BuzzFeed is hiring a

Food Writer

New York, United States
We're looking for a driven, creative, and social media-savvy writer to join BuzzFeed's food properties. The ideal candidate is someone who's obsessed with the things people are sharing, liking, recommending, and talking about when it comes to All Things Food. They will also be able to produce work quickly, experiment with lots of different content types, and be interested in analyzing the results of their work.

 
The position is full-time and based in our New York office.
 
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Write, edit, and produce posts for BuzzFeed Food
  • Make stuff that people like to share
  • Generate ideas for new formats, headlines, and post types
  • Keep track of viral food trends on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram and create content around them
  • Contribute to the conversation about food: from viral food trends, to fun videos, to useful cooking tips & tricks, and more.
 
Requirements: 
  • 1-3 years of website, magazine, or blogging/vlogging experience 
  • Proven understanding of the kinds of food and cooking that generate engagement on social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram
  • Photography and/or video skills are a major plus
  • Self-starter and hard worker with tons of smart ideas
  • The ability to be accessible, engaging, and appealing in your work
  • Flexibility, an open mind, and enthusiasm about collaborating and experimenting with unconventional ideas
  • A genuine love of food in all its forms 
  • A sense of humor! 

Interested candidates should include the following to apply: 
  • Create a profile on BuzzFeed and publish at least two sample posts that show off your internet chops and Food writing prowess (please include RE: BUZZFEED FOOD APPLICATION at the very beginning of any submitted posts). Applications without sample posts will not be considered.
  • A few short paragraphs explaining why you'd be a good fit for this particular position with a link to BuzzFeed profile / sample posts
  • Links to your social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or a personal blog.
  • A resume.
  • Links to published written work.
 

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.