (4) How engaged/active should a CM be in terms of participation in the community? [This could be part of #1 as well.] (5) What is the preferred compensation for a CM?
    – V2Blast
    Dec 21, 2021 at 20:06
  • That said, I'm not sure if all of those questions (especially the last one) are the best fit for the Stack Exchange format, so make sure to read the help center if you haven't already done so, especially the pages on what's on-topic for the site and what types of questions to avoid asking. Feel free to ask on Community Building Meta if you have other questions about how the site works that aren't already answered there. Welcome to the Community Building site!
    – V2Blast
    Dec 21, 2021 at 20:09