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About The Role
The A.V. Club, one of digital media’s most distinctive and respected entertainment brands, is looking for a Los Angeles-based Film Editor. The person in this position will oversee the site’s coverage of new releases for theaters and streaming services, with a laser focus on the franchises, projects, directors, and stars that drive pop culture.
The Film Editor will be expected to develop smart, timely and in-depth features for a range of titles, from major blockbusters to indie sensations. The person in this role will also manage The A.V. Club’s extensive film review coverage from staff and freelance contributors and will coordinate the site’s in-depth packages from major film festivals and awards shows.
The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and editor who also has a clear and ambitious vision for The A.V. Club’s Film section. They’ll possess a deep understanding of the site’s unique voice and an ability to reach dedicated fans as well as casual movie-goers.
- Write, assign, and edit compelling content that takes fans inside their favorite films, franchises, and genres.
- Strong advance planning for upcoming releases and events.
- Provide smart ideas for features, interviews, special reports, and seasonal packages.
- Oversee a large and diverse stable of freelance writers and critics and provide mentoring and coaching as needed.
- Develop and maintain relationships with studios, streaming companies, and publicists, without sacrificing A.V. Club standards.
- Represent The A.V. Club on camera and at events, including moderating panels or other public speaking.
- At least three years of experience in entertainment journalism
- An exceptional critical voice
- Strong organizational skills
- Capable of planning and turning around stories ranging from short news pieces to longer features at a quick pace
- A clear understanding of journalistic ethics as they relate to cultural criticism and The A.V. Club
- A commitment to diversity
G/O Media is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our company-wide mission is to reach very diverse audiences, and so, we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.
This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-E.