Freelancer Writer, News (Project Based) at BuzzFeed

Complex Networks is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed, Inc.
Complex Networks is a global youth entertainment network spanning major pop culture categories including streetwear and style, food, music, sneakers and sports. Complex Networks is diversified around three pillars: advertising, e-commerce, and content where it creates and distributes original programming for Gen Z and Millennial audiences through premium distributors such as Netflix, Hulu, Turner, Corus, Facebook, Snap, YouTube, Roku and more. Additionally, Complex Networks generates revenue through a number of core business lines, including branded content and advertising, licensing, events, e-commerce, and agency consulting services.

The Role

Complex Networks is seeking a freelance News Writer to join our editorial team. Reporting directly to the News Director and on-shift News Editors, the News Writer will pitch and write stories for the Complex editorial news team. The ideal candidate is a digitally-savvy journalist with a passion for reporting news who can react quickly and effectively to developing stories and the conversations they create.

You Will

  • Pitch and write news stories in a timely manner
  • Cover breaking news with quick and accurate information
  • Properly build draft in Content Management System, which includes story writeup, headline, lead image, and more required fields
  • Proofread and fact-check draft before turning in to editor for review
  • Actively monitor digital publishers, social media, and other resources for potential news coverage in between writeups
  • Occasionally update news stories

You Have

  • 2+ years of writing and reporting experience at a publisher or website
  • A strong understanding of the subjects Complex covers
  • Outstanding spelling and grammar competency
  • Exceptional multi-tasking and communication skills
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • The ability to work under pressure and hit deadlines while maintaining quality work
  • Experience working in a Content Management System
  • Flexibility in schedule to potentially work daytime, evenings, and weekends

About BuzzFeed, Inc.

BuzzFeed, Inc. is the world's leading tech-powered, diversified media company that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally through its cross-platform news and entertainment network. The company produces articles, lists, quizzes, videos, and original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News and HuffPost; an industry-leading affiliate business, strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Commerce; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios.

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

We want all employees to feel safe and comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health and safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.
Note: BuzzFeed, Inc. offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) and open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, and VT.

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