Love BuzzFeed? They're hiring!

Check out their jobs here

Why the Best Cover Letter is Customized

BuzzFeed recruiters share their do's & don'ts

Video Sections (total time: 2 minutes)

Templates are Obvious
Length and Language
Cover Letters are the Tipping Point

Why the Best Cover Letter is Customized

Charlie Keinath, Head of Tech Recruiting & Dan Geiger, Recruiter at BuzzFeed

Charlie and Dan, recruiters at BuzzFeed, can spot a cover letter template from the first sentence. And in their estimation, if an applicant really wants to work at BuzzFeed, they'll take the time to write a custom cover letter explaining why. 

In this class, Charlie and Dan explain why they read cover letters, and why they aren't looking for anything super long or formal. 

2 min watch · Career

About BuzzFeed

New media giant, BuzzFeed, attracts over 200 million unique visitors per month, or more quantifiably, everybody on your newsfeed, all the time. 

Check out some classes we filmed with their recruiting team to learn how you can land a job at BuzzFeed.

Current Job Openings at BuzzFeed

Creative Services

Data Science

Data Scientist

New York or Los Angeles





Database Administrator

San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer Intern

Minneapolis, MN

Software Engineer

Los Angeles

Security Engineer

New York, or Los Angeles

Sr. Front End Engineer, CMS

NYC & Minneapolis, MN

Sr. Front End Engineer

NYC, LA, Minneapolis, or London

Software Engineer

London, UK

Front End Engineer

NYC, LA, Minneapolis, or London

Software Engineer

Minneapolis, MN


Executive Assistant

Los Angeles


Office Manager

São Paulo, Brazil


Finance & Accounting


Senior IT Specialist

Los Angeles

VP of IT

New York or Los Angeles


Product Manager

New York City, Los Angeles

Project Management

Public Relations


Food Intern, Tasty

Los Angeles

Microcontent Intern

Los Angeles

Production Intern

Los Angeles

Branded Project Manager

New York City

Video Producer

New York

Equipment Manager

Los Angeles

Food Coordinator

Los Angeles

Video Intern, Tasty

Los Angeles