Facebook is looking for journalists to hire for a new News tab. The company, long criticized for fake news on its platform, may be taking this step to improve its reputation.
Facebook announced that it is looking for experienced journalists to become news curators by sharing 3 job advertisements. News curators will publish important news of the day they choose from among the contents of the publishers on the platform, develop plans for news events, analyze data to inform the news strategy department, and will work with product teams to improve the experience.
Two of the specified vacancies are located in the United States, while another is located in London. Applicants are expected to have a four-year bachelor’s degree, while they are also expected to have more than 5 years of experience in journalism. These candidates, who are expected to have excellent news reasoning, are also looking for experience in digital journalism.
The upcoming team is expected to consist of a small number of people. For now, it remains unclear how many journalists Facebook will hire, with fewer than 10 members of the team predicted. At this point, the Apple News team consists of 30 people.
In the meantime, Facebook’s team of journalists will be tasked with selecting articles for the most widely read news category. Therefore, the task of journalists is to be more of a curator than a cure than content. Let’s add that the categories in the tab will often be determined by the algorithm. In this determination, the algorithm will take into account the pages that people follow and the news that they are already sharing or interacting with.
The team is led by Campbell Brown, director of Facebook’s news partnerships. However, the team will work independently of the team that added the publishers to the platform.
It is worth noting that the company is doing its best to add major publishers to the New News tab expected to be released in the United States in late October. offers up to $3 million a year to post on Facebook throughout.
Publishers who have long had strained relationships with the company due to algorithm changes in Facebook and income imbalance can change their minds as the social network prioritizes publisher content.