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Lead Preditor


Keeping you entertained about entertainment – and everything else you need to live your best life. Film Daily is your source for news about life – with an entertainment focus. As media quickly creeps into all segments of daily living, let us be your guide through a cluttered media landscape. We believe everyone can become a creator. Content can change the world. Support independent voices. Keep clicking on Film Daily.

Our beats: LGBTQ+, films, fandom, streaming, web series, filmmaking, indie film, indie filmmakers, celebrities, models, actors, film festivals, screenwriting prizes, beauty, tech, wellness, fitness, money, gaming, travel, fashion, lifestyle, 420, true crime, activism, internet culture, quizzes, art, and current affairs.

Please note: this role is based ON-SITE in the 90028 zip code in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The Job

Film Daily is seeking a seasoned Lead Preditor who thrives in the dynamic world of viral news journalism. This individual must possess profound expertise in non-linear editing coupled with mastery in video editing, content crafting, scriptwriting, and production, all tailored to a high-energy environment akin to a fast-paced film magazine. The ideal candidate embodies leadership qualities, offering guidance and mentorship while seamlessly collaborating with diverse production units. You must excel in a setting that demands autonomy as well as teamwork across departments to contribute to crucial aspects of the publication.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate exceptional operational proficiency
  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines and live conditions with minimal oversight
  • Deep understanding of broadcast, digital, and social media platforms, including workflows, equipment, facility operations, and troubleshooting related to editing tasks
  • Handle a broad spectrum of duties and technologies specific to editing, such as advanced non-linear editing systems, graphic design, media management, broadcast routers, technical standards, media restoration, and ingestion systems, along with proficiency in After Effects, Photoshop, and content enhancement tools
  • Perform high-level quality assurance, implementing corrective measures to maintain and/or elevate content quality
  • Excellent organizational, efficiency, and planning abilities
  • Engage in and contribute to training initiatives for personal development
  • Stay current with new technology and workflow changes expected to assist in training others and creating training materials
  • Capable of interpreting complex information and communicating it effectively to appropriate team members
  • Address operational issues and equipment malfunctions, offering solutions or resolving problems
  • Stay informed about technological advancements and workflow improvements to ensure optimal efficiency
  • Foster productive interactions with operational counterparts and support departments to achieve project deadlines and adhere to guidelines
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of the workflow of various business units and their integration with production operations
  • Offer exemplary service to all clients as defined by management
  • Mentor and guide staff & peers
  • Independently manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Maintain records & reports on working conditions, equipment status, and other necessary documentation

Basic Requirements

  • At least four (4) years of editing experience or a relevant role, with exposure to a large market or network-level television
  • Skilled in non-linear editing systems
  • Adaptability to a fast-paced environment, capable of swift editing turnarounds
  • Strong computer literacy (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and effective communication skills
  • Availability for night, weekend, and holiday shifts, with flexibility to adjust work schedules for project needs
  • Demonstrated expertise in production workflows, storytelling, and ability to adhere to specific thematic or stylistic guidelines
  • Creative in generating story ideas and executing tasks within strict deadlines

Preferred Skills

Familiarity with:

  • Quantel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe Premiere
  • After Effects
  • ENPS
  • Knowledge of ENG setups including:
    • lighting, audio recording, and camera operation


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Studio Production, Journalism, OR at least 5 working years of relevant experience in the content creation industries.


Rate depends on experience and the level at which you will join our team.

Recruitment process

  • Please apply below.
  • Successful candidates will be invited to take a timed, paid test online.
  • Due to the volume of candidates, we’ll only be able to reply to shortlisted candidates.
  • Please include career highlights in your cover letter.


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