Posted 29 May 2024, 8:00 pm

Culture Reporter at Employment Opportunities at BuzzFeed, Inc.

HuffPost is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed, Inc. 

As part of our esteemed news organization, HuffPost is a leading source of award-winning news and commentary for the most diverse and connected generation ever— with reporting spanning across politics, lifestyle, entertainment and more. HuffPost believes in putting people before power and telling the stories that too often go unheard, from the voices that matter

Business Area: Content
Job Category: HuffPost 

Salary:
$76,537.00- $78,000.00 USD 
Union Status: 
Union 
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the HuffingtonPost and Writers Guild of America East.

BuzzFeed Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. We reserve the ability to adjust the final compensation for this role based on the final candidate's experience, skillset, certifications, and geography.

The Role

HuffPost is seeking a Culture Reporter who can provide sharp and quick pop-culture reporting and analysis, own our weekly entertainment newsletter, and help grow our regular audience for culture coverage. This team is based in New York City, but we are also open to remote applicants.

You Will

  • Keep up with an entertainment calendar to cover TV/film/music etc. in a timely manner.
  • Generate creative takes on the most talked-about entertainment stories, with an original angle.
  • Identify and cover emerging trends and social media moments and help define HuffPost as a destination for that topic.
  • Produce clean and structurally sound reporting and criticism.
  • Contribute news items and/or analysis for tentpole events including awards shows, heritage months, anniversaries, and other big moments in the pop-culture space.
  • Ideally, be comfortable with occasionally representing HuffPost at events and in the press.
  • Work with the audience team to package stories in smart and creative ways: sharp headline writing, SEO optimization, art and graphics selection, social media promotional language, etc.

Part of what makes BuzzFeed a pioneer in digital media is our commitment to exploring new ventures that lead to spreading truth and joy. As such, you may be asked to share your knowledge with your colleagues through presentations or trainings, to screen and interview job candidates, or to take part in recruitment or networking events on behalf of the company and be part of a union.

You Have

  • Previous experience as a culture reporter with a demonstrated record of relevant, high-quality work on your beat or an equivalent field.
  • A big appetite for stories about TV, film, music, celebrity, and broader entertainment news stories. 
  • Passion to tell stories about diverse voices and communities and be able to add valuable analysis to complex news and issues that matter to HuffPost readers. 
  • Ability to parse through the viral stories on social media to highlight and smartly engage with the topics that everyone is talking about. 
  • Interest in how the business of Hollywood can affect our readers and why they should care.
  • A fun and curious spirit about culture and entertainment and can work independently and collaboratively.

"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."

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
  • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary
  • 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.

Note: BuzzFeed, Inc. offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) and is 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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