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About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture & commerce, our brands drive conversation & inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, & obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news & entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, & creative; & inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders & creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks & HuffPost to come.

Business Area: Admin
Job Category: Legal
Salary: 20/hr USD for 10-12 weeks for 30-40 hours per week
Union Status: Non Union 

The Role

For 10-12 weeks, this role will provide full exposure to the Legal & Business Affairs functions relating to the negotiation, researching, drafting, & updating of documents as it relates to commercial contracts, intellectual property rights, FTC guidelines, media & event partnerships, & privacy laws. You will report directly to the Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Transactions. If you are based in the New York Metropolitan area, you will work in our New York office at least 2-3 days per week. No relocation will be covered.

You Will

  • Review & draft various commercial & media-related agreements under the direction of lawyers on the BuzzFeed team;
  • Research & write internal memos pertaining to Intellectual Property, Rights Clearance, Advertising/FTC, & Privacy issues that a growing digital media company faces on a daily basis;
  • Assist in tracking & maintaining DMCA notices, as well as DMCA claim resolutions;
  • Assist in reviewing & updating internal policies in accordance with new laws & regulations;
  • Review daily video & text based content to ensure compliance with applicable laws;
  • Assist rights & clearances team with the clearance of third party rights;
  • General administrative tasks (e.g. maintaining files, creating & maintaining internal forms);
  • Other duties as assigned.

You Have

  • Completed your 1st or 2nd year of law school
  • Special interest in media as evidenced by prior work experience or personal areas of interest;
  • Drive & are self-motivated, able to work independently as well as under supervised direction;
  • Excellent writing & oral communication skills;
  • Strong research skills.

Life at BuzzFeed

We celebrate inclusion & are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are  proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & 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.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more

We want all employees to feel safe & comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health & safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) & open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, & WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, & VT.

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