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Deputy Business Editor

Los Angeles Times, El Segundo, California

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Date Posted July 07, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Business/Technology
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Los Angeles Times is looking for a deputy editor to shape its Business coverage. This newsroom leader will work directly with a team of reporters to tell stories about money and people, and how the two intersect.

We are looking for a skilled manager and editor with knowledge of economics and business, macro and micro, large and small; a vision for creative, high-impact coverage on all platforms; and an ability to inspire colleagues to do ambitious, audacious work.

The ideal candidate has the ability to make Business stories appeal not only to traditional readers of business journalism but also beyond. This editor will frame stories around the central questions people are asking, the things they wish they knew or understood or the things they didn't even realize they were curious about. Audience-oriented decision-making is a must, as this editor will need to make tough choices about what stories are worth the time and focus of staff, what can be covered with wire and third-party partners and what we should stop doing.

This editor will work on a range of coverage, but areas of focus might include income equality, the California economy, housing and labor.



Times staff is currently working remotely, but when we return to the newsroom this position will be based in El Segundo, Calif.

We encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply – we can’t produce great work without your voice.

Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and applicable clips to Business and Technology Editor Ben Muessig. Please note, the opportunity to attach additional documents appears on the third screen and is labeled “Upload.”

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