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Wanted: Film Editor Who Doesn’t Like Film

Wanted: Film Editor Who Doesn't Like Film

Just posted today on Mediabistro:

Publication or Company The Village Voice

Job Requirements The Village Voice is looking for a film editor.

Umm…yeah, we heard there was an opening…

We need someone with a deep, working knowledge of movies past and present, a passion for the form, and the skill and experience necessary to edit critics, assign reviews and coordinate coverage of releases in seventeen major American cities.

We’re with you so far…

The job requires high energy, a reader-oriented sensibility and a commitment to provocative, entertaining criticism that informs, challenges and excites a broad national audience.

Hmmm…Sarcasm: good. Anthology Film Archives: Bo-ring, and so, you know, “region-specific”.

We’re not looking for a film scholar or historian;

Because, there’s no less appealing quality for a film editor than someone who loves cinema enough to get a graduate degree studying it…

we want an experienced, smart, witty, hard-working editor to produce coverage that appeals to the widest possible audience.

“Apichat-who? We said the ‘widest possible audience.'”

Send us your resume, a cover letter that explains your qualifications and philosophy, and any other relevant materials.

Here’s a tip: when you get to philosophy, avoid mentioning any deep emotional attachment of any kind to movies. Say something funny instead; bonus points if you mention Steve Carell, ’cause he cracks absolutely everyone up!

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