First Look Media is hiring an

Editor, Publishing Platform

New York, United States

The Position:

The Editor of First Look Media’s as-yet-unnamed publishing platform will be responsible for working alongside the SVP/Editorial to build a prestige storytelling brand within FLM devoted to digital audio and visual storytelling with a focus on strong characters, a point of view, and a creative, independent sensibility. The Editor will assist in spearheading the creative development and managerial/logistical oversight of original and curated editorial storytelling content on both FLM-native and social media platforms. This editorial slate will include formats like video series, one-off films, podcasts, photo essays, graphic narratives and storytelling in other formats and technologies like VR and live-streaming. 

The Editor position requires an individual with substantial creative ambition and experience in developing content and managing editorial and production staffers. Applicants should be experts at shaping and creating compelling, character-driven storytelling, have a keen understanding of the digital storytelling landscape, possess a competitive but collaborative spirit, enjoy experimentation and be up-to-date on the most important and exciting work being done in film/video, publishing, art, photography and illustration.

In addition to the development and oversight of original and curated programming, the editor will be expected to take the lead in setting up editorial partnerships with other media brands, engaging in the cultivation of and outreach to high-profile collaborators, and managing more junior staffers on the platform, including the Social Media Editor and Video Curator. 

The role will report directly to the SVP/Editorial.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of prestige digital storytelling projects in any/all audio and visual formats.
  • Assistance in establishment of a strong editorial voice and sensibility.
  • Assistance in strategizing the brand’s audience development.
  • Creation and management of editorial calendar.
  • Ideating of regular editorial franchises and outreach to creators and potential partners.
  • Day-to-day oversight of the junior FLM publisher staff.
  • Relationship-building with established creators and aggressive discovery and development of creativeup-and-comers and unknowns. 

Background & Qualifications:

  • 6+ years experience working in editorial/creative in media or entertainment.
  • 4+ years experience in the digital media space.
  • Strong relationships throughout the media, arts & culture and/or entertainment industry.
  • Familiarity and experience working in digital media and the promotion/distribution of content on digital platforms/social media.

The Company:

First Look Media is a new-model company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy.

First Look operates as both a studio and digital media company. As a studio, we develop, produce and finance content for all screens and platforms including feature films, television, digital series and podcasts. As a media company, we are finding new ways to connect compelling independent creators with passionate audiences through our own properties and on media platforms of our partners.

To apply, submit a résumé and cover letter answering the following questions: Who are your favorite creators in the digital (and analog) space? What do they do that excites you? What - genres, voices, formats, subjects - do you think are missing from contemporary narrative and non-fiction storytelling and how would you use the digital space to innovate and amplify those stories and storytellers?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Informing a large, diverse audience is a core principal of our work, so we’re committed to building a team that reflects that diversity.