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The Los Angeles Times welcomes applications from aspiring reporters, visual journalists, data/graphics journalists, designers, multiplatform copy editors, podcast producers and digital/audience engagement editors.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to fill out this form, complete the writing test and get evaluations from three references. The reporting test and evaluation forms must be downloaded at these links: Reporting Test, Evaluation Form

In addition:

Reporters: Submit up to seven work samples via urls or uploads and/or a link to your portfolio.

Visual journalists: Submit a portfolio or links with a minimum of 20 single images and three complete photo stories or multimedia presentations. Materials can also be uploaded.  

Data and graphics journalists: Submit a portfolio and/or links to your work and GitHub account.    

Designers: Upload up to seven work samples and/or submit a portfolio with links to your print and/or web designs.

Multiplatform copy editors: Please complete the application, writing test and evaluations. Finalists will be asked to take an additional skills test.

Digital/audience engagement editors: Upload up to seven work samples and links and/or submit a portfolio with links to social media campaigns, digital builds and other applicable work samples.

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Contact Us

Angel Jennings | Assistant Managing Editor for Culture and Talent
Joseph Serna | Deputy Editor for Culture and Talent

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