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New York    Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020
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The Role

BuzzFeed is seeking Social Media Fellows to join its team in New York & Los Angeles in September 2020.  While the Fellows will be working remotely at the beginning of the Fellowship, we do require that the work be done from New York or California.  Fellows will primarily provide publishing & editorial support for the BuzzFeed social media team.

The ideal candidate is organized & detail-oriented, enthusiastic about social media, & all things BuzzFeed. We're looking for a data-obsessed self-starter with excellent judgement & communication skills.

This Fellowship is part of a year-long program.  Fellows work 40 hours per week & are initially paid $18/hour.  

All application materials will need to be submitted when you apply.

You Will

  • Assist BuzzFeed social editors with scheduling posts & finding/creating content across platforms, especially Snapchat.
  • Read & watch BuzzFeed content & find creative ways to adapt stories & videos to new platforms. 
  • Optimize content across Facebook, Instagram + Instagram Stories, Twitter, Apple News, the BuzzFeed App, & more
  • Prepare insights for the social & editorial teams to continuously find best practices for social optimization
  • Test creative & copy to discover ways to maximize engagement & traffic 
  • Assist with experiments on emerging platforms to strategize new opportunities for revenue 
  • Generate reports/sharing pertinent information across multiple teams
  • May be required to work weekends

You Have

  • Proven organizational & administrative experience
  • Understanding of social platforms & messaging apps, & why content on those platforms became popular.
  • A positive, curious, playful disposition.
  • A genuine love for & excitement about the internet (no haters).
  • Flexible with changing workloads
  • Previous social and/or e-commerce experience a big plus

To Apply

  • Include a few short paragraphs in your application explaining why you'd be a good fit for this particular position, & what your favorite BuzzFeed social page is & why. You can share this information in the document you upload in place of a cover letter.  No formal cover letters, please
  • Send through 3-5 examples of BuzzFeed content (on any of our accounts)  that you feel did well.  Share why you think our audience enjoyed the content (hint: think visually with social sharing in mind).
  • Tell us about your favorite non-BuzzFeed publishers & what you think theyre doing well to promote content on any of their social platforms. Of course, your examples won't include BuzzFeed content. 
  • Provide links to your public social media accounts. 
  • Attach a resume- 1 Page only.

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 via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package
  • Plenty of snacks (healthy & indulgent), catered lunches, beverages, etc..

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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