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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: $35/hour
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

BuzzFeed Tasty is looking for a Freelance Video Acquisition Producer to join our team in New York City or Los Angeles. In this role, you will find & collaborate with food content creators to film & edit original, short-form content for our platforms. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, highly adaptable & able to juggle multiple projects at once with an eye for excellent social content. A passion for food or previous experience working in food content is a plus!

You Will

  • Scour social media platforms for content creators that align with Tasty
  • Negotiate fees & creative direction for original content
  • Work in collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Identify & act on emerging trends
  • Identify creators that represent under-represented voices & communities
  • Build content around tentpole events

You Have

  • Previous experience working with external talent & their representatives
  • Deep knowledge of social platform best practices, especially TikTok & Instagram Reels
  • Interest in social platform data
  • Great communication skills & be able to give & receive critical feedback in a small team environment
  • Experience working in a meticulous, technical, organized, & creative manner
  • Ability to work independently & under close direction
  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment & internet video

To apply:

  • No formal cover letters, please. Instead, include a few short paragraphs in your application explaining why you'd be a good fit for this particular position. Wed also like you to share 2-3 Tasty videos that performed well on our TikTok within the last year, & explain why you think they were successful
  • Attach a resume
  • Share 2-3 samples of work youve produced

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

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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