BuzzFeed is hiring a

Deputy World Editor

New York, United States

BuzzFeed News is looking for a Deputy World Editor to help run our team of correspondents around the globe and help build out our global network.

The successful candidate will have a sharp news judgement and a desire to cause trouble. She or he will be creative, aggressive, and a real team player. She or he will bring to the position experience, vision, and the ability to direct coverage in a way that holds the powerful to account. She or he will have a true love of the internet, and understand and embrace its ability to tell stories that could not otherwise be told.

The Editor will be responsible for assigning and editing stories from our staff writers, judging the viability of freelance pitches, and liaising with local BuzzFeed offices from India to Brazil as the company grows its global vision.

The job is based in New York. We offer competitive compensation and a stock option program, along with a comprehensive benefits package and wide-ranging perks. 


Responsibilities:

  • Assign and edit news stories and features
  • Work with reporters to deliver powerful original coverage, pushing for scoops and exclusives
  • Judge the viability/need for freelance pitches
  • Assume full decision making powers when the World Editor is away

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in news, including as an editor
  • Keen news judgment
  • Ability to work independently and take decisions with confidence
  • Also able to work as part of a large team and liaise regularly with reporters
  • Willingness to work long hours when the story requires 
  • An ability to work at the speed of the internet
  • Thorough understanding of the social web, copyright issues, and strong story verification skills