Instagram Seeks To Expand Its Editorial Team

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This Monday, June 9, 2014 photo shows the Instagram app, featuring new editing tools, on an iPhone posed for a photo in New York. Instagram, available for iOS 6.0 and later and Android phones, recently introduced 10 new editing tools. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
This Monday, June 9, 2014 photo shows the Instagram app, featuring new editing tools, on an iPhone posed for a photo in New York. Instagram, available for iOS 6.0 and later and Android phones, recently introduced 10 new editing tools. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Rod Mar was on his hotel patio, relaxing near a fire on Saturday night when he received a call from Instagram’s Alex Owen. Mar, a sports photographer whose clients include ESPN and Sports Illustrated, was in Phoenix to cover the Super Bowl. But he was about to become the focus of a news story. Owen, a community manager at Instagram, had recently discovered Mar’s account, and wanted to feature Mar and his spectacular shots on Instagram’s blog.

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