Wanted: Film Editor Who Doesn't Like Film

by cnw
October 17, 2006 8:12 AM
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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!


  • filmenthusiast2000 | October 20, 2006 9:38 AMReply

    You have no idea how little some of us have to lose, bud.

  • travis hoover | October 20, 2006 1:46 AMReply

    Wait. There are rumours about Hoberman?

  • StayPuft | October 19, 2006 11:15 AMReply

    I bet that was recently-fired perennial Village Voice intern, Ben Koenigsberg. I hope it was.

  • robbiefreeling | October 19, 2006 9:36 AMReply

    I bet that was Ryan Werner.

  • clarencecarter | October 19, 2006 6:36 AMReply

    LOL @ Troll.

    And for the record:





    +6 weeks of Borzage articles (we actually launched our retro section so we could do more repertory coverage) on the main site as well as plenty more. I also think we're probably among the only journals that keeps a somewhat comprehensive list of repertory theatres nationwide linked from the home page. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong there.

    So....um...sorry dude.

  • cnw | October 19, 2006 4:37 AMReply

    And how do you know where I work? If you did, you wouldn't have made the statement. Some of us fight the fight on the ground...

  • travis hoover | October 18, 2006 10:24 AMReply

    They better not do anything to Hoberman. The minute they shitcan Hobes, I will be in front of the Voice offices prepared to immolate myself with gasoline and canola oil.

  • robbiefreeling | October 18, 2006 6:21 AMReply

    That is good news, indeed...and the light at the end of the tunnel at this point. We love Nathan, professionally and personally, and we hope that he can bring his personal stamp to the Voice through his writing. As far as the editor position goes, though, it seems as though we're looking at pure syndication sensibility.

    And Travis we won't even start on the rumors we've been hearing around these parts about the Hobes...

  • roganjosh | October 18, 2006 5:21 AMReply

    It sucks what has happened there, but they have hired Nathan Lee. He is a very talented writer and huge supporter of uhhh Anthology and Apitchapong and the likes...

  • robbiefreeling | October 17, 2006 10:49 AMReply

    Holy fucking shitballs....!!! What are we waiting for??!?! Kiss my ass goodbye, all 20 of you passionate RS followers...I'm off to greener pastures.

    Oh wait a minute...I love film. Guess I'll stick to the day job. Fuck you, Village Voice.