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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
Los Angeles or New York    Posted: Monday, June 20, 2022
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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.

The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for a Lead Producer to lead the TikTok initiatives on the editorial brands of Cocoa Butter, BuzzFeed Main, Famous Crime Scenes, Bring Me, Pero Like, Apop, & Goodful. You will be overseeing a pod of freelancers, full time producers, & fellowship producers & focusing on cracking new video formats, setting content buckets, & working on new platform releases like lives, commerce, & length. Were looking for a leader with a keen eye for identifying creative opportunities who can speak authentically to the BuzzFeed audience. A plus if youre well versed in what makes a video succeed across various social platforms, & how to give teammates guidance & feedback that takes their content to the next level. This role reports to the Executive Director of Editorial Video & is based in Los Angeles.

You Will

  • Lead a team of 5-6 editorial producers, advising on creative direction, workflow, production support.
  • Lead brainstorming, selecting, editing, fun & entertaining shortform video content on a platform like TikTok.
  • Collaborate with the writing team to utilize them as talent on existing BuzzFeed TikTok accounts. 
  • Collaborate with the Supervising Live Producer to assist in editorial live production on accounts. 
  • Create & produce new formats across BuzzFeeds biggest TikTok accounts. 
  • Partner with social to collect & digest team performance & output data to inspire future ideation & prove our success. 
  • Track & identify trends on social platforms to inspire shareable TikTok content, keeping team & org informed of learnings. 
  • Identify when an area of focus isnt working & pivot.
  • Work with creators & talent residents. Help them identify potential trends & ideas that align with their image & brand.
  • Assist with experiments on emerging platforms to strategize new opportunities for revenue

You Have

  • Experience leading a content team to produce video content for a variety of social platforms with a particular passion for TikTok. 
  • Experience building production processes & workflows to enable output efficiencies 
  • Experience working with & brainstorming around talent
  • Ability to ideate around livestreams, live-to-tape content, & short form content
  • A passion for video metrics & the competitive instinct to ideate on your own success
  • You are self-motivated, immensely curious, highly adaptable, & able to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Experience or interest in lifestyle content is a plus

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 videos that performed well on TikTok within the last year (from any content creator or brand), & explain why you think they were successful.

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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