SoCal News Group seeks an assistant biz editor

April 29, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

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
  • Valid driver’s license 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).

To apply, go here.

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