Careers Los Angeles Times

Careers at L.A. Times

Be a part of a company that matters.

With a history of journalistic excellence, we’re continually looking to reinvigorate the industry and expand our reporting and digital platforms. Help us get there.

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. - OCTOBER 16: Members of the LATimes Guild Bargaining Committee and Los Angeles Times management sign a tentatively agreed upon contract at the Los Angeles Times building on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in El Segundo, Calif. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Our core values

To establish our company values, we invited all of our employees to weigh in.


We strive for excellence in everything we do: Our journalism, our organizational culture, and our engagement with the public. Our aspiration is to earn the trust of our readers, respect of our peers and loyalty of our customers.                    


We aim to understand people, ideas and issues and treat them fairly. Our role is to encourage conversation, mutual respect and deeper knowledge. We approach decision-making with open-minded impartiality, and seek to establish practices that reflect and maintain fairness.


We are privileged to be seekers, tellers and guardians of the truth. We prize honesty and the verifiable fact—in our journalism, in our managerial and business decisions, and in our communication with readers, customers and the community.


We are based in one of the world’s most diverse places and strive to reflect that in our organization and in the work that we do. We believe that diversity is a source of strength: When people from different backgrounds join together to face challenges, solve problems and tell stories, we serve our community better and do better work.


As a journalism organization, we have a moral obligation to be transparent. We communicate openly and regularly with our employees, readers and customers, about the work that we do and about the company itself.

Our mission is to inform, engage & empower.

We are committed to honoring our history of journalistic excellence, reinvigorating the industry, and continually expanding our storytelling and digital platforms that are vital to delivering the news.

Our accomplishments & facts

The Los Angeles Times is an essential source for news with an unwavering mission to honor journalistic excellence. With a daily readership of 1.3 million, the Pulitzer Prize-winning L.A. Times has been covering California for over 138 years.

The Times also produces a variety of video programs, including the daily news magazine “LA Times Today,” jointly produced with and airing on Spectrum News 1; conversations with awards season contenders in “LA Times Presents: The Envelope Roundtables”; and the food and dining series “Off Menu” and “Bucket List.” Times’ audio productions include the hit podcasts “Dirty John,” “Man in the Window,” “Room 20” and “Detective Trapp.”

Founded in 1881
View Our Executive Team & Masthead
48 Pulitzer Prizes

Growing portfolio of digital and print products
More than 90 events each year, including Festival of Books, Food Bowl, The Taste and Eat See Hear.

Our perks & benefits


We partnered up with Collective Health and Kaiser Permanente to offer our employees competitive health and wellness plans.


We strongly believe in a work-life balance, and encourage our employees to take time off with our generous unlimited paid time off plan.


We offer a robust array of voluntary benefits like Accident, Critical Illness, Legal Plans, Identify Theft, and so much more.

401K & 529 PLAN

We offer a competitive 401K plan with a generous match, and a 529 savings plan to all of our employees.


Through our Commuter Benefits Program, we offer a Transit and Parking Account that will help you save money on your commuting costs.


We offer fully paid maternity and paternity leave to care for your new child.


We offer our employees the opportunity for personal growth and professional development with a range of online learning tools and workshops designed to develop skills and build a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Our newsroom

First published in 1881 as the Los Angeles Daily Times, since its inception, The Times has played a crucial role in the growth of Los Angeles.
The Times grew with the city, losing the word “Daily” in the title, and became the largest metropolitan newspaper in the country.


In February 1983, I came seeking a job and found instead a career full of opportunities to learn and grow. I was quickly provided opportunities to advance to roles with more responsibilities. Through my 36 years with the company, I’ve progressively grown as a person, a leader and business entrepreneur. All of this was possible because of a culture that rewards hard work, supports the well-being of employees with excellent benefits, champions employee involvement, encourages & rewards creative thinking and values teamwork.

Mark Dial, Executive Director of Manufacturing & Distribution


I joined the Los Angeles Times in 2018 to be part of the turnaround of this essential institution — battered by a long period of neglect, but now under new local ownership. Our colleagues are driven by a mission: strengthen journalism and, in so doing, defend democracy. They inspire me every day with their tenacity, creativity and diversity. This is a newspaper founded in 1881, but it is also a digital startup. That mix makes The Times a terrifically exciting place to work at this moment.

— Sewell Chan, Deputy Managing Editor at Los Angeles Times

Find your passion

At the L.A. Times, we believe in opportunities for all. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. None of our applicants will be discriminated against disability, genetics, or anything protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for everyone. Our people come first. We value the views and ideas of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. We are passionate about safety, inclusivity, and diversity. It is our goal to create a space where everyone feels safe and welcome.

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.
The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

In compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) we collect, store, and use various types of personal information through the application and recruitment process. We collect such information either directly from you or (where applicable) from another person or entity, such as an employment agency or consultancy, background check provider, or other referral sources. The full policy provides further details on the categories of information we collect and uses of that personal information.