this may sound strange, but working for buzzfeed in the future is one of my life goals, honestly. the people, atmosphere, and everything else in between seems so cool. it may be a smidge far-fetched, (pt1)
(pt2) but I really feel like it would fit me to work there. are there any tips you have for a specific degree or anything in a college that would fit into a job like yours? (p.s. you are hilarious. that is all. thank you.)
Hi friend! Thanks for sending me a message and calling me hilarious, that’s so nice of you. :D Working at Buzzfeed is pretty fun. The best advice I can give you is to just focus on what you want to do, rather than working at a specific company. Like, I always wanted to work at Pixar but y’know, life! Buzzfeed employs lots of people who work in a lot of different areas. There are writers, sales people, developers, video production, (which is what I do) and a ton of other awesome folks! I wouldn’t cater your decisions about your education to a specific company but I will tell you my path. I was a Film production major in college, but I also have a fair bit of experience doing sketch and improv which helps w/acting in videos. While it seems like I only appear in videos from the outside, I don’t. I do pre-pro, write, shoot, edit and do post production (and animation). So do my colleagues. Nearly everyone you see in Buzzfeed videos are also the people making the videos. Which is crazy! And amazing! We’re all multi-disciplined, creative people who love the internet.
I think that’s the most important thing, being able to be flexible and skilled in a variety of areas. Like I can edit, but I can also draw, write and act (sort of). I’m extremely lucky to have found a job that lets me do everything I love, but I also had to figure out exactly what that was.
I hope that was helpful! Don’t hesitate to send me any more questions. :3 But I wouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket.