Storyful to create 30 jobs in new R&D centre

Investment will help the social media news agency exploit new opportunities

Storyful CEO Mark Little said that the creation of 30 new roles at the company’s Dublin headquarters is  critical to the company achieving its vision over the coming years. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill)

Storyful CEO Mark Little said that the creation of 30 new roles at the company’s Dublin headquarters is critical to the company achieving its vision over the coming years. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill)

 

Social media news agency Storyful is to create 30 jobs at a new R&D centre in its Dublin headquarters.

The investment will “bolster the company’s Dublin base as it enhances its technology infrastructure, allowing it to exploit new opportunities and target new markets” the company said today.

Commenting on the development Storyful chief executive officer Mark Little said: “We have ambitious plans for growth and innovation across platforms, and these new roles are critical to achieving our vision over the coming years. Dublin is our home, and we are excited at what’s to come.”

Recruitment for the technology roles will begin immediately and the Dublin office will acquire a dedicated R&D structure and an opportunity to implement a real step up in terms of the company’s core technology platform.

Storyful acquires video content it considers newsworthy and sells licenses for their use to organisations such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and ABC.

Founded by former RTE reporter Mark Little in 2010, Storyful was acquired by News Corp, the global diversified media and information services company led by Rupert Murdoch in December 2013, with a commitment to retain and grow Storyful’s Dublin headquarters.