• Multiplatform Editor

    Additional Posting Locations 1 week ago(8/10/2018 7:23 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-1777
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Editorial - Editors
  • Overview

    The Los Angeles Times is looking for versatile multiplatform editors.

     

    You’ll be responsible for creating, editing, curating and producing content across all Los Angeles Times digital and print platforms. Working in a fast-paced environment with continuous digital publishing demands and daily print deadlines, you will serve as a quality-control specialist, ensuring that all content complies with Times standards. These positions are included in the Los Angeles Times Guild.

    Responsibilities

    • Editing articles, live blogs, videos, photo captions and galleries, text for graphics and databases, and other content for grammar, syntax and Times style, as well as for formatting, search engine optimization, taste and legality. Writing engaging headlines and photo captions with those factors in mind.
    • Providing “one-touch” editing, working with a level of accuracy that allows immediate posting on the website.
    • Expediting the movement of material between the website and print by collaborating with multiplatform desk colleagues, assigning editors, reporters, website producers, page designers, graphics editors and photo/visual journalists.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent experience.
    • Superior skills in line editing and headline writing, combining news judgment and knowledge of taste and legal considerations, gained through at least five years of experience (preferred).
    • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting and multitask in a deadline-driven environment.
    • Expertise in using production systems and software tools required to edit, produce and curate content for digital and print. This may include Slack, NewsGate/CCI, the Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs, search engines and social media tools.
    • Versatility and adaptability, working not just across production platforms but also across subject areas.

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