Posted September 30, 2020

Editing Manager, Sundance Film Festival (Temporary, Full-Time) – Sundance Institute


Remote (open to CA, UT, or NY residents only)


Employment dates: October 21, 2020, through February 3, 2021

Pay: $969/week in UT (CA and NY rates higher)

Location: This remote position is open to applicants in Utah, California, or New York only.

Considerations: Required to work extended hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet deadlines. Must be available to respond to on-call needs as assigned.

Position Summary: Manages the editorial integrity of various print and digital publications for the Sundance Film Festival, including training and overseeing one editor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Leads editing, fact-checking, and proofreading of the Festival catalog, website content, and additional publications.

Supervises one editor, including assigning tasks, managing workloads, and tracking individual and team deadlines.

Trains editor on in-house style, makes on-the-spot style decisions, and assists in updating style guide as needed.

Reviews and approves editor’s work; provides honest, direct feedback; and resolves conflicting opinions with the editor, writers, and other stakeholders.

Position Requirements:

Legal authorization to work in the United States.

3 years of editing experience.

Advanced knowledge of writing, grammar, usage, spelling, and The Chicago Manual of Style and/or The Associated Press Stylebook—including the ability to train others (qualified candidates will be invited to take an editing test).

Working knowledge of databases along with proficiency in Google Drive (especially Docs’ Suggesting mode).

Leadership skills with a background that includes managing people.

Outstanding communication skills to work effectively with a wide variety of people, including the ability to negotiate editorial decisions in a tactful manner and respond gracefully to suggestions and feedback from the editor, writers, and other stakeholders.

Excellent organizational skills, including self-management of work schedule.

Must be able to maintain confidential information.

Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
Completed coursework in copyediting.
Knowledge of InDesign, typesetting, HTML, and Excel is a plus.

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