Freelance Editor, User Generated Content

BuzzFeed, New York, New York

The social news and entertainment company.

The Role

BuzzFeed Media Brands is looking for a Freelance UGC Video Editor to join our Playfull team in New York. You are an editor who has a deep knowledge of the web and can create compelling, shareable, service-oriented content for social and digital platforms. You have trend spotting experience and must be a native of the digital landscapes with intimate knowledge of the latest and greatest in social media and emerging technology/platforms.

This position is 3-month permalance role and based in our New York office. For the right person, this position could extend or become a full time staff role.

The Team

Playfull is a new and fast-growing parenting brand that offers tips, tricks and hacks to millennial parents.

You Will

  • Find and edit 3-5 videos a week, especially quick turnaround videos focused on parenting content
  • Have a firm knowledge of YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and other social platforms
  • Research and secure permission for user-generated content
  • Quickly iterate off of successful videos
  • Adapt and reframe past BuzzFeed content to make it fresh to help meet output goals
  • Identify up-and-coming social trends before they blow up
  • Collaborate with team on identifying trends and analyzing video success

You Have

  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Ability to produce videos quickly, experiment with lots of different formats, and be interested in analyzing the results of their work

  • Proven experience covering a variety of lifestyle topics

  • Interest in social platforms and data

  • Must be comfortable communicating and following up with users to secure footage

  • Must be technical, organized, and creative at the same time

  • Experienced in deadline-conscious environment and internet video

  • Ability to work in small teams

  • positive and curious disposition


  • No formal cover letters, please. Instead, include a few short paragraphs in your application explaining why you'd be a good fit for this position. We’d also like you to share 2-3 videos that performed well on Facebook within the last year, and explain why you think they were successful.

  • Attach a resume.

  • Share 3-5 samples of work you’ve edited.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning Team, Employee Resource Groups, and more

  • No shortage of snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA and NYC!

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company, delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We value experimentation, teamwork, inclusion, humble confidence. At BuzzFeed, you’ll work collaboratively with inspiring colleagues to create tools, technology, and content that helps connect people all over the world.

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