Country Lead, Editorial Curation MENA (London)

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.

Job Description

Twitter is committed to serving the public conversation by helping people 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.

Twitter’s Curation team sits within its Consumer Product team, which works directly on developing the core Twitter product with our customers in mind. 

We are looking for a passionate people manager to take on the role of MENA Country Lead. This person will manage a team that is focused on quickly, accurately and impartially summarising complex conversations that are unfolding in real-time on Twitter.

The Country Lead 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 can be remote in the UK or located in our London office. 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.

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 Arabic content, working proficiency in one or more of the following languages is an advantage: Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Tagalog, Tamil and Hindi.

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

  • Hiring, 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications

 

  • BA/BSc degree or equivalent experience

  • Written and verbal fluency in English; other languages a plus

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • 6-8+ years of experience working at management level in journalism, content moderation or similar

  • Extensive experience of using Twitter, preferably as a tool in reporting

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

Additional Information

We care about making work happy and productive for everyone, with a permanent option to work remotely or regularly work from home when our offices reopen; a home office expense budget; wellness benefits; regular #NoMeetingFridays; and six months of parental leave. 

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.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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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