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Elon Musk Indicates What Jobs Are Likely To Be Made Available At Twitter

Elon Musk Indicates What Jobs Are Likely To Be Made Available At Twitter

The Tesla boss has shared the roles he'd be looking to fill

Elon Musk has revealed the type of roles he’ll be recruiting for, if his purchase of Twitter goes through. 

In case you somehow missed it, the Tesla boss reached an agreement to buy the social media platform for $44 billion last month.

In a statement at the time, Musk said: "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.

"I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it."

Elon Musk.

Bret Taylor, Twitter's Independent Board Chair, said: "The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon's proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing.

"The proposed transaction will deliver a substantial cash premium, and we believe it is the best path forward for Twitter's stockholders."

Senior economist Daniel Zhao, from job site Glassdoor, told Fortune that interest in working at Twitter shot up 263 percent between April 24 and April 30.

In a post on Twitter, Zhao said: “Say what you will about Elon, he does have a large fanbase of people excited to work for him. 

“He's much more likely to capitalise on that attraction as CEO than owner.”

Retweeting the article onto his feed, Musk wrote: “If Twitter acquisition completes, company will be super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec & server hardware."

And he doesn’t want people who just talk the talk – Musk added: “I strongly believe that all managers in a technical area must be technically excellent. 

“Managers in software must write great software or it’s like being a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse!”

Alongside promises to get rid of spam bots and introduce open source algorithms, Musk has also said he was considering introducing a ‘small fee’ for commercial Twitter users. 

Posting on Twitter, he said: “Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users.”

In another tweet, he added: “Some revenue is better than none!”

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Topics: US News, Twitter, Elon Musk, Technology