BuzzFeed is hiring a

Director, Operations, Branded Products

Los Angeles, United States

This is a mid-level position well suited to a curious individual excited for the prospect of managing the challenges that come from a quickly growing company. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, will bring energy and passion to everything they do, and enjoys rolling up his/her sleeves to tackle projects both big and small.

This job is based in our Los Angeles office, and we offer competitive compensation and stock option program. Not to mention – a super collaborative work environment overflowing with perks ranging from snacks and drinks. Please include a cover letter with your application.

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Business Strategy and Monetization Team (BSM) and Sales to deliver world class products for our clients
  • Scale and optimize product delivery across multiple formats such as video, including future product offerings
  • Scale programs to ensure that the organization meets or exceeds production and product goals
  • Develop, iterate, and maintain business processes, best practices, and training documentation across the BSM Team
  • Manage internal program operations and teams across branded creative, project management, product management, distribution and pricing
  • Build timelines and project manage custom elements and integrations across the teams
  • Manage a pipeline of projects and critical business operations processes
  • Create and/or implement tools for scalable growth
  • Develop a thorough understanding of BuzzFeed ad products and offerings
  • Adhoc analysis and business operations reporting
  • Manage the production operations of the team, external production houses/partners
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and best practices between departments
  • Own the development and implementation of internal or third-party project management tools
  • Develop strong relationships with Key Internal clients across sales, marketing, creative and video teams
  • Inspire and motivate international team across the globe
  • Build best practices and guidelines across the organization
  • Develop and manage a team responsible for physical production, project management, post-production and business operations 
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and best practices between departments
  • Own the development and implementation of internal or third-party project management tools
  • Develop strong relationships with Key Internal clients across sales, marketing, creative and video teams

Requirements:

  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Proven people management experience
  • Ability to work cross-functionally
  • Video experience
  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize demands and meet deadlines
  • Passionate about social media and  BuzzFeed products
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills and an ability to come up with unique solutions to complex problems
  • Solution-oriented approach and ability to thrive in a fast-paced and fluid environment, as well as situations of ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Startup experience a plus
  • Seeks accuracy with a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates organizational, planning, and execution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort with client interfacing role
  • Demonstrated proclivity in Technology, Internet and/or Media/Advertising
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years experience
  • Media company experience preferred
  • Video experience preferred
  • Strong, proven management and communication skills

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 6B monthly video views.