BuzzFeed's DIY and Nifty verticals need an editorial intern for a full-time paid position in the New York office, available to start immediately. You'll be tasked with writing posts on cleaning, life hacks, decor, crafting, gardening and more. For more info on the kinds of topics this internship will cover, check out the BuzzFeed DIY page and the Nifty page.
The ideal candidate has a strong social media presence, especially on Pinterest and Facebook, and is capable of approaching and covering these topics in a humorous and accessible way. Photography, graphic design, video and DIY skills are all a major plus.
Write posts based on successful topics and formats in the creative home realm
Research and track viral trends, especially on Facebook, Pinterest and BuzzFeed
Previous internship at a magazine or website, or exemplary blogging, writing or crafting experience
A strong appreciation for aesthetics and design
A positive, curious, playful disposition with a sense of humor
Comfort with the fast pace of internet publishing
Obsession with Pinterest
Firm grasp on the BuzzFeed voice
Create a profile on BuzzFeed and write three posts related to the above topics that show off your internet chops, writing prowess and how well you get the BuzzFeed voice and style. **DO NOT PUBLISH the posts. Just send the link to your profile so we can see the drafts. (Otherwise they may get deleted.)
Write a few short paragraphs explaining why you'd be a good fit for this particular position, pasted into the body of an email. No formal cover letters, please.
Links to your social media accounts, such as a Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, or personal blog.
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