BuzzFeed Video Fellowship

BuzzFeed

Los Angeles, CA, US / New York, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 01/11/2021
  • Website: buzzfeed.com
  • Company Address: 200 5th Avenue 8th Floor, , New York, NY, 10010

About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience.

Job Description

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

The BuzzFeed Video Fellowship is a six-month program for the next generation of video producers eager to master the tools and techniques of the social web. Over the course of the program, you will learn BuzzFeed’s process/voice/strategy for creating compelling, shareable short-form video content. This includes enhancing your production skills from conception to execution - brainstorming, writing, producing, shooting, editing, post-production, notes -- and exploring how and why people view and share videos through BuzzFeed, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and other social sites.

You are a native of the digital and pop culture landscape with intimate knowledge of the latest and greatest in emerging technology/platforms. You are obsessed with cultural meme propagation and devour the things people are sharing, liking, recommending and talking about.

Fellows will work with and learn from members of the BuzzFeed Video team. This is the perfect fellowship for someone interested in pursuing a career in entertainment, new media or creative services, who is fascinated by the web, social networks, human psychology, pop culture, and the changing media landscape.

This is a full-time, paid with health benefits, six-month, cohort-experience based online.

The deadline to apply for this fellowship is Friday, January 15th.  All application materials will need to be submitted when you apply (including the link to your sample video).  The intended start date for this Fellowship is between mid-February and the beginning of March.

You Will

  • Develop mastery of established BuzzFeed Video formats, styles, content generation methods, and production processes
  • Conceive, write, shoot, edit and produce videos for BuzzFeed YouTube channels
  • Work with senior producers to discover and create new recurring video formats to live on BuzzFeed, YouTube, and other video sharing services

You Have

  • A genuine interest in what makes content shareable and viral
  • 1-2 years of proven experience creating compelling, shareable video content
  • Proficiency with DSLR cameras, basic sound/lighting equipment, and editing suites
  • Adobe Creative Suite and on set experience a plus
  • Extremely knowledgeable about at least one social platform such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok (preferably YouTube, but not required)
  • Ability to work in small teams and independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects throughout various stages of production
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism – high emotional intelligence
  • A competitive drive with a positive, curious and kind disposition (no haters)
  • Experience in front of a camera appreciated, but not required

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/about/jobs), 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 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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