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Complex Networks is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed 

Complex Networks is a global youth entertainment network spanning major pop culture categories including streetwear & style, food, music, sneakers & sports. Complex Networks is diversified around three pillars: advertising, e-commerce, & content where it creates & distributes original programming for Gen Z & Millennial audiences through premium distributors such as Netflix, Hulu, Turner, Corus, Facebook, Snap, YouTube, Roku & more. Additionally, Complex Networks generates revenue through a number of core business lines, including branded content & advertising, licensing, events, e-commerce, & agency consulting services.

Business Area: Complex Networks
Job Category: Editorial
Salary: 98,000-113,000 USD
Union Status: Non Union 

The Role

Complex Networks is seeking a detail-oriented, organized, analytical, & data-focused individual to be its Editorial Strategy Director, responsible for monitoring performance, handling freelance budgets, managing deadlines, & driving growth for dot-com editorial, including oversight of the news operation & traffic data for features & cover stories. 

You Will

  • Partner with Editorial Creative Director to create editorial standards & copy guidelines across all editorial verticals, ensuring a consistent voice, tone, & level of quality. Help guide on organizational, management, workflow, & mentoring tasks for edit team, ensuring they are meeting qualitative & quantitative goals.
  • Manage News Director & guide dot-com news team, using sound editorial judgment & journalistic best practices. 
  • Work with data analysts  to review performance analytics; use data to inform strategic decision-making & meet set goals for audience growth. Drive improvements in content, reach & engagement across all verticals, employing SEO strategy & other traffic optimizations.
  • Work with Affiliate Marketing teams to ensure that affiliate linkage & arbitrage initiatives are being executed to their full potential.
  • Ensure budget is in line with editorial goals & expectations.
  • Manage pitch meetings & editorial calendars. Ensure editors meet all content deadlines.
  • Oversee premium tentpole editorial franchises.
  • Oversee content that appears on third-party partner platforms including FlipBoard, Apple News, Apple Maps, & Smart News.
  • Work directly with Branded Content & Strategy teams to identify & develop sales & sponsorship opportunities.
  • Work with the VP of Content to align on budget for freelancers & other contributors, & institute a workflow.
  • Conceive & edit print products in conjunction with Editorial Creative Director.
  • Work with Director of International Content Development to assist in managing editorial relationships with international Complex affiliates.

You Have

  • 5+ years relevant management experience in a fast-paced, constantly evolving digital publishing environment
  • Experience developing talent & keeping creative work streams on track
  • An unflinching commitment to impactful journalism & the editorial mission of Complex
  • A sound understanding of the evolving digital media landscape, our critical place in it, & how our editorial can continue to help Complex engage & find new audiences in the U.S. & abroad
  • Experience working collaboratively with in-house product/platform teams to figure out more ways to increase the reach of our journalism
  • Organized, timely, & detail oriented approach to all tasks
  • Strong written & verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational skills


  • Practices Strong Ethics & Values
  • Maintains Strong Journalistic Integrity
  • Directs Others With Discipline & Empathy
  • Drives Team Forward With Eye on Results
  • Makes Timely Decisions
  • Offers Solutions on Hiring & Staffing

About 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 & entertainment network. The company produces 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 & HuffPost; an industry-leading affiliate business, strategic partnerships, licensing & product development through BuzzFeed Commerce; & original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film & digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

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
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym & wellness discounts, & much 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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