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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
 
Media, Full Time    Los Angeles, New York    Posted: Friday, April 02, 2021
 
   
 
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BuzzFeed

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.

The Role 

BuzzFeed is looking for a strategic, creative, data-driven & business-minded leader (yes.we know thats a lot!) to oversee the biggest & oldest area of content for its owned & operated properties classic BuzzFeed lists. This person will serve as both the creative & operational lead for O&O content in this area (which does not include lifestyle, trending or celebrity news). 

You Will 

This leader will work with many teams across the company including Tech, Business/Sales, Audience Development, Social & Editorial, so they should also be collaborative, communicative & flexible, & ideally have direct experience working with multiple stakeholders & balancing many (sometimes conflicting) KPIs. 

Because this is a role that includes both strategy & execution, this person should be able to think high-level but also be willing to get in the weeds & get things done. Their day-to-day tasks will be self-determined & dependent on the individuals plan of action, so accountability & communication are key. 

The three most important things were looking for in a candidate are: the ability to motivate creative people, experience using data to inform content strategy, & a genuine interest in driving not just reacting to internet culture. Success in this role will be measured in the short-term by audience growth, medium-term by format innovation & long-term by brand identity & strength. 

You Have

  • 6+ years of experience in digital media
  • Actual content production and/or writing experience for a digital platform 
  • Experience leading a team of content creators 
  • A deep understanding of various output & growth strategies, namely for an owned & operated platform where monetization & dynamics vary widely from social platforms
  • Strong project management & communication skills
  • Comfort speaking publicly on behalf of the company & team 
  • Ideas about what BuzzFeed even is & what it should be

Dont have all of these ideal qualifications, but still think youre a great fit for the role? Apply anyway & tell us why in your cover letter! 

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.

 
 
 
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