American Society of Magazine Editors

Assistant Editor, Books at The Los Angeles Times

Join the hundreds of innovators, advocates and team members who are making an impact every day at one of the most iconic media brands in the nation. Whether you love to tell compelling stories or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the Los Angeles Times team is the place to be.

Job Description Summary

The Los Angeles Times is looking for a Books editor.


ResponsibilitiesThe editor will oversee the paper’s literary coverage on all platforms and will be responsible for commissioning and editing reported features, breaking news and book reviews. This person will also collaborate on planning the L.A. Times Festival of Books and other live events.

Qualifications Candidates must have 10 or more years of experience covering the arts and culture, at least five years of management experience, a wide network of freelance writers, omnivorous inclinations as a reader and editor, and a deep understanding of literature in L.A. and beyond. Please upload a resume, cover letter and a list of three links to stories you edited for the attention of deputy managing editor Julia Turner.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the Los Angeles Times!  We look forward to reviewing your application.

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Friday, June 7, 2019
El Segundo, CA