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Asst Editor, Entertainment

Los Angeles Times Communications El Segundo, CA
  • Posted: August 02, 2019
  • Full-Time

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Job Description Summary

The Los Angeles Times is looking to hire an experienced editor to guide its entertainment news coverage during afternoons and evenings.

Job Description

Responsibilities: This editor will work with the newsroom's arts and culture staff and its breaking news team to ensure timely and nuanced coverage of entertainment news in all its forms. Tasks will include assigning and editing stories; collaborating with reporters to find fresh angles on trending topics; identifying stories that performed well earlier in the day and advancing the conversation with reported follow-ups or commentaries from our critics; and flagging stories that are likely to dominate headlines in the days ahead.

Coverage will run the full gamut of entertainment journalism: celebrity deaths; awards shows and red-carpet premieres; business news from the major studios, agencies and production companies; developments from the film, TV, and recording academies; major casting deals and show cancellations; buzzed-about plotlines from TV series; and viral moments from late-night television.

Qualifications: Candidates should have five or more years of editing experience. Strong news judgment is essential, as is the ability to produce lively and accurate copy on tight deadlines.

Ideal candidates will also be:

  • Sharp headline writers
  • Idea machines
  • Adept at surveying the cultural landscape online and anticipating what will resonate with readers
  • Well-versed in (or at least curious about) various realms of arts and culture - film, TV, music, fine arts, the business of Hollywood, podcasts, gossip, books, internet culture
  • Fascinated by how people consume culture now and how that's changing
  • Comfortable adapting to the shifting priorities that modern journalism necessitates
  • Excited about collaborating well with our team and others around the newsroom
  • Crisp, clear communicators

This position is classified as Assistant Editor in the Los Angeles Times News Guild and is based in El Segundo, Calif.

The L.A. Times is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Please submit a resume and a cover letter that includes links to three things you edited and are proud of to Deputy Managing Editor Julia Turner at the apply link. Please note, the opportunity to attach additional documents appears on the third screen, and is labelled "Upload."

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the Los Angeles Times!  We look forward to reviewing your application.

Los Angeles Times Communications

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