BuzzFeed is hiring a

News Desk Editor

BuzzFeed News is seeking a full-time news editor to join our growing team in our London office. We're looking for an editor with sharply-honed and instinctive news judgment and the ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-moving, ambitious newsroom. This editor will assign and edit a range of coverage that includes breaking news posts, troublemaking exclusives and definitive on-the-ground reporting. The editor will also have a deep understanding of the way news travels on social media.

This job is based in our London office. We offer competitive compensation and a stock option program.


  •   Assign and edit news stories.
  •   Work closely with news editors and reporters to deliver powerful and original coverage.
  •   Promote news stories across social platforms.
  •   Manage the workflow in a fast-paced environment.


  • Two to three years experience on a national newsdesk or as a senior national news reporter
  •  Ability to work independently and also as part of a larger team.
  •  Commitment to original reporting; finding scoops and moving the big stories on.
  •  Keen interest in the ethics of news.
  •  Sound knowledge of UK media law.
  •  Understanding of audience data.
  •  Willingness to work long hours when the story requires.
  •  Thorough understanding of the social web, copyright issues, web research, and strong story  verification skills