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  • 13 Sep 2018
    Apple is looking for an editorial team to oversee its News app, featured on the iOS update coming out this fall   The latest iOS update will roll out pretty soon, iOS 9 is expected to be available on iPads and iPhones by fall, featuring some pretty amazing updates such as deeper search capabilities, optimal cloud storage, split screen multi-tasking, new gestures, and support for CarPlay. The update will also feature Apple’s News app that will comprise of a cover news page showcasing best stories of the day. The company, therefore, requires someone to overlook the process; the best stories have to be up there. Spotted by 9to5 Mac, Apple has a new job listing; the company wants a journalist in the picture.   Apple is obviously looking for the very best. The company's requirements are therefore in line with that as per the listing, Apple wants someone who has had ample experience as a journalist, someone who has at least a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communication, but a master’s degree is preferred. One of the requirements listed was:   "5+ years of newsroom experience with a strong emphasis on mobile news delivery and a deep knowledge of multiple content categories." The ideal candidate is described in the listing as:   "Successful editors will be ambitious, detail-oriented journalists with an obsession for great content and mobile news delivery. They will have great instincts for breaking news, but be equally able to recognize original, compelling stories unlikely to be identified by algorithms".   The News app will deliver news from The Guardian, the New York Times, The Economist, and the Financial Times; the news featured on the app will be the latest, most interesting stories with a special focus on the most recent news, therefore, a team of journalists is essential to personalize the service for users.   As Apple replaces its News Stand with the upcoming News App, it will also be competing directly with Facebook’s Instant Article service which was also announced a week back; the company struck a deal with publishers to publish news directly from the social network as opposed to just hosting the content on its network.   Even in the past Apple took editors on board to supervise the games and apps featured on the App Store homepage. Last year, the company hired Founder of AanadTech, also a respected journalist, and earlier this year, former MacWorld editor, Chris Breem, was also hired by the company. Reportedly, the two were hired to oversee public relations efforts of the company.   It seems that more companies are now venturing into this arena, everyone wants an editor on board; Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Snapchat have all taken high-profile reporters onboard. Notably, Uber is looking to tell its story as well.
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  • Apple is looking for an editorial team to oversee its News app, featured on the iOS update coming out this fall   The latest iOS update will roll out pretty soon, iOS 9 is expected to be available on iPads and iPhones by fall, featuring some pretty amazing updates such as deeper search capabilities, optimal cloud storage, split screen multi-tasking, new gestures, and support for CarPlay. The update will also feature Apple’s News app that will comprise of a cover news page showcasing best stories of the day. The company, therefore, requires someone to overlook the process; the best stories have to be up there. Spotted by 9to5 Mac, Apple has a new job listing; the company wants a journalist in the picture.   Apple is obviously looking for the very best. The company's requirements are therefore in line with that as per the listing, Apple wants someone who has had ample experience as a journalist, someone who has at least a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communication, but a master’s degree is preferred. One of the requirements listed was:   "5+ years of newsroom experience with a strong emphasis on mobile news delivery and a deep knowledge of multiple content categories." The ideal candidate is described in the listing as:   "Successful editors will be ambitious, detail-oriented journalists with an obsession for great content and mobile news delivery. They will have great instincts for breaking news, but be equally able to recognize original, compelling stories unlikely to be identified by algorithms".   The News app will deliver news from The Guardian, the New York Times, The Economist, and the Financial Times; the news featured on the app will be the latest, most interesting stories with a special focus on the most recent news, therefore, a team of journalists is essential to personalize the service for users.   As Apple replaces its News Stand with the upcoming News App, it will also be competing directly with Facebook’s Instant Article service which was also announced a week back; the company struck a deal with publishers to publish news directly from the social network as opposed to just hosting the content on its network.   Even in the past Apple took editors on board to supervise the games and apps featured on the App Store homepage. Last year, the company hired Founder of AanadTech, also a respected journalist, and earlier this year, former MacWorld editor, Chris Breem, was also hired by the company. Reportedly, the two were hired to oversee public relations efforts of the company.   It seems that more companies are now venturing into this arena, everyone wants an editor on board; Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Snapchat have all taken high-profile reporters onboard. Notably, Uber is looking to tell its story as well.
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