BuzzFeed is hiring a

Video Rights Specialist

Los Angeles, United States

Video Rights Specialist

BuzzFeed is looking for an energetic, full-time Video Rights Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience advising on third party rights, fair use, licensing assets, pre-publication review of video content, managing copyrights, and advising on a variety of video production matters. 

We're looking for a self-starter who is organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic about all things web, video and BuzzFeed. This is a non-attorney position based in our Los Angeles video office, reporting to the Legal department. We offer competitive compensation and a stock option program.


  • Provide guidance in matters of copyright, fair use, trademark, right of publicity and other third party rights in relation to video production.
  • Pre-publication review of a variety of content to flag potential rights issues.
  • Administer release templates, tracking, and editing and negotiating as necessary.
  • Work with the studio team to obtain third-party image, footage, and music rights for use in video productions.
  • Maintain electronic records and files of executed rights & clearances and permissions documents.
  • Research various rights issues, best practice developments, and specific projects as they arise.
  • Handling various other intellectual property-related functions as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 3 years working in video production and clearance capacity
  • A working knowledge of usage rights, photo licensing and copyright.
  • A deep understanding of web culture.
  • Ability to handle a large volume of requests in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent communication skills.

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.