BuzzFeed is the worlds leading independent digital media & tech company, with a cross-platform news & entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally & spreads Joy & Truth across the internet.
Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform & entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, & Unsolved to name a few! These properties & their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters & more.
BuzzFeed News is hiring a technology reporter for its award-winning Tech & Business Desk.
The job will require you to own a beat, break news, & spin up investigative pieces & features. It is not a job for someone who wants to cover product announcements & quarterly earnings statements. This is a job for someone eager to hold tech to account & to unearth stories about the unrestrained power of an industry not easily reigned in by industrial era laws.
The tech desk's goal is to produce revelatory, accountability-focused journalism through rigorous reporting & vivid narratives, with an eye toward attaining real world impact. We want to change policy, shape public discourse, & expose wrongdoers. But we also want to tap into the joy, weirdness, & wonder of the internet. (Get yourself a desk that can do both.)
BuzzFeed News's Tech & Business desk is reporter-driven. You will steer the conversation around the issues you write about.
Working closely with your editors you will dig up stories no one else is telling, & report them out. You will typically work on a mix of long-term & short-term stories, which you will prioritize, report out, & hone with the help of your editors. We will help you rigorously button up your work, so that it is unassailable. One benefit of working here is that we will provide you ample runway for deep investigative & enterprise work.
You will report to our Technology & Business editor who is based in San Francisco, though members of the team are based across the country & around the world. The reporters location is negotiable.
BuzzFeed Newss Tech & Business Desk is a highly ambitious one, & successful candidates will share that drive & passion. You should have a few years experience in journalism, with a record of working on breaking news, enterprise coverage, investigative reporting, or feature writing. You should have a demonstrated ability to cultivate sources & tell stories in ways that reach the widest possible audience. You should be a tenacious reporter with strong writing skills & capable of owning a narrative. You should be a willing & generous collaborator. You should be nimble when it comes to breaking news. Your copy should be camera-ready. You should enjoy fun; we have a lot of it.
We ask that you apply for the job with a resume, brief cover letter, & clips that you have written. We may later ask candidates for a written memo responding to several questions & to go through rounds of interviews with journalists on the team & throughout the newsroom.
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 & 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 & professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more
- An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & 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 & wellness discounts, & much more.
BuzzFeed is the worlds leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news & entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth & joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the worlds largest social food network; original reporting & investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing & product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; & original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film & 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, & 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.