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Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022
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Complex Networks is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed 

Complex Networks is a global youth entertainment network spanning major pop culture categories including streetwear & style, food, music, sneakers & sports. Complex Networks is diversified around three pillars: advertising, e-commerce, & content where it creates & distributes original programming for Gen Z & Millennial audiences through premium distributors such as Netflix, Hulu, Turner, Corus, Facebook, Snap, YouTube, Roku & more. Additionally, Complex Networks generates revenue through a number of core business lines, including branded content & advertising, licensing, events, e-commerce, & agency consulting services.

The Role

In this junior editorial role as Junior Editor, Branded Entertainment, you will serve as a creative partner for Complex Campaigns under BuzzFeed for all assigned Request for Proposal Slacks/meetings, brainstorms, & campaigns. In this generalist role, you will work across all verticals, including, food, style, sneakers, travel, QSR, auto, & finance. You will utilize your expertise & experience in the space to work collaboratively across teams at Complex to both ideate & execute high impact content from a 360 lens (editorial, video, & social). Additionally, you will speak to Branded Lifestyle best practices both internally & externally as required, as well as keep abreast of Branded Lifestyle trends & advancements to contribute to the enhancement of the teams overall workflow. You will also pay freelance writers on behalf of the Branded Entertainment team, working with editors & payroll to track campaign budgets, find payment codes, & to process invoices & contracts, all while ensuring freelancers receive timely remuneration.

You Will

  • Serve as lead editorial creative on assigned downloads & campaigns, including pre-sale ideation & all aspects of post-sale execution 
  • Assist in the development of new editorial/video/social products within the lifestyle spaces
  • Work alongside campaign producers, as well as the editorial team, to execute Branded Entertainment packages that elevate both the Complex voice & address our partners business goals 
  • Collaborate with Production team on the development of all assigned shoots, including concepts/questions, locations, models/talent, & timelines 
  • Attend assigned photo/video shoots to conduct on-set interviews & ensure editorial vision & brand partners are represented & executed at the highest standards 
  • Collaborate with the Strategy team to conceptualize & write stories that stay true to Complexs authentic voice while adhering to client KPIs
  • Represent the Branded Entertainment teamboth internally & externallyon production and client calls/meetings as needed 
  • Collaborate with Talent team to identify the best subjects to be featured in branded campaigns that both meet client needs & are relevant to Complexs core audience 
  • Work collaboratively with Partner Solutions Managers on all deadlines & timelines associated with assigned campaigns, including proactively communicating delays & launch times
  • Oversee editorial budgets for all assigned campaigns & help ensure all associated invoices/timesheets are processed in a timely manner 
  • Be mindful of performance goals, focused on achieving them, & use key learnings to improve on every campaign
  • Continue to ideate & develop Branded Entertainment franchises that help optimize our creative efforts & ability to win new business with turnkey content executions
  • Ensure all relevant elements of assigned campaigns are included & regularly updated on the BC Content Tracker, including key dates, live links, & keywords  
  • Keep multiple, concurrent campaigns on deadline
  • Pay freelance writers on behalf of the Branded Entertainment team, while also helping to maintain all universal departmental docs (i.e. BC Tracker, glossary, BC franchise ideas, etc.)

About BuzzFeed 

BuzzFeed is the world's 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.

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
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym & wellness discounts, & much 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, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, 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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