BBC creates social media editor role

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The BBC is creating a new job, Social Media editor, the Guardian reports.

It comes as part of the BBC’s relaunch of their website, which will be geared towards social media news.

Nick Newman, the BBC’s future media and technology controller, said: “We recognise social media plays an important part. With the new position we are co-ordinating best practice. We think that the decision to appoint a social media editor is the best way to understand what works.”

The editor will be responsible for changing the way BBC News works, he said, rather than simply scanning social networks for news.

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