Los Angeles Times

Editorial Page Writer
The Editorial Page is seeking to hire a full-time member of the editorial board.

This person will join a team of writers and editors who meet several times a week to determine and articulate the editorial positions of the newspaper. As we say in our mission statement: “On the editorial page, the newspaper sets aside its objective news-gathering role to join its readers in a dialogue about important issues of the day — to exhort, explain, deplore, mourn, applaud or champion, as the case may be.”

As with most roles in the newsroom, this is a multimedia, multiplatform job. An editorial writer's job is to conceive and shape editorials, defend them before the board, and to report and write them – but also to write for our blog and to devise digital projects that expand on the concept of the traditional editorial.

The ideal candidate is both a clear thinker and a powerful writer, intrigued by the challenge of squeezing complex arguments into a short space. Editorials require nuance and logic and intellectual honesty, but they also need to be authoritative, passionate and engaging. Opinion blog posts require cleverness, news judgment and a lively writing style, but they also demand clarity of thought.
9 July 2020