BuzzFeed India is looking for an editor to find, commission, edit, and track feature-style essays for BuzzFeed's audience in India. This is a consulting assignment based in Mumbai.
Work with the India editor-in-chief and other BuzzFeed editors to develop and execute a strategy for feature-style essays.
Build and maintain a database of freelance writers with the demonstrable ability to write shareable essays.
Build and maintain relationships with each writer.
Solicit pitches via a network of freelancers and on social media.
Monitor incoming pitches to commission a bank of essays to publish.
Create and maintain a publishing schedule for feature essays.
Commission topical essays based on trending themes at least once per week.
Commission essays based on large events or occasions ahead of time.
Write original essays whenever necessary and whenever possible.
Work with other BuzzFeed editors to edit commissioned essays for optimal structure, length, quality, and traction.
Liaise with other teams at BuzzFeed to package each essay.
Experiment with formats and styles to keep building a bank of data about essay performances on BuzzFeed India.
Strategise and execute distribution of each published essay.
Ideally at least 3 years writing and editing essays for a web publication
Knowledge and experience of nonfiction writing at a professional level
A demonstrated ability to write viral nonfiction
Ability to write and edit quickly, while meeting a high bar of quality
Ability to give constructive feedback and develop both emerging and experienced writers
Good organizational skills — you can keep multiple balls in the air at once
An incurable internet and social media addiction
Proven understanding of the kinds of content that generates engagement online in India, and the ability to articulate those qualities
Ideas! An endless well of ideas!
Bonus: An existing network of high-quality writers and editors
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