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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: Content
Job Category: Tasty
Salary: 87,000-100,000 USD
Union Status: Non Union 

BuzzFeed is committed to fair & equitable compensation practices. We reserve the ability to adjust the final compensation for this role based on the final candidate's experience, skillset, certifications, & geography.

The Role

This leadership role will facilitate video development & production within Tastys Creator Network. You will oversee a small team whose primary focus is building the future of our creator strategy. In this role, youll help develop a pipeline for new talent, build & maintain relationships with external creators, & work with our Tasty talent residents to create best-in-class video content.

You will work closely with BuzzFeeds internal Creators Team, identifying & developing new Tasty talent & finding ways to supercharge their content using Tastys editorial insights. You will share strategies & best practices to drive growth on our social platforms, as well as offer creative & technical solutions. You will partner with external creators to develop content for Tastys programming calendar. 

You are passionate about people managing & facilitating creativity & growth. You value diversity of all types & can execute that commitment in recruiting, promoting employees & building relationships with talent. 

You are equally comfortable in creative & business meetings, & can proactively problem-solve & identify new opportunities. You will serve as an editorial video liaison between Tasty stakeholders across the company including tech, business, admin & production.

You can balance overseeing the work of seasoned & junior employees, both internal & external, while being able to work closely with cross-functional leads & external business partners to facilitate growth for Tasty. You will regularly contribute to growing the brand by prioritizing cross-functional projects between editorial talent, tech, business & admin.

You Will

  • Work with external creators & Tasty residents to produce trend-setting video content
  • Be an informational & creative leader for creator talent, advising on best practices, the Tasty lens, & our workflow
  • Oversee the creator production process across various video series, one-offs & special projects
  • Oversee multiple, simultaneous productions & timelines, ensuring deliverables are met in a timely manner
  • Interface between accounting, post production, studio operations, casting, legal, the creators team & editorial
  • Support editorial sponsorships, as needed
  • Ideate new initiatives that further the overall business & can lead projects to success
  • Proactively communicate & collaborate with Operational & Creative leads on all production issues & processes
  • Implement improvements & necessary changes to production resources & processes
  • Expertly & proactively problem-solve, arriving at unique solutions to complex problems
  • Build documentation & training for new processes, tools, & resources
  • Train & oversee internal & external talent
  • Ensure the sourcing & hiring of diverse & inclusive crew & staff positions
  • Develop structured learning & growth plans for direct report(s)
  • Create new revenue streams through a deep understanding of strategy, business goals & the Tasty POV

You Have

  • 5+ years proven experience producing compelling food content & managing a team
  • People management experience showing you can lead with empathy & vulnerability
  • Experience in varied video production models
  • A thorough understanding of digital video platforms & what makes content shareable
  • Experience & comfort with client & partner meetings
  • The ability to motivate a team to accomplish brand & company goals
  • Exceptional organizational skills & the ability to prioritize & delegate tasks when necessary
  • Stellar written & verbal communication skills
  • A thorough understanding of how your work furthers Tastys brand goals

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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