The Position
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.

The Curation team contextualizes content related to topics of interest including misinformation, politics, breaking global news, entertainment and sports, and we’re looking for a skilled Curator to help us identify the best Tweets, photos, and videos in real-time around those topics in Nigeria.

Who you are?

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, medical science or local news. They must also be capable of quickly and accurately identifying the best Twitter content across multiple verticals including News, Sports and Entertainment. In addition to curation, members of this team work collaboratively and are encouraged to support curation and projects of other 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.

This role is based in Accra, Ghana and focused on Nigeria. You may need to work weekends.

Core skills:

Identifying the best Twitter content related to local news and/or global conversations

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, under deadline

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

Responsibilities:

Curate live updates around various topics and events across civic integrity, local news, misinformation, entertainment and sports for Twitter customers

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 stakeholders to create strategies for key events in West Africa time zone

Qualifications
Must haves:

Strong real-time news judgment: Able to provide timely and accurate coverage of the most impactful conversations on the platform.

Excellent editing skills. Can quickly identify ways to improve copy and effectively communicate changes while working with others in the team.

Use Twitter and very familiar with the product

Experience in online content moderation

Excellent understanding of the Nigerian political system

Deadline-oriented and thrives in fast-paced, changing environments

Fluency and ability to read and write in English and Pidgin English

Nice to haves:

An interest in Machine Learning and Human-in-the-Loop technology

Multilingual in additional Nigerian languages like Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa

Experience or aptitude for news gathering tools like Tweetdeck, Dataminr for News preferred but not required.

Experience with JIRA

Company Description
Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it is 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 Africa, and we can only do this by engaging local teams and tapping into their expertise and exceptional talent.

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