Apple Are Building a Newsroom Accessible From Your Device
Apple have posted a new job listing for editors for Apple News. Apple News is a new Flipboard-like app that will display stories from publications like Wired, The New York Times, and BuzzFeed. This will be included in the software update iOS 9 this Autumn.
Apple’s job requirements are as follows: an academic background in journalism, at least five years of working in a newsroom, and a “strong emphasis on mobile news delivery.”
“The Apple News team is looking for passionate, knowledgeable editors to help identify and deliver the best in breaking national, global, and local news. These editors will help News users find the best and most timely coverage of major news events, while also managing select categories based on their areas of professional expertise.”
The Apple News app will an “Explore” tab that will show content curated by Apple-employed editors, and a “For You” section that automatically suggests more stories to read based on the user’s reading habits.
Any publication, from an established magazine like Time, or a one-person blog, can submit to be part of Apple News, but how Apple’s human editors will curate content remains to be seen. During the public demo of Apple News, Wired’s next cover issue was shown alongside Daring Fireball, the independent blog run by Apple-focused writer John Gruber.
(Thank you to BiTech for the info!)