Full Time Job

International Comms Lead

Buzzfeed

London, United Kingdom 07-20-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
About BuzzFeed, Inc.

BuzzFeed, Inc. (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture and commerce, our brands drive conversation and inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, and obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed, Inc. is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, and creative; and inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders and creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks and HuffPost to come.

The Role

BuzzFeed, Inc. is seeking an energetic PR professional to support communications outside the US–both internal and external–for a one-year contract period. This role will provide support to editorial and business leaders across BuzzFeed and HuffPost operations in the UK, Japan, Australia, India, Mexico, and Canada.

The person in this role will report to BuzzFeed's VP of Communications, and sit within the broader BuzzFeed PR team. The lead's primary focus will be extending the reach and impact of BuzzFeed's international brands, including: HuffPost UK, Tasty UK, Seasoned, Bloom, BuzzFeed & Tasty Latam - which includes content from Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Peru- among others. This person will also amplify BuzzFeed, Inc's company-wide business, studio, and content initiatives in all markets outside the US.

We are loo king for someone who has a passion for entertainment, news and social publishing, loves media relations, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is inspired by what BuzzFeed, Inc. produces every day across its many platforms.

Ideally, the candidate for this role will be based in the UK, and able to travel to the BuzzFeed UK office in London when required.

You Will
• Support strategy and execution for communications around company initiatives outside the US.
• Collaborate with regional editorial and business leaders to know what they're working on, what's coming up, and develop strategic and proactive communications plans to best position their work.
• Position company executives and specialist creators for high level speaking opportunities and industry events in the UK, Australia, Canada, and other markets.
• Be in constant touch with press, broadcast producers, and grow relationships with media contacts.
• Serve as the PR point of contact during major events, as well as placing business stories to elevate our sales organisation.

You Have
• 3-5 years experience inside a media company, PR firm, and/or in a press office pitching on a daily basis.
• Demonstrated success securing media coverage across various platforms (tv, print, web, radio).
• Solid understanding of media, entertainment, and tech landscape, and a strong editorial sensibility.
• Excellent organisation and communication skills.
• Ability to work well under pressure, juggle multiple tasks on tight deadlines, lead projects, and be a strategic advisor in time-sensitive scenarios.
• Desired: experience in food content and/or entertainment PR.

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 and stock options.
• 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1z0qm-3-229-124-74-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Buzzfeed

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.