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Copy Intern 2019

BuzzFeed, New York

The social news and entertainment company.


BuzzFeed's copy department is seeking a full-time intern to join the team in our Los Angeles office. We're looking for a self-professed word nerd who has a comprehensive knowledge of and passion for grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and all-around proper use of the English language. The responsibilities for this job include copyediting BuzzFeed News posts and videos, as well as regularly communicating with editors to maintain consistency and house style across the site. (Note: This is not a writing job.)

Our ideal candidate is someone who has strong copyediting skills, is incensed by the misuse of homophones, is both a news junkie and pop-culture enthusiast, and knows how to edit copy for accuracy and consistency without losing tone or voice. Are you a fan of the serial comma? Can you spot a typo with your eyes half-closed? Are you simply going to lose it the next time someone fails to capitalize “Is” in a title?!

This is a paid internship based in our New York office, and candidates will be asked to complete a copy test prior to being interviewed. We are looking to hire someone who can start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Copyedit BuzzFeed posts, new video copy, app notifications, and display copy as needed for spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and consistency
  • Update and implement the BuzzFeed Style Guide, including growing its social media presence
  • Monitor BuzzFeed for style and make corrections as necessary

Requirements:

  • Strong copyediting skills
  • Demonstrated passion for words, language, and grammar
  • Familiarity with AP and Chicago style guides
  • Relentless attention to detail while comfortable multitasking in fast-moving news environments.
  • Previous experience copyediting in an editorial role at a school publication or other internship at a website, magazine, or newspaper
  • A positive, curious, playful disposition

Candidates should apply through the form below and please include the following:

  • Your résumé
  • A cover letter that explains why you'd be perfect for the job
  • Your Twitter handle, Tumblr, or any other social media page that you think we should see

 

Life at BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed strongly believes that the more diverse our team, the better our work will be. BuzzFeed is committed to equal opportunity employment and celebrates inclusion in all circumstances. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:

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

  • Opportunities for growth and development via work experience and offerings from our in-house Learning Team

  • Employee resource groups, frequent in-office events, volunteer opportunities, 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 have offices in 19 cities around the world and more than 1500 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, and more. We value a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, humble confidence, and hard work (fused with fun). At BuzzFeed, you’ll work with inspiring colleagues to build tools and create content that helps connect people all over the world.

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