Deputy World News Editor (project-based)

BuzzFeed, New York

The social news and entertainment company.

The Role

We’re looking for a smart, energetic deputy editor to help lead the day-to-day operations for the BuzzFeed News world desk and impeachment coverage. Please note: this is a temporary two-month project-based role, working with the US-based BuzzFeed News team.

Our newsroom pushes for investigative stories, big and small, with real-world impact and a connection to the biggest stories of this cultural moment. The right person will find original stories to grab the attention of a large audience, and lead a team of reporters, located all around the world, in their day to day and enterprise reporting duties.

You Will 

  • Publish innovative, ambitious stories with real-world impact 
  • Manage and edit a wide mix of breaking news, enterprise, features, and investigations from a global network of reporters, and freelancers
  • Sophisticated understanding of international affairs, and an ability to leap on stories including anything from US foreign policy in Ukraine and the impeachment inquiry, to women’s rights in India, the trade war with China, political upheaval in Sudan, to the roots of street protests from Hong Kong to Chile, and the rise in surveillance technology.
  • Help 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

You Have

  • At least 5 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
  • Love for and excitement about the internet

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. At BuzzFeed, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • No shortage of snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA and NYC!

BuzzFeed is the world’s leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth and joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

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