Lead, BuzzFeed UK Entertainment at BuzzFeed

About BuzzFeed, Inc.

BuzzFeed, Inc. (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture and commerce, our brands drive conversation and inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, and obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed, Inc. is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, and creative; and inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders and creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks and HuffPost to come.

The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for a creative and enterprising content lead to take our Entertainment brand to the next level.
As the leader of a group of multi-functional creatives and producers, you'll guide the editorial strategy and oversee creative direction of content involving the UK’s brightest celebrities and entertainment partners.
You’ll have deep experience in social media publishing across video and written articles, and be passionate about making viral content that is instantly recognisable as ‘BuzzFeed’.
With an obsession for social storytelling and a love of the big and small screen, you'll oversee (and even star in) compelling viral content that audiences can't wait to share.
You'll be a native of the digital and pop cultural landscape with intimate knowledge of the latest and greatest in social media, and be constantly exploring new formats and platforms.
Candidates with experience turning data insights into viral content and working with commercial clients will be at home in this role.

You Will

  • Work with a team of producers and writers to create market-leading videos and articles that are viewed by millions of people around the world
  • Develop a growth strategy for all BuzzFeed’s platforms and content types
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced, creatively demanding work environment that requires meticulous attention to detail
  • Motivate a team, ensuring your editorial and creative vision is communicated and understood from planning through to delivery
  • Be a confident editor who can make key editorial decisions over the commissioning and direction of written content
  • Apply insights to inspire virality, new formats, and valuable integrations for branded partnerships
  • Create, research, edit and star in videos and be open to helping other teams with shoots, appearing in their videos and other branded campaigns
  • Be involved in branded approvals, from development to pre-production, production and post-production, ensuring quality execution at every stage

You Have

  • An appreciation for adhering to the highest editorial standards across written and video content
  • A deep understanding of analytics tools and data to improve the understanding of what does well on each platform, and the ability to use this knowledge to communicate best practice
  • A willingness to experiment and reiterate on past successes, and be interested in analysing results to help inspire a team of writers
  • A professional understanding linear editing programs such as Premiere Pro and Final Cut and have a rapid editing workflow
  • An operational understanding of a workflow for both video and written content
  • Experience working with commercial clients with the ability to be client-facing
  • Experience managing budgets and working with operations leads
  • Experience at hiring and coordinating freelance personnel, as well as optimizing their workflow

Life at BuzzFeed, Inc.

We celebrate inclusion and are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are 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.
You can expect:
  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary and stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

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