The Black List is hiring

February 21st, 2013 by

Here is a great opportunity for a talented, motivated person:

The Black List is hiring a Los Angeles based non-titular employee who will work with founders Franklin Leonard and Dino Sijamic to continue to build the Black List.

Job will include quasi-assistant work (schedule, travel, research, proofreading, etc.), but the scope and importance of the work will expand over time with continued dedication and effort.

Good candidates will possess exceptional writing, editing, and interpersonal skills, an unusual knowledge of film and television (contemporary and historical, studio and independent) and an extraordinary comfort with technology.

In all likelihood, they’ll also be the type who has interest in the following subjects (and hopefully aptitude for the skills those conversations cover): graphic design,, data visualization, correlation vs. causation, Metacritic vs. RottenTomatoes, recommendation algorithms, social media marketing, and Zappos customer service.

Compensation is competitive with major agency and management company assistant compensation.  Agency experience is not required.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter, in PDF form, to with the subject header: “Black List – Job Applicant”

Cover letters should include at least two of the following:

  • A one paragraph defense of any film with a Metacritic or RottenTomatoes score < 25.
  • A one paragraph celebration of your favorite movie poster of all time (include image of the poster in your cover letter, wherever you’d like)
  • An answer to “Metacritic or RottenTomatoes? Why?”
  • A list (with links) your three favorite uses of data visualization online.

I can speak from personal experience, Franklin is a top drawer individual and a true visionary. If you are qualified, hit it. And good luck!

4 thoughts on “The Black List is hiring

  1. SabinaGiado says:

    I suppose this job is only open to people who live in LA?

    1. Scott says:

      Yes, must be based in Los Angeles area.

  2. Is the position still open?

    1. Scott says:

      I believe Franklin is still accepting applications.

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