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Chelsey Pippin

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About me

I'm a writer and editor with a focus on longform creative content, developing new voices, and entertainment and literary content. Currently I'm Commissioning Editor for features at BuzzFeed UK, where I work with freelance and staff writers as well as editorial fellows to develop personal essays and culture features.

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  • Theatre
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Travel
  • Blogs
  • Human Interest
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Web Content
  • Social
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history


Commissioning Editor

BuzzFeed UK

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • -Commissioning and editing personal experience based features -Managing a small team of features writers -Developing and carrying out intensive three-month Emerging Writer Fellowship program to develop new voices in longform identity-based content. -Coordinating contracts with freelancers -Tracking and improving reach of personal essays and identity-based features -Liaising with Art Desk on aspects of design for original pieces -Providing feedback for longform content across Life and Buzz sectors -Conducting monthly pitch meetings -Coordinating a weekly review series


Staff Writer

BuzzFeed UK

Jan 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Senior Staff Writer -Providing editorial feedback to staff writers on the BuzzFeed UK lifestyle team. -Commissioning and editing freelance content related to personal relationships and mental health. -Overseeing extended operations groups for lifestyle and personal essay-based projects. -Organising photoshoots and illustrations for original pieces. -Managing the BuzzFeed UK Pinterest, overseeing strategy for gaining traffic to the profile and directing that traffic to the BuzzFeed homepage. Curating weekly reports on Pinterest analytics. -Covering UK-based lifestyle and culture content, including travel, food, theatre, and literature. -Coordinating two weekly product and culture review series. -Leading regular brainstorms. -Liaising with PRs and brands on potential lifestyle coverage.


Staff Writer

BuzzFeed UK

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • -Creating and publishing content covering travel, relationships, products, technology, etc. -Managing the BuzzFeed UK Pinterest. -Overseeing commission of freelance pieces covering sex, love, and relationships. -Contributing to social distributed content.




University College London

Oct 2012 - Oct 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MA in European Culture Dissertation: “Reproductions of Structures Within Society and the Individual in the 20th Century Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett and Bertolt Brecht.”


BA English with Creative Writing

Ohio University

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
  • United States