Contract Job

Director Food Series


New York, NY 04-28-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Director, Project-Based Food Series (project-based)


The Role

BuzzFeed Video is looking for a project-based director to bring their creative and technical skills to our editorial video team. We are looking for a smart, skilled, passionate self-starter that can work seamlessly with the various departments working on an established mini series.

This is a freelance position, based in BuzzFeed's NY office. The Director will work with the in-house creative team and the production team to execute a mini series of an established BuzzFeed food show

You Will
• Collaborate with the Executive Producer and Production Team.
• Attend virtual tech scout, pre-pro meeting, and prep day in addition to shoot days.
• Collaborate with Executive Producer on shot list and creative execution of the show.
• Collaborate with the creative team and DP on gear needs from our in house equipment inventory.
• Follow all COVID-19 safety precautions.
• Lead creative direction at pace that aligns within limits of shooting schedule.
• Guide direction of talent's recipe ideation and execution.
• Work with DP to create a visual style that aligns with past seasons.
• Work with 1st AC to make sure Media Logs are properly filled out and submitted with the footage.
• Work with production to keep set moving and make our shoot days while keeping culinary needs/timing in mind.
• Complete Edit Blueprints detailing creative notes from set for Post production handoff.

You Have
• 2+ years experience directing digital videos.
• Experience with digital food content, ideally with a comedic tone.
• Experience directing talent and working with a DP in the digital space.
• Experience troubleshooting creative solutions if on set limitations or changes arise.
• Solid understanding of the technical aspects of camera & lighting.

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy7m4p-3-238-173-209-42 in your application.

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