The L.A. Weekly has lost two of its exceptional journalists to exciting new gigs: managing editor Jill Stewart to the Coalition to Preserve L.A., where she will be campaign director, and film critic Amy Nicholson to MTV, where she will be chief film critic. As sad as we are to see them go, we must turn our attention to the future — specifically to figuring out who will fill their very big shoes.
Might it be you?
Here's the lowdown on the openings. Qualified managing editor candidates should send a cover letter, resume and clips to LAemail@example.com, and qualified film critic candidates to LAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, no bribes (unless it's a winning Powerball ticket).
The L.A. Weekly is looking for an experienced journalist with exceptional writing, editing and management skills who can meet the daily challenges of our rapidly expanding online content while supporting high-quality print work. The ideal candidate will be able to work well with others, generate written and video story ideas, assist in the production of special issues and projects, and help strategize audience growth and innovation. The managing editor, working in conjunction with the editor-in-chief and the web editor, supervises the day-to-day operations of the editorial department and helps staff writers and freelancers produce everything from long-form feature stories to daily dispatches. Deep knowledge of Los Angeles — its politics, its neighborhoods, its culture, its media landscape — is strongly preferred.
We're looking for a smart and stylish writer, capable of bringing fresh insight to both obscure films and blockbusters, one whose reviews are events themselves. We seek an enthusiastic and inviting critic, one whose writing inspires excitement in readers for the movies that we're passionate about, one who never dumbs down or talks down, one who seizes upon what matters most in a film and captures, in words, what watching this movie actually feels like. The ideal candidate will be an excellent reporter, willing to dig deeply while reporting on the film industry, its luminaries, and both the art and the industry. We're looking for someone who can write long-form stories with the same panache as he or she brings to reviews. Extra credit for writers who can mix it up in blog posts and on social media, too.