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Buzzfeed

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:43 am

Has anyone ever gotten an offer to interview here? Or does anyone have insight on what their legal dep't is like? (NY)

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby SmokeytheBear » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:52 am

I know a TON of people just got laid off. Be careful.

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:12 am

SmokeytheBear wrote:I know a TON of people just got laid off. Be careful.


Yikes... good to know

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Lesion of Doom » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:31 pm

BuzzFeed is in a death spiral. Its financial outlook darkened considerably — and probably irrevocably — in 2015-16. I'd steer clear.

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 pm

also curious
i don't care so much about long term since i'm not expecting to be hired after graduation, but just wanted to know more about the interview process and summers there

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:also curious
i don't care so much about long term since i'm not expecting to be hired after graduation, but just wanted to know more about the interview process and summers there


Yeah that's exactly what I was wondering ^

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby spha12 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:03 am

Lesion of Doom wrote:BuzzFeed is in a death spiral. Its financial outlook darkened considerably — and probably irrevocably — in 2015-16. I'd steer clear.


even w/ all the traffic they are getting by posting any rumor or gossip about any well-known person no matter how substantiated just so they can be "first"...

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby blueapple » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:42 am

spha12 wrote:
Lesion of Doom wrote:BuzzFeed is in a death spiral. Its financial outlook darkened considerably — and probably irrevocably — in 2015-16. I'd steer clear.


even w/ all the traffic they are getting by posting any rumor or gossip about any well-known person no matter how substantiated just so they can be "first"...


This is a strange first post. I don't think Buzzfeed even does this.
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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Nebby » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:18 am

blueapple wrote:
spha12 wrote:
Lesion of Doom wrote:BuzzFeed is in a death spiral. Its financial outlook darkened considerably — and probably irrevocably — in 2015-16. I'd steer clear.


even w/ all the traffic they are getting by posting any rumor or gossip about any well-known person no matter how substantiated just so they can be "first"...


This is a strange first post. I don't think Buzzfeed even does this.

The poster is probably defending the honor of our golden shower president

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:41 pm

Did the first round interview.. if anyone gets updates let us know!

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby encore1101 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:05 pm

blueapple wrote:
spha12 wrote:
Lesion of Doom wrote:BuzzFeed is in a death spiral. Its financial outlook darkened considerably — and probably irrevocably — in 2015-16. I'd steer clear.


even w/ all the traffic they are getting by posting any rumor or gossip about any well-known person no matter how substantiated just so they can be "first"...


This is a strange and only first post. I don't think Buzzfeed even does this.




ftfy.

also, i'd imagine buzzfeed is less popular because there's only so many "you know you're a 90s kid if you ...." articles they can churn out.

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby flashdril » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:51 pm

Alright the jokes are funny and all but Buzzfeed News has some of the best reporters on the planet and has sent many others on to careers at more traditional news outlets. At least in theory the fun stuff is supposed to pay for the smart stuff.

Buzzfeed's financial situation isn't great, but it's not any worse than most digital media outlets right now. Their revenue grew but was short of forecasts. They probably just overhired with all the seed funding they got.

Can't add much about the interview process. As someone with a little knowledge of the media landscape, I'd say Buzzfeed is probably in better shape than most new media places to survive (it's not Gawker or Splinter or any of the Kinja sites, for example) but it's not, like, the Times or the Post.

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:16 pm

I did the first round (video recording of 3 Qs - about 5 min total) last week and was contacted this Monday about a second round - phone call with counsel. Seems they're doing second rounds this week and planning on decisions by the end of the month

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I did the first round (video recording of 3 Qs - about 5 min total) last week and was contacted this Monday about a second round - phone call with counsel. Seems they're doing second rounds this week and planning on decisions by the end of the month


Damn I didn't hear anything :( guess that's bad news. Good luck!!

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby nacogdoches » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:22 pm

FWIW if people are worried about the financial outlook side of Buzzfeed, it's actually reasonably healthy. The layoffs were mostly about advertising and sales staff who weren't needed when they switched to automatic advertising (there's an actual word for it, but it's ads that automatically populate, rather than being sold to be on a specific story). From that change, revenues went up and costs went down through laying off ad staff.

Source: I've got a college friend who works there in a different department.

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby spha12 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:09 am

Nebby wrote:
blueapple wrote:
spha12 wrote:
Lesion of Doom wrote:BuzzFeed is in a death spiral. Its financial outlook darkened considerably — and probably irrevocably — in 2015-16. I'd steer clear.


even w/ all the traffic they are getting by posting any rumor or gossip about any well-known person no matter how substantiated just so they can be "first"...


This is a strange first post. I don't think Buzzfeed even does this.

The poster is probably defending the honor of our golden shower president


i'm actually not. i'm defending the honor of tons of people that this website will throw under the bus because they want to break a story first without doing the proper checks. all they care about is the clicks. buzzfeed is dumbing down discourse and the ethics of journalism. 1/4th of the site is probably native advertising. they are sh*t about acknowledging mistakes in their reporting as well. i couldn't care less about our orange president and those golden shower stories are probably true.

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Re: Buzzfeed

Postby Pomeranian » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:26 pm

Buzzfeed has been steadily losing viewers/web traffic in recent years. More people are switching over to "traditional" outlets like WaPo and NYT from "viral" news outlets like Buzzfeed. #TheTrumpEffect




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