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Los Angeles Times seeks a senior editor, Features

November 10, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Los Angeles Times is looking to hire an experienced editor to join the Features team. This editor will assign and edit stories across the department’s core topics, with an emphasis on wellness through a California lens. We take an expansive view of wellness as it relates to mind, body and spirit.

Our Wellness coverage includes features on what’s now and what’s next from a California perspective, explainers and analyses that help Angelenos live their best lives and guides to wellness experiences, especially in the outdoors. Other core Features topics include plants, relationships, home design, West Coast experiences and cannabis.

Job Description

Tasks will include:

  • Assigning and editing stories from staff writers with a sharp focus on strategic goals
  • Working with freelancers, including recruitment, contract and invoice coordination, assignment, editing and finalizing internal production elements
  • Developing audience-minded angles and writing strong digital headlines that stand out from the crowd and emphasize the L.A. experience
  • Collaborating with team members to plan digital publication strategy, from digital headlines to social media promotion
  • Coordinating with editorial staff, including photo, design and copy desks, to produce stories online and in print
  • Keeping an astute eye on what to cover and what to skip in the lifestyle space
  • Ensuring that diverse voices are central to our stories, subjects and staffing
  • Helping writers and editors to develop their talents and elevate their work
  • Managing direct reports, including conducting annual performance reviews; holding quarterly goal-setting meetings; approving timecards and absence requests; and other tasks
  • Helping to recruit and hire new staffers
  • Working with department leaders to set strategy for the team
  • Occasionally reporting and writing for publication


Candidates should have five or more years of editing experience or relevant journalistic experience. They should be curious consumers of online lifestyle content.

Candidates should be highly organized and collaborative team players. They should have laser-sharp line-editing chops, top-notch news judgment and an intuitive sense of the framing, timing, social media strategy and SEO positioning that allow a story to sing online. And they should be comfortable trying, evaluating, refining and re-trying new approaches.

Ideal candidates also will be:

  • Creative thinkers who are constantly generating story ideas or new ways to tell stories for a digital audience
  • Team players eager to pitch in to help
  • Passionate coaches with track records of nurturing writers, from the entry-level to the experienced


This is a management role and will be based in El Segundo, Calif.

The pay scale for this position is $121,095 to $135,000.

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