Assistant Features Editor

Irvine, California

Date Posted March 25, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified



The Southern California News Group is seeking an editor to help guide its features and entertainment coverage, which includes everything from Coachella to Disneyland to the region’s dynamic dining scene. If you’re a strong editor and writer, passionate about digital journalism and adept at using newsletters to connect with readers, this could be the job for you.

What you will do:

  • Help lead a team of reporters in such content areas as festivals and events, dining and theme parks

  • Report to the senior editor for features to collaborate on strategic planning and coverage ideas

  • Collaborate with writers and other editors to conceive and execute high-interest stories across all platforms

  • Use analytics to guide coverage and optimize the audience for stories

  • Oversee several weekly newsletters that target stories on certain topics to interested readers

  • Foster a creative, dynamic environment among colleagues

What you will bring:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience

  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and accurately fact-check information

  • Ability to edit and write copy in a clear fashion, free of errors and using AP style

  • Experience with curating and producing newsletters

  • Experience using social media to find story ideas and sources and to promote coverage

  • Excellent communication and networking skills

  • Facility with multiple languages is a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required


  • The job may involve on-site editing at events such as Coachella and Comic-Con

The annual salary range is $67,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, and a 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).

Who we are:

Established in March 2016, the Southern California News Group (SCNG) has virtually overnight become one of the most powerful and influential news organizations in the U.S. This dynamic union was created when the Los Angeles News Group (owners of nine local daily newspapers and websites) and its parent company Media News Group (MNG) acquired Freedom Communications (owners of the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise).

By combining these two highly regarded and well-established institutions, SCNG has emerged as the largest news content provider in the five-county Los Angeles metropolitan area. As a leader in circulation among top publications nationwide, SCNG now owns and operates 11 local daily newspapers and more than a dozen community weeklies.

Our mission is to connect communities by providing readers with the area's best local news coverage while providing advertisers with unprecedented access to one of the world's most diverse and dynamic audiences.

No matter the distribution vehicle—newspaper, magazine, mobile, online—SCNG's in-depth reporting on local news, politics, sports and entertainment continues to attract a desirable audience for its customers. Combining print, online and social media, SCNG now delivers premium content to over 8.1 million adults every week, making it an indispensable marketing solution for advertisers across Southern California. No other local newspaper group reaches more households in our market than SCNG.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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