Well that was a fun year. As of December 2013, BuzzFeed has built a UK audience of 10m unique visitors per month, a more than fourfold increase since launching in April. We’ve been profiled in the Guardian and Evening Standard, discussed on the Today Programme, and referenced in parliament. We’ve been called masters of the social web by The Sunday Times and, er, architects of the apocalypse by GQ.
Now it’s time for the next phase. We want to keep building our UK audience, and to that end we will be hiring a significant number of writers and editors in the coming months. If you’re interested, be sure to keep an eye on the jobs board. But also, don’t be afraid to get in touch direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll be looking for journalists in the fields of news, celebrity, entertainment and politics - but I’m also keen hire to hire funny, talented generalists. These people will not be tied to any particular content category: their job will simply be to turn up every morning at our Hatton Garden office and create amazing, entertaining things that people can’t resist sharing.
If that sounds like you, bear in mind that there is a wonderfully simple and transparent way to show us what you can do: simply sign up for a community account, write a few sample posts, and send me links as you go along. Basically, if you write well, love BuzzFeed, grasp the social web, and are good at the internet, I’d like to hear from you.
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