Freedom Communications, Inc.

Job Title: Movie Critic
Freedom Entity: Orange County Register Communications
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Division: Orange County Register Communications
Department: Content
Position Type: Full Time
Status: Exempt
Requisition #: 1203290034
Hollywood is just up the road. Some of our people have made it big there. But even if we’re not in the business, we love movies. We watch them. We read about them. And we talk about them. Your job will be to fuel that passion. We need someone with a long movie memory. Someone who can help subscribers understand why they should or shouldn’t care, and why they should or shouldn’t buy that ticket. You will need to have a strong voice along with a love of the form. And you must enjoy sitting in the dark and writing in the light.

To be considered, applicants must:
* Have a minimum of five years experience as a film critic for a major metropolitan newspaper or movie industry trade publication, or equivalent experience as an arts or entertainment critic combined with a comprehensive knowledge of films from all eras.
* Be a lively and engaging writer with a strong critical voice.
* Have a clearly defined aesthetic, so that readers can gauge from the reviews whether they are likely to enjoy a particular film.
* Show that they can step back from incremental review coverage to offer thoughtful analysis of movie trends and themes.
* Regularly go to public screenings in Orange County to experience audience reaction.
* Have a deep understanding of what it takes to make a film to craft opinions into informative reviews.

Applicants must provide a résumé, a beat proposal laying out their philosophy and approach to criticism and no fewer than 10 writing samples that reflect the breadth and diversity of their work and the variety of their writing.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, beat proposal & 10 examples of your work to

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