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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
Media, Full Time    New York, Los Angeles, Remote    Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020
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The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for freelance writers who can contribute entertaining & well-researched pieces to, though what we're taking pitches on can vary based on the season.

Writers should expect to pitch stories in the following formats: lists (with a minimum of 15 items in each list), how-to guides or explainers, super timely or trending news stories, interviews with experts, first-person stories about trying something interesting, & more.

You Will 

  • Pitch stories to fit into various coverage areas across BuzzFeed, including (but not limited to!) pop culture, trending news, & lifestyle.
  • Ability to self-edit we will offer onboarding & light editorial guidance but expect posts to require very light editing.
  • Take assignments from BuzzFeed editors at will.

You Have

  • Previous experience writing lists and/or about topics BuzzFeed regularly covers
  • The ability to find unique angles for major news stories 
  • Experience vetting & sourcing photos a plus
  • Experience with SEO a plus

To Apply

  • Send your writing samples, press clips, & anything else youd like for us to see in Greenhouse.
  • One-off pitches can be sent to for consideration.

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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