BuzzFeed is hiring a

Lifestyle Writer

New York, United States

Lifestyle Writer

BuzzFeed Entertainment Group is looking for a driven, creative, and social media-savvy writer to join our lifestyle section. The ideal candidate is someone who's obsessed with the things people are sharing, liking, and talking about when it comes to lifestyle — especially when it comes to resourceful Food and DIY content. 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.

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

These Are The Kitchen Skills Every 20-Something Should Master

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

12 Common Cooking Mistakes You Might Be Making

What Happened When I Lived According To The Pinterest Popular Page

23 Ways To Make Your Car Cleaner Than It’s Ever Been

Here Are The Things Every Grown-Ass Adult Should Have

The position is full-time and can be based in our offices in either New York City or Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit, and produce lifestyle posts for BuzzFeed
  • Make stuff that’s well-researched, service-oriented, and shareable
  • Generate ideas for new formats, headlines, and post types
  • Keep track of viral lifestyle trends on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram and create content around them

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of website, magazine, or blogging/vlogging experience
  • Proven understanding of the kinds of lifestyle content that generate engagement on social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram
  • Self-starter and hard worker with tons of smart ideas
  • Be able to take the perspective of others
  • The ability to be accessible, engaging, and appealing in your work
  • Flexibility, an open mind, and enthusiasm about collaborating and experimenting with unconventional ideas
  • Photography, graphic design, and/or video skills are a plus

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 lifestyle writing prowess (please include RE: BUZZFEED LIFESTYLE WRITER 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 leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We have offices in 18 cities around the world and more than 1300 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, and more. We infuse hard work and fun though a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, humble confidence, and infusing hard work and fun. As an employee, you’ll enjoy perks like office events, snacks, career development courses, and no work on your birthday! But most importantly, you’ll work with inspiring colleagues to build tools and create content that helps connect people all over the world.