Curation Lead – Editorial Curation
Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it’s essential – for the world and for Twitter – to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it. In line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively filling roles in Ghana.
Our teams must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across Nigeria, and we can only do this by engaging local teams and tapping into their expertise and exceptional talent.
Who we are?
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.
Twitter’s Curation team sits within its Consumer Product team, which works directly on developing the core Twitter product with our customers in mind.
Who you are?
Twitter is looking for a passionate people manager to take on the role of Curation Lead for Nigeria. This person will manage a team that is focused on quickly, accurately and impartially summarizing complex conversations that are unfolding in real-time on Twitter and important to users in Nigeria.
The Lead for Nigeria will be responsible for overseeing the management of the team and driving key projects to ensure the team delivers on its goals and strategy.
This role is located in Accra, Ghana and focused on Nigeria. You may need to work weekends.
The ideal candidate will have experience in people and project management in journalism, content moderation or a similar industry. They will have a passion for growing and developing an ambitious, mission-driven group of individuals.
The ideal candidate for this role should have a deep, non-partisan, understanding of Nigerian news and politics. They should feel comfortable fact-checking content related to politics, social justice, medical science or local news.
They must be able to display an expert knowledge of media law and a strong understanding of Twitter’s role in the world as well as general knowledge across News, Sports and Entertainment verticals.
While this role is primarily focused on English and English Pidgin content, working proficiency in one or more of the following languages is an advantage: Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo.
Success in this role is measured by:
- Implementing Editorial Curation’s strategy for success on a market level
- Driving Curation’s involvement in cross-functional projects related to company priorities
- Building a positive, proactive and inclusive team culture that makes all Tweeps feel like their contribution matters
- Selecting, training and managing a team of Curators of varying levels of experience
- Ensuring the team has a well-rounded and diverse set of skills and knowledge
- Providing easy-to-understand, constructive feedback to help team and individual development
- Planning and optimizing the team’s schedules and working patterns
- Preparing at least six months in advance for major upcoming global events
- Identify new processes, tools and workflows to improve the effectiveness of team performance
- BA/BSc degree or equivalent experience
- Written and verbal fluency in English; other west African languages are a plus
- Excellent written communication skills
- 6-8+ years of experience working at management level in journalism, content moderation or similar
- Excellent understanding of the Nigerian political system
- Extensive experience of using Twitter, preferably as a tool in reporting
- Experience with news gathering tools like Tweetdeck, Dataminr for News, etc preferred but not required.
A few other things we value:
- Challenge – We work with Twitter’s product and standards teams to solve some of the industry’s hardest content problems. Come to be challenged, learn, and thrive as a curator.
- Diversity – Diversity makes us a better organization and team. We value diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.
- Work-Life Balance – We work hard, but we believe with hard work should come balance.
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