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Managing Editor, BuzzFeed Media Brands

BuzzFeed, New York

The social news and entertainment company.


BuzzFeed is looking for an inspired, creative Managing Editor for our lifestyle media brands (including Tasty, Nifty, As/Is, Goodful, and Playfull) for a full-time position in our New York office. You are passionate about team management, and data insights, and have a natural understanding of social and search behaviors around evergreen, service-driven lifestyle content. If you’re the type of person who loves detail and managing logistics but also making smart bets on big, creative projects, this is the job for you.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Media Brands, the Managing Editor will play a central role in the development and strategy across all of our lifestyle brands, with a dotted line to teams across BuzzFeed, from tech to sales to commerce. Collaborative instincts and the ability to balance the needs of partners is crucial, combined with the capacity to grow a content practice quickly with a freelance-writer network you already have and will continue to build.

You will:

  • Oversee the editorial calendar and strategy for onsite lifestyle content

  • Create and assign story ideas and edit content

  • Manage development of new features and maintenance of site development with tech team

  • Analyze and report on traffic and implement strategies for growth

  • Manage budget for the site’s operations and development

  • Manage a freelance network (immediate) as well as a writing team

  • Quickly understand each brand’s voice and develop best practices surrounding it

You have:

  • 5+ years of experience managing and editing at a digital media company

  • Collaboration and organizational skills, and are deadline-conscious, and goal-oriented

  • Well-developed editing and writing skills

  • Proven expertise in SEO practices

  • Proven expertise in a variety of traffic sources

  • Experience working with video production as well as experiential teams

FYI — just because you don’t meet every requirement doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear from you. If you think you’d be a good fit for the job anyway, use your cover letter to tell us why!

 

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

  • An attractive compensation package, including salary and equity

  • A generous and well-rounded benefits program featuring PTO and unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much 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 technology and content that helps connect people all over the world.

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