According to the microblogging platform, India will be one of the first countries in which Twitter will pilot a new approach to building a market presence team to “tailor” its global product to the needs of the region.
Twitter is looking for a “in-house designer” as part of its strategy, even as the social media giant is rushing over time to appoint key executives in line with new IT regulations. While the job listings in the Careers section of Twitter show the Director of Compliance, Hub and Resident Complaints Officer positions open in India, there is also an open position for Staff Designer – Global Engagement India.
Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director of Twitter India, also tweeted about the post. In his tweet, he said the company is hiring employees in the country and has invited suitable candidates for design in India and design in India.
In a job description for Staff Designer – Global Engagement India, Twitter said the selected candidate will help the company develop and implement a customized product strategy for Twitter in India with the support of a dedicated local team. “India is one of Twitter’s key markets and will be one of the first countries in which we will test this new approach to building a market presence team to locally tailor our global product to the needs of a specific region,” it said.
Twitter has 1.75 million users in India, according to figures recently released by the government.
The social media platform said on its website that the in-house designer from India is expected to help customize Twitter for customers in the country, as well as “identify gaps in our global product strategy and ensure Twitter’s success and local relevance. country”. The in-house designer will work with a horizontal cross-functional team covering everything from design to business development and product marketing.
However, the timing of the implementation of the new approach was not mentioned. Twitter declined to comment on requests in this regard.
Twitter earlier this week told the Indian government that it is in an advanced stage of finalizing the appointment of a Chief Compliance Officer, as required by the new IT regulations, and that it will provide additional details within a week.
In its response to the latest government notice, Twitter said it is making every effort to comply with the new regulations, but cannot do so due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement this week, Twitter said it has assured the Indian government that the platform is doing its best to comply with the new guidelines and a review of progress has been duly posted. New IT regulations for social media, which came into effect last month, oblige major platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to conduct more scrutiny and make these digital platforms more accountable for their content. The policy requires major social media intermediaries – those with more than 50,000 users – to appoint a Complaints Officer, Officer in Charge, and Chief Compliance Officer. These employees must be residents of India. In addition, social media companies will be required to remove flagged content within 36 hours and remove content marked as nudity and pornography within 24 hours.
The social media firm has clashed with the government on several occasions, including during a protest by farmers and then when it labeled the political posts of several leaders of the ruling BJP as “media manipulated.”
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