BuzzFeed Videos' Black culture and entertainment team Cocoa Butter is looking for a social video resident with a deep knowledge of black internet culture and entertainment. You are a creative and resourceful social media junkie who knows about emerging trending stories and social news before they’re big. This candidate must be literate in video editing and advanced experience in content creation for social, especially Twitter & Instagram. You should have quick turn around times on video edits. You will also assist with editing videos from other video producers, transcripts, captioning and production administrative tasks. We’re looking for someone who genuinely believes the internet and social media platforms are amazing places full of creative, hilarious people doing incredible things.
This is a full-time, 3-month temporary assignment based in our New York office with opportunity for extension, available to start immediately.
Our Cocoa Butter team consists of one video producer, and two video residents. You will report into Cocoa Butter’s Content Lead. We’re a fun team dedicated to creating bold and empowering content where people feel seen, heard and celebrated. Come join us!
Edit 3-5 videos a week
Keep an eye on trending news stories and pop culture news and flip videos quickly
Collaborate with strategists to prioritize time-sensitive vs. evergreen projects so you are optimized for success
Quickly iterate off of successful/trending content
Create a consistent, unique voice in videos that stand out on social media.
Assist with editing videos from other video producers, transcripts, captioning and production administrative tasks
Implement feedback from social strategist and video producers promptly
Well-versed in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and understands why the most popular stuff on those sites became popular
A proven history of publishing creative video work online (must show examples)
A drive to make things that people love and share.
Fluency with Adobe Photoshop and illustration/design/photography skills major plus (Adobe Premier skills are a major, major plus!)
A strong voice and unique style and ability to establish and tone and cadence when it comes to curating content.
An interest in viral content of all forms and understanding how/why it spreads
Ability to QUICKLY flip videos and keep up with content output
Collaborative and open to feedback and working with teams.
Must have great communication skills and give and receive critical feedback in a small team environment
No formal cover letters, please. Instead, include a few short paragraphs in your application explaining why you'd be a good fit for this position. We’d also like you to share 2-3 BuzzFeed videos that performed well on our Cocoa Butter social platforms within the last year, and explain why you think they were successful.
Attach a resume.
Share 3-5 samples of videos you’ve produced and edited yourself that align with black culture and entertainment.
Must provide links to your social media accounts or personal website
Life at BuzzFeed
At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:
A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
Opportunities for personal and professional growth via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning Team, Employee Resource Groups, and more
An attractive compensation package, including salary and equity
A generous and well-rounded benefits program featuring PTO and unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more
No shortage of snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA and NYC!
BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company, delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We value experimentation, teamwork, inclusion, humble confidence. At BuzzFeed, you’ll work collaboratively with inspiring colleagues to create tools, technology, and content that helps connect people all over the world.