Facebook in Talks to Hire Gibbs

Former press secretary would have a senior communications position
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2011 4:05 AM CDT
Updated Mar 28, 2011 6:27 AM CDT
Former US Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is reportedly in negotiations for a communications position at Facebook.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Facebook is in talks with to hire former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, reports the New York Times. Gibbs would reportedly be up for a "senior role" in the company's communications team. The move comes as Facebook ramps up preparations for an IPO, which many think could come early next year. The gig could be worth millions—likely in the form of a cash salary and shares ahead of the IPO, say sources. Gibbs and Facebook both declined comment.

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