BuzzFeed is hiring an

Associate Copy Editor, LA

Los Angeles, United States

BuzzFeed is seeking an experienced copy editor in the L.A. area to fact-check and copyedit sponsored articles for grammar, spelling, punctuation, tone, and consistency. The position requires an eagle-eyed individual who possesses a solid grasp of the English language and has a background in editing and writing.

The ideal candidate has experience editing a variety of article formats, from short lists to longform features, and has worked with multiple writing styles. He or she should also be well-versed in each step of the fact-checking process, with the skills necessary to identify content that requires proper attribution or additional research. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, comfortable juggling multiple projects at once, and able to meet tight deadlines.  

BuzzFeed is interested in someone with a sense of humor who can balance technical writing with the “internet vernacular” that makes the site unique (i.e., must love memes). Being a team player with the ability to communicate succinctly with writers, account managers, and sellers is a plus.

This position is based in our L.A. office. We offer competitive compensation and a stock option program.

 

Responsibilities

  • Copyedit sponsored content in a variety of formats, adhering to BuzzFeed’s unique style guide
  • Fact-check posts for validity of all statistics, facts, quotes, and statements
  • Work alongside senior copy editor to help shape narratives and deliver client-ready copy
  • Assist L.A. Creative team with any grammar- or sourcing-related questions or concerns
  • Show awareness of brand tone, flagging any copy for sensitivity issues or unalignment with client demographic
  • Aid in exploring and expanding new and exciting ideas on BuzzFeed

Requirements

  • Two to three years of professional copyediting experience
  • Strong grasp of AP style
  • Passion for advertising with industry experience writing, editing, and ideating
  • Deadline driven and works well with others
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new writing styles and formats
  • Familiarity with British English and/or Australian English a plus
  • Must love the Oxford comma

 

 

About BuzzFeed

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 more than 200M and 1.5B monthly video views.