BuzzFeed has poached Jordan Zakarin from The Hollywood Reporter, where he covered film, television, and — oddly enough — BuzzFeed.
As the newest member of the site’s growing entertainment vertical, the New Jersey native will cover the film, TV and pop culture industry from BuzzFeed’s New York headquarters.
“I’m crazy excited to join the young, ambitious, wildly talented and fun team at BuzzFeed,” Zakarin said in a statement to FishbowlNY. “I plan on learning a lot and contributing all that I can. All of my friends share BuzzFeed posts on Facebook, so I’m hoping they might finally decide to share one of my stories, too.”
“We are thrilled to have Jordan Zakarin join BuzzFeed’s entertainment team,” BuzzFeed’s executive editor Doree Shafrir said in a statement to FishbowlNY. “He’s a social media native who will be an essential voice in our New York office and help us continue to cover the industry in new and exciting ways.”
He starts May 3.
In the meantime, THR‘s online editor Chris Krewson is looking to fill the position.
Title of email I just sent to staff informing them of a departure to BuzzFeed: “The 35 Biggest Reasons We’ll Miss @jordanzakarin At THR.”
— Chris Krewson (@ckrewson) April 25, 2013