Rumor: Facebook wants to hire editors for their future news app

Posted Jan 28, 2014

Facebook is rumored to be hiring people to start telling you what news stories that should be read on the social network. Facebook has been reportedly hiring contract editors to work on “Paper,” which is an unreleased Flipboard-like news mobile app that the company is working on internally reported Re/Code.

The editors will maintain 10 news verticals around a range of topics and curate the best news stories around a specific subject. The editors will hand-pick the stories.

The news stories will contain rich media with Facebook status updates and Instagram photos surrounding them. This is a passion project driven by Facebook VP of Product Chris Cox.