The Los Angeles Times is located in and serves one of the most diverse regions in the world. Our mission is to inform, engage and empower. A vital part of this mission is cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
Our organization is one of the most diverse and inclusive in the news media industry. We strive to continue improving on this, and achieve a sense of belonging among all employees. Two of our company’s five core values, diversity and fairness, support the shared goal of respecting the perspectives and contributions of all people.
Careers at the Los Angeles Times
Working for the Los Angeles Times means supporting a free press, which provides independent, fact-based journalism that is essential for our democracy and the public good.
The Los Angeles Times is a news organization that is woven into the fabric of the community and projects the view from the West Coast out to the world.
The Times has been recognized with 51 Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, as well as multiple Emmy Awards and a variety of other honors for its news coverage, commentary and public service. Through a range of platforms, from the print edition to mobile app, we play an integral role in our democracy and serve as a voice for those who are marginalized and underserved.
We offer a range of programs and benefits to help create a welcoming and supportive environment. These include:
Parental leave. In addition to state paid family leave benefits we offer eligible employees 6 weeks of company paid leave in connection with the birth or adoption of the employee’s child, or to care for the same child. We also offer an extensive benefits package including health, disability, life insurance, wellness, flexible time off and retirement benefits.
Outreach. We have a variety of programs designed to maintain a pipeline of talented, diverse journalists and workers in other media disciplines across the company. The Los Angeles Times Fellowship is a one-year program for journalists entering the profession that includes intensive training and mentoring support. The L.A. Times High School Insider internship program offers a community of aspiring young journalists an opportunity to learn and work alongside experienced professionals. The Los Angeles Times offers newsroom and other internship programs in the spring and summer.
Continuous learning. We offer free unlimited access to a wide range of online learning courses, as well as many in-house workshops and learning opportunities with partner organizations, to support employees in developing their skills and progressing in their careers.
To learn more about working with our dedicated and amazing teams, visit the Los Angeles Times careers site.