Women Hold the BuzzFeed Managerial Lead

Jonah Peretti powerfully answers his own headline question.

Jennifer Lawrence is going to love this.

BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti has publicly shared some internal data about his employee ranks. As we all know, BuzzFeed is a global company, and when all outposts are taken into consideration, 52 percent of BuzzFeed managers are female and 48 percent tally as male. Coincidentally, this is also pretty much how the overall employee ranks break down at the company, gender wise.


On the tech employee side, per the graph above, it’s more of a man’s world with male BuzzFeed staffers outnumbering female ones 3-to-1. But notice the Editorial and Sales & Marketing breakdowns – there, women outdistance men by an even larger margin than at the managerial (Admin) level.

Peretti has some other intriguing data about the breakdown of ethnicity among U.S. and international staff. Check out the rest of his metrics here, which come two months after the Ricky SansCandace Lowery co-bylined piece “Men Wore Bras For A Week And Said Everything We Were Thinking.”

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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