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Instagram Expanding With Journalist Hires

Jobs such as senior features editor requires extensive writing and editing background

Journalists are increasingly using social media and now social media to wants to use more journalists.

Instragram is the latest example of social platforms hiring TV and digital journalists. One opening — senior features editor — lists writing and editing experience as a must.

“Eight + years editing feature essays of established writers from a varied stylistic and content base of contributors, for a singular voice publication destined for a global audience,” the ad reads, followed by “writing and editing portfolio” required.

Instagram’s latest move expands on a trend of social platforms trying to create their own media units comprised of former journalists.

Twitter had a short-lived marriage with former CNN, NBC News and New York Times executive Vivian Schiller, who left in October after just 10 months on the job. Former Daily Beast and Newsweek senior writer, Jessica Bennett, has worked at both Tumblr and Facebook in recent years. And Facebook hired the former publicist for Katie Couric, Liz Wasden, in 2013, to run communications (she’s since moved on to BuzzFeed).

Instagram didn’t immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment regarding its increased hiring of journalists.

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