Deputy Editor / Technology & Business
BuzzFeed, Los Angeles, New York, or San Francisco
The social news and entertainment company.
BuzzFeed is the world’s leading tech-powered, diversified media company that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally through its cross-platform news and entertainment network. The company produces articles, lists, quizzes, videos, and original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News and HuffPost; an industry-leading affiliate business, strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Commerce; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.
BuzzFeed News is hiring a Deputy Editor for its award-winning Tech and Business Desk.
This editor will play a leadership role on a crucial desk at one of the most dynamic and influential newsrooms in the world, where tech reporters have won the Mirror, Livingston, Polk, and Pulitzer prizes.
Our goal is to produce revelatory, accountability-focused journalism with an eye toward attaining real-world impact. We want to change policy, shape public discourse, and expose wrongdoers. And we also want to tap into the joy, weirdness, and wonder of the internet.
This is a leadership role on a team with the highest goals — and the mandate and resources to pursue them to the limits. Together you'll shape every aspect of the tech desk, conceiving overall strategy, setting coverage priorities, guiding reporters, encouraging them to take their biggest swings, driving innovation, hiring blazing new talent, and building our nascent OSINT operation.
You will report to our Technology and Business editor, who is based in San Francisco, and work with reporters based across the country and around the world. Your location is negotiable.
We are looking for candidates with a record of high-impact work on breaking news, enterprise coverage, investigative reporting, or feature writing; a knack for identifying ideas that can make a tangible impact on the world; and a deep understanding of how to craft stories to reach a wide audience.
Candidates should value a diversity of voices across stories. They should love rigorous reporting, vivid narratives, and human stories. They should bring sharp thoughts about how BuzzFeed's tech coverage should look, with ideas for the big-picture direction of the team. This is very much a collaborative role, and we are a collaborative newsroom. Part of what makes our newsroom so strong and vibrant is each individual's commitment to making us so. As such, you may be asked to share your knowledge with your colleagues through presentations or training, to screen and interview job candidates, or to take part in recruitment or networking events on behalf of the company.
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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