BuzzFeed Ideas is seeking a full-time deputy editor to join their growing team in either New York City or Los Angeles offices. If you’re curious BuzzFeed definitely isn’t just a load of lists. It also does news, long-form features and videos. But since it launched in 2006, BuzzFeed has changed the digital landscape considerably. From regional to national and international media, everyone’s trying to imitate it for one simple reason – what BuzzFeed does really does work. BuzzFeed now has offices all over the world, including London, Mumbai, Sydney and Paris.
This position will report to the Executive Editor, Culture and work with her on building on the success of BuzzFeed Ideas.
They are looking for an editor with three or more years of experience to help work with a diverse array of freelancers and staffers on personal essays on topics including sex and relationships, race, identity, money and debt, sexuality, aging, mental health, and death and mourning, as well as cultural criticism on a wide range of timely subjects. They’re looking for someone who has edited established writers but is also interested in cultivating new voices, who is a strong line editor but is also a master at restructuring a piece without rewriting it or losing the writer’s voice.
They want someone who is genuinely interested in exploring the possibilities of first-person storytelling and excited about steering the cultural conversation on BuzzFeed and social media, and who is obsessed with how these stories share online.
Who is the ideal Deputy Editor for BuzzFeed?
Don’t play yourself, if you don’t have professional editing experience you won’t even be looked at. Can you edit BuzzFeed staff writers and freelancers, overseeing projects from inception through publication? Assist with managing the workflow of the many stories we have in development at any moment. Generate ideas and find writers who may not be on our radar. Promote stories across social platforms and contribute to and help steer the ongoing conversation about first-person journalism and cultural criticism on the web in a meaningful way.
You should have at least three years experience editing, either online or print. Candidates who have edited personal essays, cultural criticism, or pieces with a strong point of view and voice are particularly encourage to apply.
Established social media presence, particularly on Twitter. Interest in writing essays of one’s own. Comfort with writers of all styles and dispositions and established relationships with writers that could be brought into the fold. Show them your blog, Twitter account, Tumblr, and any other social media aspects to your life that you think we should see.
What does BuzzFeed have to say about what it offers?
BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment company. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web to its global audience of 150M.