Reporter, Breaking News at BuzzFeed London
BuzzFeed 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.
HuffPost seeks a skilled, ambitious reporter to cover breaking news for our large, diverse and engaged audience.
You will be on the frontline of HuffPost’s coverage of the major stories of the day. You will report breaking news on a range of subjects, from politics to major court cases to international demonstrations. You will also contribute to live coverage of major events, such as elections, debates and natural disasters. Reporters on the team are encouraged to pitch ideas for daily news coverage on a wide range of topics, and also have opportunities to work with editors to develop and execute longer-form stories or projects. You will at times need to work independently to identify which news events to cover and how to cover them.
Be a talented writer who is hungry to learn, willing to hit the phones and able to pivot from one topic to another without hesitation. You should be fast and precise in breaking news events, while also staying organized as you manage long-term projects. An expansive and varied news diet and an obsession with breaking news is a must, as is the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Fluency in digital news-gathering tools, including social media, is a plus. You should have a knack for brainstorming informative, interesting and fun story ideas, and have an ability to collaborate across multiple teams and juggle several stories and projects at the same time.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience writing or reporting. However, we encourage candidates with less experience to apply.
This role’s typical shifts take place during U.S. Eastern Time morning hours, and may involve work on Saturdays.
All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board, 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 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.