Announcing plans for the continued growth of its Dublin base at the official opening ceremony of its company headquarters, Social media agency Storyful also announced several current job openings in the Dublin-based headquarters. These range from paid internships to senior-level positions.
Storyful which was founded in Dublin in 2010 began as a discovery and verification service for the social news space. News Corp, which acquired the company in 2013, has invested more than €10 million into the company since the acquisition, funding an expansion .
In attendance at the opening was Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor and IDA Ireland CEO, Martin Shanahan, the company’s three-year strategy for 2016 – 2018 is anticipating continued growth in product, technology and creative departments.
Since the start of 2016 Storyful has already welcomed 30 new employees in Dublin in different functions, including Product, Creative, Business Operations, Legal and Finance.
Storyful’s HQ is home to half of the Executive team and many key leadership positions including its Director of News, Financial Controller, Head of HR, Director of Intelligence and Storyful’s full suite of Product Owners
Speaking at the opening ceremony IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said “Storyful is at the cutting edge of real-time news reporting in the social media age. It’s a fantastic development to see the company diversify and apply its expertise in the creative arena. This expansion is a testimony to the Storyful team, and Ireland’s mix of digital, creative and technical talent.’
Lisa McDonald was recently appointed by Storyful as its first Chief Creative Officer based in Dublin. Lisa joins Storyful from PSG Communications Limited where she served as Creative Director and sat on the Board.