Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - God! This (beep) is not fair, man! What does that mean? - I don't know what it means! - Okay, so like, please put that down. (laughing) Thank you. These videos are taking years off my life. I'm John, I'm a private investigator. Today I've been asked by Buzzfeed for some reason, to figure out which one of these subjects is the boss. How about you? Would you join me? - Yeah. I'm Aidan. - Aidan? - Yeah, nice to meet you. - That's my first question. Where are you from? - I'm from Connecticut originally. - Where do you live now? - I live in LA, Silver Lake. - What do you do? - I work at Buzzfeed. - What do you do? - I work in media management, I'm the lead there. - Media management, that sounds kinda vague. - So I actually work with Stanley here, we each have one person under us. We do a lot of archiving and then, like, redistribution of videos. - So does stuff come off of, for example, like, eventually get pulled off the social channels but you guys have to back it up on drives? - Yeah, like, glorified librarians. - Okay, right on. Who's your boss? - Me. - You're the boss? - I'm within post-production. But, yeah, I'm a lead. - Do you have employees that report to you or that are, like, under you? - Yeah, there's three. - You're a lead, you said? - Yeah. - Okay. What's your football team? - 49ers. I'm not like Jets, Giants, I don't subscribe to those teams. - Okay. - Are you an East Coast guy? You seem offended. - No, I like talking sports, I find it interesting more than anything, but no. - Are you Tom Brady's brother? - I'm not personally affronted, no I'm not. You said you do work with Stanley, right? - Yeah, yeah. - Okay, so what's his role? - He does more like the archiving side of things, I do like the redistribution side of things. - How'd you get the job? - Through a friend of mine actually. - Were there any sort of like cloak and dagger behind closed doors, turning people against him, kind of plotting his downfall, anything Shakespearean going on there? - Yeah, Big time. - Okay, so that would indicate your more of like a team effort, not necessarily the boss. So how long have you been working at BuzzFeed? - Bout a year and a half. - All right, well I think I'm good for now Aidan. Why don't you join me please. - Hello - What's your name? - Destiny. - What do you do here Destiny? - Video producer and manager. - What does that really mean? - I kinda just help facilitate, making sure all the needs are met for production, look over the videos, leave notes. - What does that mean, making sure the needs are met? - I guess if they have any questions about like production or like the shoots that we have or like just working with the editors or just making sure everyone is cool. - Yeah, but what does that mean? - I don't know what it means. - Okay, so like use this as an example, this is one of the producers ideas to shoot this video, he needs a place to shoot it, he has to book this room, and schedule it right? - Right. - Does that run through you at all? - Nah we have like a production team with like coordinators who kinda handle that. - Do they have anything to do with you? - I mean I talk to them sometimes, but not really. - Okay well what is something that your subordinates would need that they would come to you asking for help with? - Honestly, I have a lot of meetings. I don't think their like, oh I need, Destiny needs to approve this or see this. It's more of like. - Sounds easy - Just there, It is. - Most bosses don't really do any work so. - True that. - How are you? - I'm good, how are you? - I'm a little down, I got my last one of these videos wrong so. - I'm sorry. - Kinda really hit my ego harder than I thought. (buzzer) - All right you got me! I was close, but. - You can't win 'em all. - Yeah but I had a good run there for a while. Also, I really have no idea what the point of this video is, I don't even know why I'm here really. Sort of an existential thing I'm going through. I just don't even know what questions to ask you so I'm just kinda making small talk. - Okay, that's fine. - Have you seen any movies lately? - I haven't. - Really? - Really, not lately. - I've seen 3 this weekend and I'm like dying to talk about movies, but how long have you worked here? - 7 months. - So who's your boss? - Well, I'm the boss. It's weird even bosses here have bosses, like it doesn't just stop, like it you know. - Am I supposed to figure out who three of these people work for the fourth one, is that it? So their all telling me their managers. - There's really no way of you knowing. I hope you know that. - I don't really need that right now. All right well that makes sense cause you can't really seem to explain to me what a manager does. - Yeah. - So maybe you don't know anything about it. - Maybe I don't. - What's your biggest strength? - I think communication. - What do you think is a weakness that you may need to work on? Professionally. - Time management. - You keep getting pulled away to these videos so. - I mean. - Maybe you could speak to your boss about that. Thanks Destiny, I think I'm okay for now. - Okay. - You can head on back to the wall if you want. - Great. - Will you join me? - Sure. - Hello. - What's up? - What do you do here? - I actually lead a team for the archiving department of this company. - How big is your team? - It's like 4 people. - Can you take me through like a day or like a week with the archive department? Cause God's honest truth it's all digital, so like how hands on is an archiving process even? - You can kind of get away with doing a lot of nothing, but there's a ton of videos we've made here, and then we distribute it to our team, then they have to like upload it to a cloud. We otherwise have like these hard drives but they're archaic and it's something we're phasing out, that's technical stuff. - As a matter of principle I don't trust clouds. I mean I trust drives. - Damn. - I gotta be able to run into my burning house and like grab something and run out with it. - But if it's on the cloud you don't even have to go into the burning house to begin with. - Yeah but eventually the cloud is gonna be the burning house. - I'm gonna have to talk to my. - Boss? - Subordinates about that one. - Subordinates? - I mean you know it's a big company, everyone's got a boss here. - How long have you worked here? - Going on like a year. - How'd you get the job? - My former roommate just kinda like plugged me in, I didn't even have to interview. How about that? - You just showed up one day? - Technically, yeah. Nepotism is a hell of a thing. - Did you go to college? - Went to the University of New Orleans, it was otherwise known as the University of no opportunity but you know here I am. - Okay, so 4 people under you, and what do they do? - They have to like make sure everything's there and then they have to like put it up in the cloud. While everyone is like editing projects but nobody knows what they're doing, so they'll give us these projects but they won't realize like half the stuff in the actual video is like on their desktop. - So you think all of the editors at BuzzFeed, are kind of hacks and they're not good at what they do? - Well I mean some of them are some of them aren't, I can pinpoint some, probably not the best idea. (techno noise) - I can too. - There's 2 pens here. - Please put that down. (laughing) Thank you, Stanley, thanks for now I think I'm done. Perhaps we'll chat later. Will you join me? What's your name? - Becky. - What do you do? - I'm an attorney here at BuzzFeed. - So what do you do on a daily basis? - I do a lot of rights and clearances reviews, I confirm with our media management team to make sure that all necessary releases for people who are not BuzzFeed employees are signed, and archived, and properly put with the videos. I negotiate contracts, both talent for internal and external people. Production releases, location agreements (echoes) See this is why I don't get invited to parties, I swear I'm fun. - What's your title? - Staff attorney. - Do you have people that report to you? - 1 directly and then I help out some folks in New York.