You Don't Need To Be A Computer Genius To Get These Jobs At Facebook

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Facebook is one of the most important technology companies of the 21st century.Most people probably think you have to be a computer genius to work at a company like that.

But this isn’t the case! In fact, Facebook has a huge advertising staff, recruiting staff and just about everything in between.

That means if you want to work at Facebook, there are still plenty of chances to do so.

We’ve assembled a list of some of the best jobs at Facebook that require less programming experience. Fire up your browser if you see your job on this list.

Executive assistants help Facebook's top executives manage their lives.

Like Mark Zuckerberg's executive assistant Anikka Fragodt, you'll be helping an executive spend more time what he or she does best -- thinking and developing products.

You'll be managing 'time optimization' for the office head's calendar, coordinate his or her travel plans and plan communication amongst other executives. You'll also be managing the office.

Apply here.

Facebook hires a bunch of people to run business operations.

Like any profit-generating company, Facebook is always looking for ways to improve its business. So it hires business operations analysts to find spots it can make even more money.

If you take the job, you'll be looking at places Facebook can expand, streamlining the operations, figuring out which marketing strategies work and basically finding new ways for Facebook to make more money.

Apply here.

Legal counselors make sure Facebook stays out of regulatory trouble.

Facebook has to interact with the government on a pretty much daily basis -- and not always over privacy concerns. It has huge infrastructure requirements and that often requires special relationships with local governments to deploy and manage smoothly.

Legal counselors draft and manage relationships for the purpose of IP transit, hardware purchase and leasing, software licensing, and a number of other things Facebook needs to make sure the company keeps running smoothly and out of regulatory trouble.

Apply here.

Facebook has finance managers that run the supply chain.

Facebook has to build at on of data centres and servers to manage the tsunami of data it collects on a daily basis. Hosting millions of photos means Facebook needs to regularly update, upgrade and spin up new data centres.

That means Facebook -- like Apple and other hardware companies -- has to make sure it has a strong supply chain to keep its server and infrastructure costs down.

Apply here.

Recruiters make sure there's fresh talent at Facebook.

There's a war raging between the top tech companies of Silicon Valley for programming and design talent. This is especially true between Google and Facebook, which routinely poach each others' employees. That's also spreading to college campuses, too.

Facebook has been pretty successful thanks to its recent gigantic IPO, but Facebook has also brought on board a bunch of recruiters. Recruiters are there to make sure Facebook has access to fresh talent and are scouting the playing field for the best potential employees.

Apply here.

Facebook hires human resources personnel to manage its gigantic workforce.

Facebook employs more than 3,000 employees -- and when you have that many personalities under a single roof, there are bound to be a few clashing personalities.

Luckily, like most other big tech companies, Facebook has wised up enough to hire a staff to manage complaints and conflicts. These require a true 'people person' -- not always a computer genius.

Apply here.

Designers don't have to be technical geniuses.

Some of the best designers in the world aren't necessarily programmers. Facebook knows this. That's why it's willing to make a little bit of an exception for some of the best designers.

You'll need to know how to do some simple web designing and coding, but Facebook is really looking for product-driven visionaries that will come up with ideas that Facebook's programming army can actualize into features Facebook users will love.

Apply here.

Facebook creates a ton of editorial content, too.

There is a bit of an editorial touch when it comes to Facebook too -- what content makes it onto the site and what Facebook passes over. Facebook even has a very prolific blog.

It hires content strategists that help direct Facebook's editorial voice and the content that appears on Facebook. Writers, this is your time to shine.

Apply here.

Facebook hires people to manage Facebook's message.

Like any big company, Facebook has to have a staff ready to deal with the press and other inquiring minds. It has to make sure its message -- one of a more open, connected world -- isn't diluted.

That's where Facebook's corporate communications staff comes in. It'll be your job to run point and make sure Facebook is getting its message across clearly to the public.

Apply here.

Facebook has advocates and marketers for its development platform.

The Facebook Platform is one of the most important parts of Facebook's business. It lets other companies and entrepreneurs literally build entire businesses, like Zynga, on top of Facebook.

So Facebook has an entire staff dedicated to making sure product launches on the platform run smoothly and Facebook's platform developers are kept happy.

Apply here.

Facebook is hiring payments analysts.

Payments is rapidly growing to become one of Facebook's most important sources of revenue.

It's in Facebook's best interest to encourage as many developers as possible use its payments system, since Facebook gets a cut of each transaction.

So Facebook hires a bunch of people to manage relationships with those developers and encourage them to use Facebook payments.

Apply here.

Facebook has a fleet of account executives and account managers for advertisers.

Advertisements are currently Facebook's biggest source of revenue. So Facebook has to make sure that its platform still plays nice with advertisers, and make sure advertisers see it as a viable alternative to Google.

So Facebook has a fleet of account executives and managers to make sure those relationships with advertisers stay healthy.

Apply here.

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