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Film Editor, The AV Club

G/O Media is the publisher of the web’s most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Quartz, The Root, The A.V. Club, The Onion, The Takeout, The Inventory and reaches over 120 million unique visitors a month—more than one-third of all Americans. We connect with the young, diverse audiences that are shaping our future. Through fearless journalism, provoking comedy, and high-impact storytelling, we elevate the stories and issues our readers and viewers are passionate about.

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.

Core Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

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

We're better together! G/O Media is back in office with 6 work from home days. This role is based in our Los Angeles office.

This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America - East, which establishes the minimum salary for this position at $71,352.

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.

Vaccination policy

The company is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, visitors, and volunteers. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

G/O Media provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Type
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Posted
77 days ago

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