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12 Reasons To Hire Me For The Editorial Intern Position

I'm dedicated, positive, and love creating buzz-worthy content!

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Hi! I’m Zoe. I’m a rising junior at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where my concentration is in journalism and food theory. I really, really, *really* want to work at BuzzFeed as an Editorial Intern this fall. I thought I’d comprise some reasons why I’d be perfect for the job because, let’s be honest, cover letters can be boring.

1. I have writing experience.

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I have written for various food publications (Spoon University and @EatingNYC) and tons, I mean TONS, of academic papers.

2. ...Although my prior experience is mainly in food writing, I’m enthusiastic about creating original, engaging, and funny content.

3. I'm a pop culture nerd.

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Between my Bachelor(ette) knowledge (I know my Ben H. from my Ben Z from my Ben F.!), extensive repertoire of Taylor Swift lyrics, and proficiency with ~trendy~ Instagram foods, I’ve got you covered on the pop culture front.

4. I'm an extremely hard worker.

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Whether I’m writing an article or getting coffee for the office, you’ll never find me slacking off. I approach projects with tenacity, motivation, and positivity - weightlifting included (LOL JK).

5. I participate in niche cultural activities.

...each of allows me insight into writing opportunities and experiences that I may not have known about otherwise. Cheese club included!
Laurra McGregor

...each of allows me insight into writing opportunities and experiences that I may not have known about otherwise. Cheese club included!

6. I'm a good arm rest.

I’m 4’10”. Not only does that tend to make me relatively memorable but, more than anything else, my head is a good armrest if your arms get tired. Intern duties, I suppose!
Hayley Aaronson

I’m 4’10”. Not only does that tend to make me relatively memorable but, more than anything else, my head is a good armrest if your arms get tired. Intern duties, I suppose!

7. I love meeting new people.

Gaining perspectives from others is invaluable to my personal growth - even if they aren’t Ellen Degeneres.
Portia de Rossi

Gaining perspectives from others is invaluable to my personal growth - even if they aren’t Ellen Degeneres.

8. I'm a meticulous documenter.

Me

As you may be able to tell by this gif of me scrolling through steak pictures I took, I document just about everything I do and everywhere I go.

9. I’m adventurous.

I enjoy trying new experiences and writing about them. See: I tried the world's most expensive cup of coffee. Or just this photo of me eating a scorpion when I was 5.
My dad

I enjoy trying new experiences and writing about them. See: I tried the world's most expensive cup of coffee. Or just this photo of me eating a scorpion when I was 5.

10. I'm a good team player.

Since I’m too small to be a professional football player (oh well, go Hawks!), I exercise my teamwork skills in other ways. Gaining new perspectives in order to solve problems in the workplace and classroom are important to me.
My dad

Since I’m too small to be a professional football player (oh well, go Hawks!), I exercise my teamwork skills in other ways. Gaining new perspectives in order to solve problems in the workplace and classroom are important to me.

11. I’m organized.

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I always keep two planners. Clutter drives me crazy. I'm always writing a lot of lists, so listicles are always fun to write!

12. And I'm passionate about BuzzFeed!

Creating relatable and easily shareable content in a fun and welcoming environment is not only something I do have experience with, but something I'd like to continue doing at BuzzFeed. I hope you enjoy my application!

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