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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
Mumbai    Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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The role:

BuzzFeed is looking for an experienced, strategic, & inspiring senior manager to oversee all content in our India office. They will lead editorial & branded efforts across video & posts, with a primary focus on BuzzFeed Indias video efforts. We are looking to build on the success of the BuzzFeed India YouTube channel, which has helped establish the team as a unique & well-loved voice in the Indian media landscape, as well as grow our branded revenue in-market. The Head of Content is responsible for regional strategy, team leadership, business, brand & audience growth. They will manage & motivate a talented group of video producers, writers & social media specialists, ensuring stellar content is consistently delivered & that BuzzFeed continues its precedent as an innovative pioneer in world class digital content. The Head of India Content will liaise with research, product, marketing & sales at US HQ & BuzzFeed Australia to further expand the teams growing branded business. They will also lead all editorial work, ensuring output & exceptional performance is maintained.

You will:

  • Be an expert in strategic & conceptual thinking.
  • Help BuzzFeed grow audience in India, publishing work with nationwide cultural impact, & inspiring, original entertainment & lifestyle video.
  • Continue a culture of cross-collaboration between departments, facilitating knowledge sharing & experimentation between teams in India & globally.
  • Attract, develop, retain & inspire top creative talent.
  • Ensure output, performance & good morale is maintained across the team.
  • Uphold the values of transparency, collaboration & good communication in the growth of the content organization at BuzzFeed India.
  • Oversee editorial & branded workflow, editing process, & productivity levels while mentoring a team & developing a culture that fosters experimentation, creativity, & clear measures of success for individuals tied into broader team goals.
  • Regularly interface with advertising clients & serve as spokesperson & regional ambassador for the company.
  • Think big to continue to develop BuzzFeeds brand & business in India.

You have:

  • 5-7 years experience of editorial & branded content creation across video & posts.
  • Extensive management & leadership experience in digital creative content space.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clear direction, career path guidance & timely & helpful feedback to improve creative processes to keep work on budget & schedule.
  • Must demonstrate versatility & adaptability in a fluid & constantly changing environment.
  • Adept at prioritizing work & resources across engagements based on strategic evaluation of both short- & long-term needs.
  • Expert knowledge of the social web, including experience producing work for a variety of platforms, apps & social network.
  • Excellent organizational & communication skills.
  • Experience at hiring & managing freelance personnel.
  • Ability to work quickly & efficiently, while keeping a cool head under pressure.
  • A scrappy competitive drive -- you enjoy winning & really going for it, no matter what tools you are provided with.
  • A positive, curious, playful disposition (no haters).
  • Candidates must provide a reel/sample portfolio of work via a web viewing link.

About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media & tech company delivering news & entertainment content to a global audience. We have offices in 19 cities around the world & more than 1600 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, & more. We fuse hard work & fun, through a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, & humble confidence. As an employee, youll enjoy perks like office events, snacks, career development courses, & no work on your birthday! But most importantly, youll work with inspiring colleagues to build tools & create content that helps connect people all over the world.

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