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Twitter to create 12 jobs as it scales up Irish operations


Twitter. Photo: Thinkstock

Twitter. Photo: Thinkstock

Twitter. Photo: Thinkstock

MICRO-BLOGGING site Twitter is to create 12 jobs here as it begins ramping up its Irish operation.

The company, which opened a Dublin office last year, is advertising for a dozen roles in sales and client support, as well as IT and support staff, but is expected to increase recruitment in the coming months.

Twitter would not reveal the packages offered to successful candidates but they are expected to at least match terms given by the likes of Google and Facebook. The average salary of a Google employee in Dublin is more than €60,000.

Most of the jobs advertised require a degree or equivalent experience and several look for a second language, as well as a passion for Twitter and a "sense of humour -- it's going to be a wild ride".

A spokesman for the company said the expansion was coming on the back of its "Promoted Products" advertising, which it launched two years ago, but started to roll out in the UK last year.

"Later this year, we will begin selling 'Promoted Products' in The Netherlands and Spain to serve the growing demands of advertisers in those markets and are now starting to build the sales team to provide support," he said.

Twitter's Dublin operation is headed up by former Google staffer Stephen McIntyre.

The company has been operating out of serviced offices in the city centre but is expected to move into more permanent offices sooner rather than later.

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