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LGBTQ Rights Reporter

Job ID: 9093
Job Views: 153
Location: New York, New York, United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.22.2022

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 News is seeking a writer-editor to cover the LGBTQ community, and the attacks they continue to face in the current political climate. This is a wide-ranging assignment, but the ideal candidate is someone who’s well-versed in anti-trans laws and the special interest groups that support them, as well as the continued and innovative ways that LGBTQ communities resist and thrive. 

We were among the first organizations to take a stance on marriage equality, and now, we want to dedicate resources to bring authority and nuance discussion of gender, LGBTQ rights, and the ever-widening cultural footprint of queer communities. 

This reporter should be adept at navigating the courts, explaining critical context, and writing about the intersection of politics and culture for our audience. That will likely mean jumping on a breaking story about an anti-trans bill or other beat development while balancing a slate of features or investigative projects. We're particularly interested in exploring how trans childhood is being criminalized, and what this could mean for other communities who've historically been marginalized in discussions about health and justice.

We’re also looking for someone who’s interested in finding new ways of breaking through the noise and telling the LGBTQ community’s stories in a fresh, engaging way.

You Will

  • Have a passion and enthusiasm for finding unique ways to cover this topic and be open to jumping on daily assignments as they pop up on your beat
  • Carve out a lane of coverage that has other media outlets scrambling to catch up
  • Be comfortable collaborating with other reporters and desk editors, as well as representing the BuzzFeed News brand on other platforms
  • Be able to hit deadlines with clean, accurate copy

Part of what makes BuzzFeed a pioneer in digital media is our commitment to exploring new ventures that lead to spreading truth and joy. As such, you may be asked to share your knowledge with your colleagues through presentations or trainings, to screen and interview job candidates, or to take part in recruitment or networking events on behalf of the company and be part of a union.

Job Requirements

You Have

  • At least two years of experience reporting on the LGTBQ+ community
  • Fluency in internet culture, what people are talking about, and how to avoid misinformation 
  • A comfort level calling and messaging a wide variety of sources from officials to people who are not public figures, and sensitivity where it’s warranted

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