Film/Video Critic & Reporter

February 21st, 2015

Firedoglake is hiring a critic/reporter to write television, film and video news and reviews.
This is a telecommuting position and can be performed anywhere. This is a contract/freelance position with the opportunity to become a full-time position.

They are looking for someone who is interested in everything from French new wave cinema to reality TV to YouTube, with strong historical knowledge and a passion for current trends.

The right candidate will be an avid fan of all things video, and be excited about introducing our audience to new and dynamic artists working in the medium. They will also be experienced in writing about interesting TV fare and online video content, particularly when it has a political angle. Willingness to travel to film festivals a plus.


  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Deep knowledge of television, film and video history
  • Active social media participant
  • Ability to file several stories per day
  • Good interviewing skills
  • Eye for stories that potentially go viral
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment
  • Familiarity with WordPress and HTML a plus


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