Digital media start-up NewsWhip is to create 25 new research and development jobs in Dublin, the company revealed today (3 September).
NewsWhip has developed cutting-edge story detection technologies that are used by premier news organisations like the BBC, The Guardian and The Washington Post, to name a few.
The new positions created by the company include roles in machine learning, development, design, front-end development, infrastructure and project and product managers. The company said it hopes that this will attract new skills to continue growing and improving NewsWhip’s five main products.
NewsWhip was founded in 2010 by CEO Paul Quigley and CTO Andrew Mullaney.
Design thinking at NewsWhip
NewsWhip’s head of product Dr Krystian Samp said that the new hires will join a team driven by design thinking, user research and collaboration.
“We are specifically interested in increasing the resolution of insights that can be drawn from our data,” Dr Samp said.“Our products will become better at detecting strong social signals in their early stage. Content – even from the most obscure sources – will be surfaced if it is relevant to you.
“We’ll also look deeper into content itself to tell you about trending topics, companies, people and events.”
The new roles will expand NewsWhip’s team to 50 people.
NewsWhip recently took on a US$1.6m investment from a number of investors, including the Associated Press, 500 Startups, Tribal.vc, Matter, Social Starts, the SaaS Syndicate and the UK Technology Syndicate.
Explaining the R&D expansion, NewsWhip CTO and co-founder Andrew Mullaney said: “The goal is to add more layers of intelligence and data so that our products become indispensable to our clients.
“The new staff can look forward to challenges that they can take ownership of, getting to solve cutting-edge problems that they can see in the real world.”