The Scott Foundas slot at the L.A. Weekly/Village Voice has to be filled, of course. Usually the person doing the hiring for such a position will put the word out through the right people and then sift through 15 or 20 resumes and suss things out privately — but not this time. Or maybe there’s an equal opportunity requirement that Village Voice Media needs to make a show (emphasis on that word) of opening the door to any and all applicants.
The following is listed in JournalismJobs.com: “The L.A. Weekly is looking for a film critic/editor. Candidate must have deep knowledge and appreciation of contemporary film and film history, both international and Hollywood. Must write and edit extremely well in formats ranging from short and full reviews to interviews to longer reported features. Essential duties include planning and managing the Weekly‘s film section, including special issues; assigning freelancers; occasional blogging.
“Editor will also coordinate coverage with Village Voice Media for publication of content in 14 newspapers and websites. Ideal candidates will be able to represent the Weekly and VVM at public screenings and other film events, as well as on radio and television. Interested parties should send resume, cover letter and clips to: LAfilmcritic@villagevoicemedia.com.”