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New York    Posted: Friday, June 04, 2021
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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 is searching for a top notch photo researcher for This role is responsible for handling photo requests from writers, purchasing from photo agencies, & approving photo usage on Applicants should expect to yield requests from writers in a prompt manner via Slack, work with outside vendors to source images, & track all photo usage accordingly. The ideal candidate is on the pulse of trending photo needs including pop culture, entertainment & celebrity features. Experience working with photo agencies & sourcing hard-to-find images is required. 

This is a paid 3-month contract position with the possibility for an extension located in New York, Los Angeles, or remote & is available to start immediately.


  • Strong research skills
  • 3-4 years of experience
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Extremely organized & efficient
  • A deep understanding of the DMCA
  • The ability to take perspective of others
  • Experience working with photo agencies
  • Highly proficient in Slack + remote workflows
  • Experience tracking down hard-to-source photos
  • Experience working with digital asset management teams

To apply, please submit:

  • A short explanation of why you would be a good fit for this role
  • An example of a photo that you think would be good inspiration for a post on
  • A few examples of photo-driven stories on the internet that were solely based on a photo or series of photos
  • Your resume

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (, 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 & across our teams. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion & is committed to equal opportunity employment practices.

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.

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