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Associate Trending Editor (Project Based)

BuzzFeed, New York

The social news and entertainment company.


BuzzFeed

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.

The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for a contracted writer to work with our team working early mornings. You will  take assignments from our timely editor to turn around as quickly as possible. You have  experience sourcing, pitching, and writing about timely stories. You are plugged into a variety  of film and TV shows and have a willingness to obsessively cover them.

This is a three-month contract-based position and available to start immediately. This is a remote position. Residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and the UK are encouraged to apply. This position requires working 7 am EST to 12 pm at most, or finishes early when the daily quota is reached. 

Responsibilities:

  • Take assignments from BuzzFeed editors and execute them quickly
  • Write 4 stories a day 
  • Assist with editing  
  • Create and produce ideas for content based on news of the day
  • Dream up evergreen stories for slow news days
  • Attend brainstorms and contribute to team goals
  • Work early mornings to mid-day  

Requirements:

  • Good judgment and an eye for picking pre-viral stories 
  • Experience working autonomously and self-publishing stories
  • The ability to cover a wide range of topics including music, tv, film, fashion, beauty, sports, etc.
  • Experience writing about sensitive topics
  • The ability to find unique angles for major news stories 
  • Experience writing trending stories required
  • A forensic approach to writing about pop culture 
  • Experience vetting and sourcing photos a plus
  • Experience with SEO a plus
  • The ability to take perspective of others

To apply:

  • Instead of a formal cover letter please send a short explanation of why you would be a good fit for this role and what kinds of trending news content you would like to cover for BuzzFeed

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 we benefit from the diverse perspectives within and across our teams. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment practices.

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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