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 build and expand a thriving media organization that serves the state of what’s next. 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.

EXCELLENCE

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.

FAIRNESS

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.

TRUTH

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.

DIVERSITY

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.

TRANSPARENCY

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 141 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 & Newsroom Leadership
49 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.

Connect with us!

Los Angeles Times often posts new and engaging content highlighting the projects we are working on and news we’re reporting. Come and connect with us on any of the following platforms:

Our perks & benefits

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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

UNLIMITED PTO

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

VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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.

COMMUTER BENEFITS

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

PARENTAL LEAVE

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

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

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.

MIND, BODY, WELLNESS

We offer web-based vitality sessions and opportunities focused on mindfulness techniques, personal goal strategies, yoga, meditation practices, professional counseling, and referral services.

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.

Mark-Dial

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

Angelica-Pilarca

Working at The Los Angeles Times has been such an enjoyable and rewarding experience in my career. I’ve been given lots of opportunities to learn and work with new technologies as well as collaborate with some of the brightest engineers I’ve ever met. The Los Angeles Times has a very flexible work environment and leadership always goes out of their way to support their engineers.

Angelica Pilarca, Software Engineer (Digital Tech Team)

Diego Micheli

I’ve been a Data Engineer in LAT/SDUT for two years now. Career-wise it’s a great place to work. Often we have exciting challenges to solve, and we use the latest technologies for it. It’s cool to apply all that in a centenary company like this. The work environment is friendly, and my workmates are at the level of the challenges from their diverse disciplines.

Diego Micheli, Senior Software Engineer (Digital Tech Team)

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.

NOTICE:
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.

IMPORTANT – PHISHING EMAILS:
We have been made aware that emails are being sent in our name relating to potential job opportunities at Los Angeles Times.
The messages invite recipients to respond to online interviews, provide personal information, and, in some cases, send money for equipment purchases.
Our domain names are @latimes.com and @sduniontribune.com. Please beware of messages that appear to be from us that are from different (possibly very similar) domain names.
And also, beware of any direct solicitation to apply for job opportunities or provide personal information if you have had no prior dealings with the sender of the message.
If you receive such a communication, please do not respond and instead let us know via email at hrcommunications@latimes.com

RESPONSE TO COVID-19:
California Times, which includes the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and affiliated organizations, is committed to the safety and security of our employees. Our shared responsibility includes adherence to COVID-19 protocols and a vaccine mandate. While our essential workers continue working onsite, many employees are currently working remotely. Office-based employees who work remotely are provided with the relevant technology and resources. Our interview and orientation processes are fully virtual to maintain our candidates’ and employees’ safety. Our continued growth relies on attracting and retaining top talent to ensure a successful future for our company.

Los Angeles Times requires that its employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to start. If the company makes you an offer of employment and you are not yet vaccinated or wish to seek a medical or religious exemption, we will engage in that process with you and accommodate a delay in start date as appropriate.