Draper Fisher Jurvetson
The Curation team is responsible for showcasing the best events and stories that unfold on Twitter. Its work, across multiple product surfaces including trends and Moments, makes it easy for users to experience only-on Twitter conversations and get the most out of the platform, regardless of which accounts they follow or don’t.
The Twitter Curation team sits within Twitter’s Consumer Product team, which works directly on developing the core Twitter product with users in mind.
We’re looking for a highly skilled editorial manager to lead a diverse team of curators located in Mexico City, New York, San Francisco and Toronto who are responsible for identifying the best Tweets, photos, and videos around the biggest real-world events and high-profile opportunities for English-speaking markets. The ideal candidate has solid experience managing in a digital newsroom, is passionate about people development and is familiar with using Twitter content to craft stories.
As with all senior editorial leaders, candidates will need to be available to work weeknights and weekends if the news cycle dictates.
Success in this role is measured by:
Driving a Curation strategy for content experiences that highlight the best content on Twitter and measurably resonate with Twitter’s users
Innovating new creative content opportunities that reflect strong the communities represented on Twitter in the Americas
Helping to develop and improve upon Curation workflows
Improving cross-language and cross-team collaboration
Engaging and retaining a high-performing team that has the ability to do their best work every day, is provided meaningful feedback and development opportunities and can collaborate and manage through conflict effectively
Develop and drive quarterly goals and a long-term vision for the Moments teams across the Americas
Build, motivate, and develop a team of experienced Curators with various language capabilities
Provide inspiration to the team to inject creativity in daily work and projects
Track metrics of success and hold self and team to a the highest standards of fairness, quality and accuracy
Focus on continuous tool and process improvement to increase curation efficiency
Collate and provide feedback that will help to drive new product improvements and experiences
Collaborate with the other senior leads globally to ensure consistency and alignment
Collaborate and partner with the local Content Partnerships teams to create a holistic strategy to drive revenue growth and user engagement
BA/BSc degree or equivalent education
Written and verbal fluency in English; other languages a plus
10 years of experience working in journalism
5 years of experience leading teams; experience with managing managers and remote team members a plus
Expertise and passion for coaching and developing individuals and managers
Experience managing editorial in one or more content areas (News, Sports, Entertainment, Music, etc)
Experience leading editorial composed of social media content strongly preferred
Extensive experience of using Twitter— preferably as a tool in reporting
Experience with newsgathering tools like Tweetdeck, Curator, Dataminr for News, etc preferred
We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
San Francisco Applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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