Video Journalist
Los Angeles, CA  / New York, NY 
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BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the world's leading independent digital media and tech company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally and spreads Joy and Truth across the internet.
Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform and entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, and Unsolved to name a few! These properties and their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters and more.

The Role

BuzzFeed News is looking for a Video Journalist to join our News Curation team in Los Angeles or New York City, which is the team responsible for packaging and promoting our journalism across all platforms, including social media. You will focus on finding and editing short-form (~3-minute) content for Facebook and Instagram that has news value and reflects the interests of the BuzzFeed News audience on those platforms. You will have an eye for captivating footage that appeals to a wide audience and experience structuring videos to keep our audience engaged while telling a story. They should also be creative, with a passion for news and excellent communication skills.

The Video Journalist will work alongside the News Curation team to learn how to package videos for social media - from creating effective headlines and captions to understanding how to move video on different platforms. You should be self-motivated, curious, with some experience in news video or social media.

This is a one-year, fixed-term position with the option of potentially renegotiating the contract at the end.

You Will

  • Produce 2+ videos a week
  • Harvest user generated content from social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit and YouTube
  • Secure and track content permission
  • Interview sources for videos
  • Editing UGC footage, interviews, and additional components (i.e voiceover and scripts) into cohesive stories
  • Work with the News Curation team to prioritize time-sensitive projects so they are optimized for success
  • Quickly iterate off of successful/trending content
  • Identify content that represents marginalized voices and communities

You Have

  • Proficiency using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • An ability to edit interviews, use key framing and keyboard shortcuts
  • A familiarity with video requirements for various platforms
  • An ability to identify engaging content on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Experience working in After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop (experience creating thumbnails in Photoshop is a must).
  • Great communication skills and ability to give and receive critical feedback in a small team environment
  • Experience working in a meticulous, technical, organized, and creative manner
  • Ability to work independently and under close direction
  • Experience in deadline-driven environment and internet video

To apply:

  • A cover letter and resume
  • Share 3-5 samples of work you've produced, along with details about: how you came up with the idea, the stakeholders involved in the process, and the timeframe.

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (), including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. At BuzzFeed, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth via work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive and equitable compensation and benefits package
  • Plenty of snacks (healthy and indulgent), catered lunches, beverages, etc..

BuzzFeed is the world's leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth and joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world's largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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"BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at applicationhelp@buzzfeed.com. Requests received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

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