A Day in the Life of a BuzzFeed Employee

by Kristina Rudic | January 13, 2016

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At this point, it's safe to say all of us have taken a quiz, read a ~listicle~, or watched a funny video on the viral sensation that is BuzzFeed. The site has grown from just a "cat site" to a media company covering from entertainment, politics, and investigative news to the cutest corgis you've literally ever seen (no, really). Posts on BuzzFeed reach over 200 million individual readers per month and videos on YouTube and Facebook are viewed over 2.2 billion times, with more than half of those views coming from people between the ages of 18 to 34. Other social media companies have taken note and started incorporating shorter, list-like posts and quizzes, incredibly similar to those BuzzFeed originally launched.

The company's founder Jonah Peretti started the site in November 2006 while still working at The Huffington Post, which he helped create with Ken Lerer and Arianna Huffington. His interest in viral content originated during an email exchange with a customer service rep from Nike in regard to a sneaker order he attempted to place with the word "sweatshop" on the side. You could say that after he forwarded the now-famous email chain to friends and they forwarded it to more friends, the rest became history.

Today, BuzzFeed employs over 1,200 people throughout its offices in seven countries. Among these employees is Elysia Mann, who is on the ad strategy team in their New York office. This is a snap look into her day.

--Kristina Rudic

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At this point, it's safe to say all of us have taken a quiz, read a ~listicle~, or watched a funny video on the viral sensation that is BuzzFeed. The site has grown from just a "cat site" to a media company covering from entertainment, politics, and investigative news to the cutest corgis you've literally ever seen (no, really). Other social media companies have taken note and started incorporating shorter, list-like posts and quizzes, incredibly similar to those BuzzFeed originally launched. Take a look at what it's like to work at the game-changing company. 

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