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IndieWire: Craft Reporter

Penske Media Corporation, New York, NY USA

Content is the cornerstone to all we do, and our audience is why we do it.

Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


IndieWire: Craft Reporter

If you’re a writer and reporter who loved the production design on “Mare of Easttown,” obsessed over the cinematography in “The Underground Railroad,” and believes that the sound department is the unsung hero of entertainment, IndieWire has a job for you.

We’re looking for someone to join our small and rapidly growing Craft coverage team — an entertainment journalist with a particular passion for behind-the-scenes talent, or someone with on-set experience who has a talent for journalism. Either way, you should be a self-motivated lover of television and movies who is familiar with the top creators and a passion for capturing how they translate their visions. This position can be based in our West Los Angeles headquarters or in our Midtown Manhattan offices.

This job hinges on the ability to translate the often-complex and little-understood talents that create our favorite TV shows and movies. You should have experience in writing clearly and concisely about film and TV craft, as well as strong interviewing skills. Working closely with the

Deputy Editor, Craft, you will track the most exciting work, the creators who make it, and identify the angles that will appeal most to IndieWire readers. This can also include moderating live and recorded panel discussions as well as working with video or podcasts.

Although you’ll be talking to craftspeople about what they do, technical knowledge is not nearly as important as a curiosity that will lead you to the best stories. You should have some knowledge of production and Film/TV history, and how technological advances and modes of production shaped the evolution of both.

Our ideal candidate has at least three years’ experience as a journalist, and has clips that represent the kind of work we might expect to see at IndieWire. Please include links to three clips along with your resume and cover letter.

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At PMC, your wellness is top of mind. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to nurture you and your loved ones, including pets! Our package includes Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) HSA with an employer contribution, FSA (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter), EAP, Life Insurance, 401K with an employer match, Paid Parental Leave, Long-term Disability, generous Paid Time off (PTO), Pet Insurance, and Home & Auto insurance. Our Wellness initiatives rotate yoga, meditation, wellness weeks on a variety of topics, and financial wellness. We continuously elevate our offerings with more, for you.

About IndieWire:

For over 25 years, IndieWire has been covering the business and art of entertainment. With the respect of film and TV creators, executives, and passionate fans alike, IndieWire is known for being ahead of the curve with a unique editorial voice that combines in-depth industry reporting and analysis, breaking news, and its best-in-class Oscars, Emmys, and crafts coverage. IndieWire began in July 1996 as an online chat room and evolved to become one of the earliest online entertainment news outlets. As IndieWire grew, its coverage expanded beyond film festivals and the independent film industry to include all aspects of Hollywood and the expanding universes of TV and streaming and has continued to do so since being acquired by Penske Media Corp. in 2016.

About PMC:

PMC is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, Penske Media has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, VIBE, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, TVLine, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, and Spy.com, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit www.PMC.com.

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone, Deadline.com, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

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