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Content Insights Specialist

News Break

News Break

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

About NewsBreak

NewsBreak is redefining the way users interact with local news and their communities. By bridging local users, local content creators, and local businesses, our mission is to foster safer, more vibrant, and authentically connected lives. Through robust collaborations with thousands of local publishers and businesses across the nation, NewsBreak is revolutionizing how a new wave of readers access and engage with essential, locally sourced content & information.

Since our inception in 2015, our trajectory has been nothing short of remarkable. We proudly stand as the nation’s premier local news app.

As a Series-C unicorn startup, our headquarter nestles in the tech hub of Mountain View, California, with other offices in New York City and Seattle. For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

Onsite 4 days in our Mountain View, CA office required.

About the role

As a Content Insights Specialist at NewsBreak, you will join our robust Content Understanding team, and play a pivotal role in shaping how our content meets the diverse needs of our audiences. This position bridges content strategy and technology, facilitating the delivery of innovative and trustworthy content products.


  • Analyze various content formats and synthesize insights from both platform and user perspectives.
  • Utilize a blend of machine learning techniques and manual interventions to enhance content understanding, including model clustering, annotation, and quality assessments.
  • Develop and apply a robust measurement framework and metrics, collaborating closely with raters using defined rating templates to ensure content quality and integrity .
  • Contribute to the development of systems that integrate content, content providers, and users to support functions like content recommendation, strategic planning, and ecosystem monitoring.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, Linguistics, Digital Media, Library and Information Science, Communications, Creative Writing, English, or a related field. At least 1-2 years of experience in operations or strategy is preferred.
  • Proven commitment to data accuracy and a meticulous approach to information verification and validation.
  • Excellent logical thinking and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to analyze issues, summarize findings, identify opportunities, and drive continuous improvement.
  • Solid understanding of journalism principles and ethics, with the capability to critically analyze news content and stay current with global events.
  • Deep engagement with content products, with a preference for candidates who are avid users and lovers of such products.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to function effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity and tackling large, complex problems.


We offer competitive benefits package:

  • Health, dental, and vision care for you and your family
  • Top-tier 401(K) plan with company matching
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • FSA and commuter benefits programs
  • Team activity budget

The US base salary range for this full-time position is listed below. Pay may vary based on a number of factors including job-related skills, level, experience, geographic location and relevant education or training. At NewsBreak, we design our overall rewards package to attract top talents. Depending on the position, the role may also be eligible for discretionary bonus and options. Your recruiter can share more details during the hiring process.
Annual Base Pay Range
$70,000$82,000 USD