Political Correspondent

BuzzFeed

London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 06/16/2021
  • 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

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

HuffPost is looking for a political correspondent to join our UK edition to cover the day’s most compelling political stories. 

The ideal candidate will come with an impressive contacts book and have a proven record of breaking stories that cut-through the noise of Westminster.

Although primarily working from the House of Commons, you will be a key part of HuffPost’s mission to take our journalism beyond Westminster and focus on issues that really matter to our readers across the UK.

This role is suited to a highly motivated self-starter with a hunger for political news who is comfortable working both independently and collaboratively.

You’ll be able to articulate the bigger picture, yet capable of tackling the detail, as well picking up breaking news, and spotting quirky or offbeat stories that others miss.

The candidate will be motivated by HuffPost’s editorial mission and have confidence and experience in evaluating sources and framing stories that fit the highest journalistic standards.

You Will 

  • Break stories and write exclusives that create impact
  • Cover breaking news with flair and originality
  • Contribute to HuffPost UK’s weekly politics podcast
  • Serve as a political commentator for HuffPost UK in the media
  • Contribute coverage ideas for upcoming political events

You Have

  • 4+ years’ experience in political or news journalism highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience within digital news journalism 
  • Ability to leverage traditional reporting skills with digital tools and data
  • Experience working in breaking news and/or political news
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and a strong understanding of media law

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, including salary and stock options
  • A generous and well-rounded benefits program featuring PTO, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more
  • 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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