Help Wanted: Twitter Is Looking for a Tweeter in Chief

The winning candidate will run the main @Twitter account

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Twitter is looking for a Tweeter in Chief, and it doesn’t mean President Donald Trump.

The social network posted a job listing for someone to run its main Twitter account, @Twitter.

While Twitter is headquartered in San Francisco, the next Tweeter in Chief can also be located in New York or any of the social network’s other offices in the U.S.

Twitter wrote in the job description, “You’ll set the tone of who we are and how we act, and talk to people on Twitter. No big deal.”

Culture is a huge focus, as well, with the social network writing, “You’ll be writing the tweets for @Twitter, setting the editorial direction and leading a team of incredible community managers. So, every day, you’ll be reacting to culture, as it happens. You are extremely plugged into Twitter culture, stan culture and culture in general.”

The job listing also stressed community building, storytelling and writing, and it listed the following requirements:

  • You love Twitter and are passionate about our purpose and story.
  • Proven track record of leading the voice/social copywriting for influential brands, with a particular emphasis on Twitter. Show us tweets!
  • Razor sharp editing skills; can digest the Twitter voice and apply to everything you do.
  • Immersed in Twitter culture; you should know what’s happening before we do!
  • Understanding of the broader marketing landscape.
  • A desire to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment.
  • Resourcefulness, attention to detail and comfort offering solutions and clarity where there is ambiguity.
  • Proficiency crafting creative, inspiring stories that communicate complex concepts simply
  • FUN!

Those who think they have the chops to migrate their current Twitter activities over to the main Twitter account will go through a three-step hiring process.

Recruiters will place introductory calls to those who survive the first cut. Candidates who advance will have phone interviews with one or two people. Finally, those who make it to the last group will have one or two on-site interviews with anywhere from five to 10 people. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
Publish date: May 29, 2019 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT