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Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020
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The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for a contracted writer to work with our team working nights. You will  take assignments from our night editor to turn around as quickly as possible. You have  experience sourcing, pitching, & writing about timely stories. You are plugged into a variety of film & TV shows & have a willingness to obsessively cover them.

This is a three-month contract-based position & available to start immediately. This is a remote position. Residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, & Washington are encouraged to apply. This position requires working off-hours Sundays through Thursdays. Rate is $30/hr, 40hrs. per week. 

You Will:

  • Take assignments from BuzzFeeds Night Editor & execute them quickly
  • Create & produce ideas for content based on news of the day
  • Dream up evergreen stories for slow news days
  • Attend brainstorms & contribute to team goals
  • Work weekends & late-night hours 

You Have:

  • The ability to cover a wide range of topics including music, tv, film, fashion, beauty, sports, etc.
  • Experience writing about sensitive topics
  • The ability to find unique angles for major news stories 
  • Experience writing trending stories required
  • A forensic approach to writing about pop culture 
  • Experience vetting & sourcing photos a plus
  • Experience with SEO a plus
  • The ability to take perspective of others

To apply:

  • Instead of a formal cover letter, please send a short explanation of why you would be a good fit for this role & what kinds of trending news content you would like to cover for BuzzFeed

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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