BuzzFeed is hiring a

Weekend Producer (or Jr Producer), Breaking News

New York, United States

Weekend Producer (or Jr Producer), Breaking News 

BuzzFeed Video is looking for a creative, innovative, resourceful, do-it-all firestarter/video producer/editor.

Someone who can take on experimental, long-term documentary projects and quick-hit viral news bangers with equal amounts of zeal and enthusiasm.  

The role will exist as part of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, but the team-member will work closely with BuzzFeed News, to expand the way BuzzFeed as a whole approaches video around news coverage.

This job is full-time, based in New York, and offers competitive compensation and a stock option program.  


  • Working weekends, in charge of producing videos for breaking video coverage, for both general breaking news and social/viral news
  • Producing 7-10 breaking and social news videos a week; creative, fast, short, text-heavy videos designed to share on Facebook
  • Working with BuzzFeed News weekend coverage team to quickly identify the most crucial videos for weekend publishing
  • Working with BuzzFeed News curation team to quickly identify media in social ecosystem that could drive online conversation
  • Breaking down trends happening across every platform to identify new ways of sharing various types of videos
  • Discover and create new recurring video formats to live on BuzzFeed, Facebook & Facebook Live, and other platforms


  • Producer: At least 4-7 years of experience producing online video content
  • Jr Producer: At least 2-4 years experience producing online video content
  • Extensive experience in newsroom environment
  • An excitement to make videos around trending news topics
  • A love of experimentation and trying to tell stories in new and different ways
  • Proven ability to create compelling, shareable web videos of all types
  • An ability to organize your time and have a solid understanding of how long your projects will take
  • Ability to work in small teams as easily as off on your own
  • Researching/reaching out and booking characters for profiles

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.