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Instagram is hiring a meme manager

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  • Patrick Hinton
  • 9 August 2019
Instagram is hiring a meme manager

If you’re passionate meme account follower and DM slider, Instagram has the job for you.

The social media platform has posted a job advert looking to hire a manager to “work with emerging digital media publishers” - aka, meme accounts.

Instagram has had a rocky relationship with meme accounts recently, after a series of purges disabled more than 142 accounts with follower counts as high as 1 million and beyond. A statement to The Atlantic from Instagram cited “violations of our policies, including attempted abuse of our internal processes” as the reasoning.

Naturally, this has angered a lot of meme creators, who have built lucrative businesses out of their accounts.

Instagram is now trying to address this with new role ‘Strategic Partner Manager - Digital Publishers’, which sounds very corporate, but is designed to smooth over its relationship with content creators.

Check out the advert here.

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter

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