Audience Engagement Editor (Washington, D.C.)

Los Angeles Times, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedJanuary 09, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time

The Los Angeles Times is looking to hire an audience engagement editor to help us cover the federal government and the 2020 campaign from our Washington bureau.

We’re searching for a multimedia journalist who is a self-starter and is passionate about helping our political journalism reach its largest possible audience. You will be part of the digital transformation of our newsroom and a reorientation of The Times around our most important mission: serving our readers. 

If you join us, you will:

  • Be part of a dynamic, energetic, inclusive and inspiring team of journalists covering the Trump administration, Congress and candidates for federal office
  • Work across platforms – including Facebook, Twitter, Apple News, Microsoft News, Pocket, Flipboard, SmartNews, Reddit, Google News, YouTube, chat apps and newsletters – to help our audience discover and engage with our content
  • Collaborate with data analysts to understand our audience and its needs, and with product developers, interactive news designers and UX designers working to improve the digital experience of The Times
  • Help set a coverage agenda that aims to inspire and inform readers in America’s most populous and influential state
  • Interact and engage with our readers


  • Passion about the news and its role in serving our democracy
  • Optimism about the changes sweeping through the news industry
  • Versatility in working across words, images, video and even code
  • An ethical and inclusive approach in the workplace
  • At least five years of experience managing social media platforms for a news organization or media brand
  • A nuanced understanding of audience data and analytics and a track record of using data to make decisions

This position is classified as Multiplatform Editor-Audience within the Los Angeles Times Guild and is based in our Washington, D.C., bureau. Occasional night and weekend work is required.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and applicable work samples to Washington bureau chief David Lauter, politics editor Millie Quan and director of audience engagement Samantha Melbourneweaver at

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