Vox hires three for climate coverage

The following excerpt was sent out from Vox: Managing editors Natalie Jennings and Nisha Chittal welcome three new hires to Vox: Paige Blankenbuehler as climate editor, Sarah Schweppe as deputy style and standards editor, and Paige Vickers as art director.   As climate editor, Blankenbuehler will lead a team of reporters working to cover the climate crisis with an emphasis on adaptation, accountability, and consequences. […]

HuffPost hires Petersen as news editor for national and politics

Lilli Petersen has joined HuffPost as news editor for national and politics. Recently, she was an editor on the breaking news team at BuzzFeed News. Before that, Petersen was a senior news editor at Elite Daily, where she managed a team of staff reporters, freelancers and junior editors covering national news and politics for a […]

Daily Dot hires Jefferson as executive editor

Whitney Jefferson has joined The Daily Dot as an executive editor. Recently, she was managing editor at BuzzFeed News, where she worked for 11 years. Previously, Jefferson was an associate editor at Jezebel. She interned at and then served as an associate editor at Gawker. She also interned at Sports Illustrated. Jefferson graduated from the […]

McNeal joins Glamour magazine as senior editor

Condé Nast has tapped Stephanie McNeal to serve as a senior editor for Glamour magazine. Recently, she was at BuzzFeed, where she has worked for more than eight years. There, McNeal held the posts of breaking news reporter, news editor, on-air personality, deputy breaking news director for trending news and senior culture writer. She was […]

BuzzFeed News seeks an entertainment reporter

The Role:  BuzzFeed News is seeking a driven, competitive reporter to hold the entertainment industry to account. Whether it’s treatment of actors and staff on set, rooting out additional #MeToo horror stories, or disparities in compensation — there are a lot of rocks to turn over in Hollywood and the ideal candidate should be relentless […]

McMahon swaps BuzzFeed for Dotdash Meredith

Clara McMahon has joined Dotdash Meredith as Amazon news and deals writer. Previously, she served as SEO editorial assistant at BuzzFeed News. McMahon interned at Honeysuckle Magazine in New York and was a staff writer at The Daily Targum, a student-run news outlet for students. McMahon has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies […]

Reuters, BuzzFeed win Polk Awards for biz stories

Joshua Schneyer, Mica Rosenberg and Kristina Cooke of Reuters won a George Polk Award for revealing how staffing agencies in Alabama cashed in on lucrative commissions in a tight labor market by using fake documentation to put migrant children as young as 12 to work in Hyundai auto parts factories and poultry slaughterhouses, subjecting them […]

BuzzFeed taps Petersen to serve as news editor

Lilli Petersen has joined BuzzFeed as an editor on the breaking news team. Recently, she was a senior news editor at Elite Daily, where she managed a team of staff reporters, freelancers and junior editors covering national news and politics for a millennial/Gen Z audience. During more than five years with Elite Daily, Petersen held […]

Abdelmahmoud named reporter at large at BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed Canada has named Elamin Abdelmahmoud reporter at large. He has been with BuzzFeed for more than seven years. Previously, Abdelmahmoud served as a social media editor and news curation editor. He worked at online video and audio media as an online producer and social media specialist for current affairs and documentaries. He worked as […]

After CNET, BuzzFeed tests AI

Last month BuzzFeed laid off 12 percent of its workforce amid an economic downturn. This year, the digital media publisher plans to use OpenAI’s ChatGPT tool to help produce content and enhance quizzes, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal. CEO Jonah Peretti said in an email to staff: “The creative process will increasingly become AI-assisted […]