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IndieWire: Features Editor, Craft & Special Projects

Penske Media Corporation, Los Angeles, CA 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: Features Editor, Craft & Special Projects

IndieWire is hiring a Features Editor for our Craft & Special Projects verticals who will play a key role in IndieWire’s craft coverage, as well as features coverage for our rapidly expanding high-end digital magazine franchises (ie. Influencers, Craft Considerations.)

This role may be based in Los Angeles or NYC. (LA is preferred.)

The Features Editor, Craft & Special Projects will create long-lead content (features, profiles, talent interviews, video essays, podcasts, and more) that brings to life the process, collaborations, and craft of our favorite creators, talent, and filmmakers in the film and TV world.

Ideal candidate is someone with a deep passion and knowledge for today’s best TV and Film creators, who has demonstrated the ability to capture the relationship between form and content in accessible and engaging ways.

Please include cover letter along with resume when applying.

Responsibilities

  • Covering the craft of Film & TV with a focus on the collaboration between creator (showrunner or director) and artisan.
  • Producing in-depth filmmaking coverage for day-to-day as well as high-end franchises (i.e.IndieWire Influencers)
  • Collaborating with internal teams to develop editorial strategy and execution (lineups, profiles, etc.) for franchises
  • Collaborating with internal teams to brainstorm, develop, and execute new editorial franchises that branch out beyond Craft coverage.
  • Collaborating with video team to produce high-end multi-media packages like Craft Considerations and Influencers.

Additional opportunities may include:

  • Editorial presence at live events and festivals like Sundance and SXSW, with potential to become editorial force at events to expand partnership opportunities
  • Moderate discussion at events and across all platforms (podcast, video) to expand coverage and franchise opportunities
  • Expansion of coverage into other areas – i.e. the ideal candidate would have experience covering animation and topics such as diversity behind-the-camera.

Requirements:

  • Deep knowledge of top Film & TV creators and artisans that stretches beyond mainstream Hollywood productions, including international and indie world.
  • Strong feature writer with the ability to come up with original profile and story angles
  • Proven ability to write about filmmaking collaborations and the creative process in ways that are insightful to professionals, but accessible and informative to passionate readers.
  • Strong moderator and interviewer

It’s all About You…

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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