Assistant Business Editor

Anaheim, California

Date Posted March 27, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified



The Southern California News Group is seeking an assistant editor to help its jobs and real estate coverage, which includes everything from retail openings and closings, to important startups and business relocations and the chaotic labor scene across the region. 

If you’re a strong editor and writer, passionate about digital journalism and breaking news, this is the job for you.

What you will do:

  • Write on deadline in content areas such as jobs, retail and logistics

  • Edit stories produced by SCNG's Business team and its weekly contributors

  • Report to the Business editor, collaborating on strategic planning and coverage ideas

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

  • Back up the Business editor in their absence

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

  • Foster a creative, dynamic environment among colleagues

What you will bring:

  • 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 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

  • Work with content management systems is required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required


  • The job will involve some on-site reporting

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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