BuzzFeed is hiring a

Junior Food Writer & Producer

New York, United States

Junior Food Writer & Producer

We're looking for a driven, creative, and social media-savvy writer and producer to join BuzzFeed's food properties. The ideal candidate is someone who's obsessed with what people are sharing, liking, recommending, and talking about when it comes to All Things Food. They should be equally comfortable writing posts and executing short-form food video content for the web and other digital platforms.

Here are some examples of the sort of thing that we're looking for:

POSTS

Which Ice Cream Brand Actually Has The Most Cookie Dough?

Rainbow Bagels Are Here And We Can’t Keep Our Shit Together

15 Useful Kitchen Skills To Master In Your 20's

VIDEOS

12 Food Facts You Won't Believe Are True

8 Facts About Food That Will Totally Creep You Out

7 Food Lies Everyone Accepts As Fact

This job is full-time and based in New York.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive, write, edit and produce food posts and videos for BuzzFeed’s YouTube channels & Facebook pages.  
  • Ability to take popular posts from buzzfeed.com and creatively convert into interesting videos for the web
  • Ability to create content quickly, experiment with lots of different formats, and analyze the results of your work.
  • Generate ideas for new formats, headlines, and content types.
  • Keep track of viral food trends on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram and create content around them
  • Contribute to the conversation about food: from food trends, to viral videos, to useful cooking tips & tricks, and more.

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of experience creating compelling food content
  • Proven ability to create shareable web video (shooting, editing, lighting, audio recording etc.)
  • Proven experience with video editing (Premiere Pro)
  • Proven understanding of the kinds of food and cooking that generate engagement on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram
  • Self-starter and hard worker with tons of smart ideas
  • The ability to be accessible, engaging, and appealing in your work
  • A competitive drive -- you enjoy winning and really going for it
  • A genuine love of food in all its forms

About BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is a global media company that produces and distributes original news, entertainment and video. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology and reaches a global audience of over 200M monthly uniques and 6B monthly video views.