Organization Description - BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment company. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web to its global audience of 200M.
Location - Washington, D.C.
Job Description - BuzzFeed News is hiring a Washington, D.C.-based Washington Editor to work with our exceptional politics team as we enter the 2016 presidential cycle.
The editor must have fantastic news judgment, the ability to recognize what’s missing from a story, and tangible ideas for what BuzzFeed News political content should look like during the 2016 presidential cycle. He or she should have experience breaking political news and working on deeply reported politics stories, as an editor or a reporter.
Our goal each day is to produce excellent political news that is well-reported, crisp, accurate, and substantial. The editor should have an intuitive understanding of what’s most important in a given national political development, and an ability to build strong working relationships with talented reporters who cover a diverse set of beats. The editor should also have a good sense of humor.
Finally, a strong sense of urgency is also essential for the position. Candidates should have ideas about how to best deliver political news in 2015. Recognizing that news frequently breaks first on Twitter and spreads on Facebook, this editor must understand the necessity to make quick and smart news judgments that both embrace these delivery methods and do not compromise quality.
The position is based in our Washington, D.C., office. The Washington Editor will report to the Politics Editor.
- Partner with the politics editor, and other editors, to make coverage decisions for BuzzFeed News politics content.
- Add style, velocity, and craft to the work of talented reporters.
- Edit politics team coverage in conjunction with the politics editor.
- Help manage reporters who are stepping in and out of the intense online news cycle.
- Work odd hours during the 2016 presidential campaign, including some weekend days.
- Proven editing and/or writing chops; great reporters interested in editing for the first time are encouraged to apply.
- Worked in political media during the 2012 presidential cycle.
- Willingness to work extremely hard.
- Ability to take deep satisfaction in work under someone else’s byline.
- Emotional intelligence.