Opinion Writer

BuzzFeed, New York, Remote

The social news and entertainment company.

BuzzFeed & HuffPost

BuzzFeed is the world's leading independent digital media and tech company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally and spreads Joy and Truth across the internet.

Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform and entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, and Unsolved, to name a few. These properties and their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters and more.

On Nov. 19, 2020, BuzzFeed announced that it was acquiring HuffPost. HuffPost is a premium destination for award-winning journalism, and was the first fully digital U.S. publication to win the Pulitzer prize — a testament to editorial excellence. With this acquisition, BuzzFeed's scale, engagement and cultural impact will be unrivaled. BuzzFeed News and HuffPost will operate as separate, distinct news organizations.

The Role

HuffPost seeks a fearless, clear-eyed and compelling writer to anchor our opinion section. 

Along with the Opinion Editor, you will help define HuffPost’s voice in commentary and analysis, filing 2-3 columns a week off the news cycle. We put people first, champion democracy and hold power to account. We’re seeking an established writer with a record of lifting up those values as a columnist, essayist or explanatory journalist.

You Will

The ideal candidate should have great range and be able to write smart, urgent, and well argued columns off the news -- from political campaigns to cultural moments to business developments. While the role is based in opinion, you should be adept at talking to sources, digesting expert analysis, bringing history to bear and unearthing new facts. We’re not just seeking hot takes. The Opinion Writer should have a knack for cutting through the noise and helping our readers think about current events in fresh ways.

You Have

At least 5 years of experience in journalism, with an original voice and a byline that demonstrates the ability to write regularly off the news. Please include links to 5 clips in the application. Media experience is a plus. 

This position is in the WGA-E bargaining unit.

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/about/jobs), including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

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
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary and stock options

A generous benefits program featuring PTO, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

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. 

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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