Senior Editor for Talent and Culture

Los Angeles Times, El Segundo, California

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Date Posted June 24, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Los Angeles Times is seeking a senior editor who will oversee internship, Metpro and staff development programs; help facilitate recruitment; and lead various retention, training and career development efforts for one of the largest and most diverse news organizations in America.

This masthead-level position will report directly to the executive editor. The editor will work with HR counterparts to manage a broad range of responsibilities, including tracking, recruiting, interviewing and selecting diverse candidates for job opportunities and advancing the company’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access. In collaboration with HR and third parties, the editor will create learning and development tools to promote training opportunities that support career advancement.

The editor will work across the organization to identify employees for skills training (including leadership development) and the creation of career pathways and succession plans, in order for our journalists to pursue fulfilling careers with varied opportunities and challenges within the organization.

This position requires a seasoned news executive and a capable and experienced manager who can help align the newsroom with the company’s overall HR strategy and business goals. The job also demands commitment to the highest ethical standards, a passion for journalism and an optimism about our industry’s future. Southern California is one of the most diverse and inspiring places in the world, and the Los Angeles Times must seek to cover and represent the extraordinary array of communities here



Qualified applicants should upload a resume and cover letter to Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine at the apply link. Please note, the opportunity to upload your cover letter appears on the third screen and is marked “Upload.”

This job will shape the future of the L.A. Times. In your cover letter, please discuss how your background and experience will influence your approach to the position.

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