West Coast - US Curator

Twitter Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

West Coast - US Curator

Locations

Seattle, San Francisco

Company description

Twitter is committed to serving the public conversation by helping users of our product stay informed, inform others, and discuss what matters. Our Curation team is on a mission to better facilitate this through the curation of the best, most relevant, and timely content that reaches, engages, and delights one of the largest daily audiences in the world!

The Curation team contextualizes topics of interest including breaking news, politics, health, social justice, sports and entertainment. We're looking for a skilled Curator to help us identify and contextualize the best Tweets, photos, and videos in real-time around those topics.

The ideal candidate for this role should have a deep, non-partisan, understanding of US news and politics. They should feel comfortable verifying content related to politics, social justice or health. They must also be capable of quickly and accurately identifying the best Twitter content across multiple verticals and writing informative context as well as peer-reviewing the work of colleagues.

Our Curation team works hard to present and reflect outstanding content experiences and conversations in real-time to Twitter users.

Job description

Core skills:

  • Identifying the best conversations and events on Twitter, with a particular emphasis on US news and politics

  • Effective verbal and written communication. Can present to broader team on specific projects

  • A basic understanding of "content quality" and the data and Curation Standards by which we might judge and measure that within a product surface

  • Is able to prioritize work effectively, with time pressure

  • Is capable of, and receptive to, giving and receiving constructive feedback

Responsibilities:

  • Curate live updates around political topics and global breaking news events

  • Weave together stories from sequences of Tweets

  • Identify events and emerging trends on Twitter that will drive unique content experiences

  • Work cross-collaboratively with teammates and internal partners to create strategies for key events in the Pacific time zone

Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of high-quality, unbiased reporting

  • Work experience: Proven ability working in the field of journalism

  • Extensive experience using Twitter as a discovery tool, with familiarity of the various communities on the platform

  • Experience curating content (Tweets) in real-time or for publishing

  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends

  • Experience with news gathering tools like Tweetdeck, Dataminr for News, etc preferred but not required.

Additional information

Job opportunities should be equal. We don't discriminate. Period. In legal terms, that means: Twitter is an equal opportunity employer and doesn't discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

San Francisco applicants: In response to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we'd like to mention that we consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Engineering hiring process

Step 1

Once your application is received, a recruiter will reach out pending your qualifications are a match for the role.

Step 2

If your background is a match, you may have 1-2 technical phone interviews or be given the chance to provide a work sample depending on the role.

Step 3

If the phone interviews go well or your work sample is strong, the final step includes interviews with 5-6 people via a video conference call.

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