Front Page Editor at BuzzFeed in New York, NY
BuzzFeed needs an obsessive and brilliant front-page editor for our New York office. We're a leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. Our technology powers the social distribution of content, detects what is trending on the web, and connects people in realtime with the hottest content of the moment. Our site is rapidly growing and reaches more than 20 million monthly unique visitors.
The ideal candidate will have experience writing and editing online, and will have two sets of skills: excellent editorial and news judgment and headline-writing ability; and an intense sensitivity to data and traffic statistics. The ideal candidate will be comfortable editing traditional news articles as well untraditional web content. The candidate will also have planning and organizational skills, and experience managing content in a fast-moving online environment.
This job is based in our NYC offices, and we offer competitive compensation and stock option program. Please include a cover letter with your application.
- Write headlines and select stories for front page.
- Manage schedule of front-page stories.
- Respond to real-time traffic data.
- Edit articles
- Way with words
- Attention to detail
BuzzFeed is a new kind of media company for the social world. Our technology powers the viral distribution of content, detects what is trending on the web, and connects people in realtime with the hottest content of the moment. Our site is a rapidly growing hub for viral media that reaches over 20 million monthly unique visitors and our viral media network reaches an additional 300M.
BuzzFeed is at the forefront of a major shift in the advertising industry away from traditional banner ads towards "social advertising" that engages consumers, inspires sharing, and produces viral lift, or "earned media."
BuzzFeed's industry leading technology and unique social distribution engine is used by top brands such as GE, Kraft, and Coca Cola to go beyond banners, turbo charging their social advertising and branded content initiatives.
Jonah Peretti, founder & CEO of BuzzFeed, previously cofounded the Huffington Post and is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab.
BuzzFeed is backed by: NEA, Softbank, Hearst, RRE, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel and Founder Collective.