BuzzFeed increased its share of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) and female employees from 2019 to 2020, according to a report sent to the staff by Jonah Peretti, shown above, founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, a media, news and entertainment company with a focus on digital media.
According to MediaPost, “BuzzFeed’s U.S. employee population in 2020 is 57.5% White, 13.3% Asian, 9.9% Black, 8.9% Hispanic or Latinx, 5% Two or More and 0.5% Other groups.
“In short, 37.5% of BuzzFeed’s employees identify as a race/ethnicity other than White, compared to 34% in 2019.
“Women make up 61.9% of the company, compared to 60.5% in 2019.
“Peretti noted that BuzzFeed increased the representation of Black and Hispanic/Latinx employees from 2019, when they represented 7.7% and 7.5% of the company, respectively.
“Over the past 12 months, 46.9% of BuzzFeed’s new hires self-identified as people of color, compared to 44.3% in 2019.”
“We will continue to make recruiting a focus in our diversity strategy,” Peretti wrote.