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Curation Editor/News reporter

BuzzFeed, London

The social news and entertainment company.


We're looking for a smart, versatile, news junkie to join BuzzFeed UK’s award-winning news team.

This is a diverse role which involves developing the way we share our stories on social media, as well as doing original reporting and breaking news.

The successful candidate will have at least two years of experience at a professional news organisation, superior news judgement, excellent writing skills, the ability to work accurately under pressure, and have a clear and creative plan to make sure our stories reach the biggest possible audience.

In addition to your CV and covering letter, we’d like you to choose two social media platforms and, for each, tell us one way you'd immediately put your stamp on it to increase engagement and one way you'd like to experiment.

You Will

  • Play a lead role in managing the BuzzFeed UK homepage, the BuzzFeed News app, and social media accounts

  • Develop and manage relationships with social platforms, including Apple News, Twitter, and Facebook

  • Come up with creative strategies for developing BuzzFeed UK’s social accounts

  • Work with US curation editors to drive engagement and best practice across all BuzzFeed News platforms 

  • Respond quickly and accurately to breaking news

  • Pitch, report, and write original stories that people want to share

  • Write accurate, compelling headlines and push alerts

You Have

  • Two years’ experience at a professional news organisation/large website  

  • Ability to keep a cool head under pressure and work quickly, accurately, and confidently in a fast-paced breaking news environment

  • Meticulous attention to detail and comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-moving news environment

  • Ability to work early mornings and some weekend hours

  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others

  • Thorough understanding of the social web, copyright issues etc 

  • A genuine passion for the internet 

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

  • No shortage of snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats, and more!

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.

 

This job is based in London and is full-time. We offer competitive compensation and benefits programme.

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