You may have had doubts about Twitter being THE place for news, but the microblogging platform is pretty sure of itself. So sure, in fact, it’s seeking a high profile “Head of News and Journalism” to join its team.
So tell that curmudgeony luddite you know (and we all know a few) that must be dragged kicking and screaming into the Twittersphere that it’s time for an attitude adjustment. Or a career change.
This is definitely one for our “cool jobs” list (check that out if you’ve missed it).
In light of Twitter’s “integral role in the evolution of the news industry,” the microblogging platform is looking for a Head of News and Journalism to be master of everything ‘breaking news:’
You will be responsible for devising and executing the strategies that make Twitter indispensable to newsrooms and journalists, as well as an essential part of the operations and strategy of news organizations and TV news networks. You should have a strong vision for the broad potential of Twitter and news, while also being able to rigorously manage and scale the news team’s daily impact.
You will be also Twitter’s representative to the News industry. You will manage Twitter’s partnerships with newsrooms in the United States as well its relationships with journalists. You will be responsible for representing Twitter at industry events.
You must have deep experience leading teams in reporting, editing or managing journalists, as well as a strong record of executing strategic partnerships.
If you have a minimum of 15 years in news in editorial or journalism, 10 years of managing teams and at least 5 years executing strategic partnerships and connections up the wazoo (that’s not an official requirement), check out the position here and apply with a quickness, as THIS is the job of a lifetime and competition will be fierce.
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