BuzzFeed is hiring a

Senior National Reporter

Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

BuzzFeed is looking for a Senior National Reporter to join our growing UK news team.

The right candidate will have a solid track record in general reporting and the ability to source and break ambitious stories that can impact the national agenda – not just react to it. You will be able to spot trends and pick up on themes early on that will start or advance conversations and debates of national interest.


This is a great opportunity for a seasoned reporter who has fresh ideas that will speak to BuzzFeed’s audience across the UK and beyond. You will get to work closely with editors to produce deeply reported stories, free from the pressure of churning out content to simply fill space. 

You will understand the relationship between the internet and journalism right now, including what makes people want to read and share stories online. A clever and creative approach that doesn’t take itself too seriously is also key: We love having fun experimenting and collaborating with new ways of reporting stories.

Responsibilities

  • Pitch, report, and write powerful, well-researched stories that people want to share
  • Work in a collaborative environment with the rest of the BuzzFeed News team
  • Willingness to travel to secure the best stories

Key skills

  • Substantial years’ experience working for a professional news organisation
  • Equally adept at writing engaging long news features and short news pieces
  • Ability to spot a scoop and run with it
  • A creative approach to planned events and off-diary stories
  • Effective in managing personal deadlines
  • Persuasive in getting contacts to give BuzzFeed News stories/data/research first


To Apply: Let us know which of your scoops have made an impact and pitch three ideas for potential stories in your cover letter in order to be considered for the role. Please also attach a CV 

We offer competitive pay, a generous parental leave policy, and a stock option program.

About BuzzFeed

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