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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
 
Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
 
   
 
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BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the worlds 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.

The Role 

BuzzFeed News is looking for a motivated health writer to join our team to write & report about wellness-related consumer products.

You are creative & versatile when it comes to covering health in the affiliate space & have experience with reporting & writing about health & fitness products. An idea-generating whiz, you'll create content that can benefit people's sex lives, wellness, workouts, meal prep, parenting, & more.

Whether you are trying products out yourself or recommending them based on expert opinion, you have a laser-like focus on telling the truth, including both the pros & cons of any product you are reviewing or recommending.

You will follow strict editorial guidelines our product & service recommendations are made with journalistic independence to make sure we are producing high-quality & reliable content & recommending trustworthy products, brands, & retailers.

You will report to our Health Editor, who is based in New York. While a New York City-based candidate is our preferred choice, remote candidates will also be considered.

You Will 

  • Create affiliate content that aligns with the health desk strategy
  • Interview relevant experts in the field 
  • Research, test, & write about products.
  • Stay up-to-date on trends & new products hitting the market
  • Be data-driven, keeping an eye on metrics & analytics tools to measure success
  • Be ahead of the rest. Spotting trends early, you're eager to jump on health & wellness trends & find helpful products that people need before they even know they need them
  • Report affiliate stories in a way that's accurate, nuanced, & inclusive
  • Be collaborative with other team members, including our visuals & social team, to help create truly outstanding work that is eye-catching & shareable

You Have

  • 3+ years experience covering health at a news or major media outlet. Affiliate experience. However, if you have more (or less) experience, please apply. We are willing to train someone  who might not have a specific amount of years or type of experience.
  • A familiarity (or willingness to learn) about smart optimization of content regarding SEO & engagement on social media platforms.
  • Incredible attention to detail, & are a stickler about getting the facts right.
  • Experience interviewing experts to offer advice on health-related products
  • A collaborative approach but also able to jump on important tasks when needed, & open to direction.

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.

At BuzzFeed, 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.

 
 
 
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