BuzzFeed is hiring a

Longform Editor

An overview of the opportunity

We’re looking for an editor with experience working on a wide variety of online features including news; whilst also having experience in longform reporting and personal experience essays.  

The successful candidate should be very experienced in shaping features from a pitch and a first draft and line edits, through fact-checking and publication; this person will be someone who loves to work on diverse topics and can get up to speed on whatever subject any story might cover, or any set of unique circumstances that a complicated story might bring. 

These stories will come from a range of sources from freelancers and staffers which will range from deeply reported narratives to longer personal essays; the ability to confidently jump from one situation to another, and juggle several at once, is essential. A proven track record of working with a diverse cast of writers, someone who is naturally intrigued about how these stories are shared online and someone passionately engaged in social media.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Inspire a team of staff writers and freelancers, overseeing projects from idea through to publication.
  • Managing the workflow of multiple stories in development and working with writers to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Communicate and collaborate with social and news curation teams to help promote stories across social platforms, as well as liaising with the art desk about graphics and illustrations for relevant features.
  • Work effectively across all teams and divisions, particularly on the projects where lifestyle, news and buzz intersect.

Key skills include:

  • Strong experience of editing including proven experience as a features editor
  • Experience editing and working on features for an online audience
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a larger team.
  • Comfort with writers of all styles and dispositions and established relationships with writers that could be brought into the fold.
  • Proven track record of commissioning and editing features which are widely shared online

To include in your application:

Please include in your cover letter the following task- 

- What could longform be at BuzzFeed- up to 300 words. 

- 3-5 ideas for longform articles for BuzzFeed. 

Please include this alongside your CV and an indication of your salary expectations

 

In return you will receive: 

  • 25 days annual leave plus a day for your birthday
  • Pension plan, private health care and dental
  • Childcare and eye care vouchers
  • Great office location right near Carnaby St, we even throw in a discount card
  • Free lunch twice a week, pizza & beer once a month
  • Fresh fruit and snack cupboard
  • Company share scheme
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Join the culture club – organize bake off’s, socials, summer party, charity days etc