Apple said it's looking for "passionate, knowledgeable editors to help identify and deliver the best in breaking national, global, and local news."
The company is looking for editors with more than five years of newsroom experience. They should have experience with a strong emphasis on mobile news delivery and a deep knowledge of multiple content categories. The posting says the role requires the ability to manage relationships with some of the world's finest publishers.
Some of the publishers already signed up to provide content to Apple News include the Financial Times and the New York Times (NYT).
Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or related field, although a Master's degree is preferred, an understanding of social tools to track and optimize breaking news delivery as well as content analytics and technology behind digital news delivery and content management, time-management skills, and the ability to work independently as well as on a team.
Apple says it's seeking "ambitious, detail-oriented journalists with an obsession for great content and mobile news delivery."
Apple said it's looking for not only "great instincts for breaking news," but it wants its editors to be "equally able to recognize original, compelling stories unlikely to be identified by algorithms."
That's a departure from the methods of companies like Flipboard, which relies on algorithms to aggregate content. The job's location is listed as Santa Clara Valley, Calif.
Journalists will work 40 hours a week. Announced last week at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the News app is expected to hit Apple iPhones and iPads this fall on iOS 9.