BuzzFeed, New York, San Francisco, or Washington, DC
The social news and entertainment company.
BuzzFeed News is looking for an inspiring, enthusiastic, and nimble editor to lead our team of five science reporters.
You will want to publish untold science stories — to avoid cheerleading, the embargoed-study churn, and inconsequential changes in policy, and instead find original stories to grab the attention of a large audience. Our newsroom pushes for investigative stories, big and small, with real-world impact and a connection to the biggest stories of this cultural moment.
Over the past four years, the science team has tackled multiple stories and formats, including:
—A series on the scientific misconduct of Cornell professor Brian Wansink, prompting a university investigation and Wansink’s resignation;
—Stories based on public records requests, such as exposing how the Department of Energy lost control at the country’s largest nuclear cleanup site, and how the State Department botched its investigation into the mysterious illness that struck diplomats in Cuba.
If all this sounds exciting, please submit a short cover letter that includes:
—your experience reporting on or editing science investigations, and
—your thoughts on our coverage to date, and what you would focus on as new editor of the desk. How would you push to make BuzzFeed’s science stories stand apart from other publications?
You will work from the BuzzFeed offices in New York City, San Francisco, or Washington, D.C. We offer a great compensation package and a stock option program.
- Publish innovative, ambitious stories with real-world impact
- Manage and edit a wide mix of breaking news, enterprise, features, and investigations
- Run a largely autonomous team within a larger newsroom, balancing its independence with collaboration across desks (particularly the Investigations, Tech and Breaking News teams)
- Manage the production of all of the team’s stories, including coordinating with designers, copy editors, social curators, the PR team, and the newsroom lawyer
- At least 7 years of experience reporting and/or editing for a journalistic outlet, including landing investigative stories with real-world impact
- Experience turning complicated ideas into clear and lively prose
- A critical, skeptical eye for hype and baloney
- Love for and excitement about 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 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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