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    Pros

    Tremendous colleagues. Some of the most talented journalists I've ever worked around and, generally, a collegial atmosphere. Your work matters and is read widely. Reasonable quality of life/work-life balance. And there is no shortage of ambition. Pay is pretty good, by industry standards, at least for experienced journalists. And having the LA Times on your resume - not to mention the stories you'll get to write - can open a lot of doors.

    Cons

    Tremendous uncertainty about the future of the industry, and about the future of the LA Times and Tribune/Tronc specifically. But that's hardly unusual these days. Not long after I left a major round of buyouts pushed many experienced veterans out the door (along with some dead wood), and since then more people have jumped for new jobs of their own accord. Like any big newsroom there's lots of politics and bureaucracy to navigate. Top leadership is not of the caliber you might expect at a paper of this stature.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Good interview, pretty straight forward, they made sure I was into the content on the personal level and of course on a technical level as well. I was told to make a sample piece of a story that interested me within a 2 - 3 day span for the final part of the process .

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Company Updates

  • Dylan Hernandez is the Dodgers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times. Dylan was recently selected as part of 40 Latinos in sports to watch.

    40 Under 40: Latinos In Sports

    The 2016 sports season was filled with countless story lines ranging from redemptions, to walk off retirements and dramatic Olympic performances. And in the center of these were many influential Latinos.

  • Sam Farmer, longtime LA Times reporter, to join upcoming luncheon

    Sam Farmer, LA Times Staff Writer Headlines Pasadena Quarterbacks Luncheon This Week

    2016 California Sportswriter of the Year, as awarded by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Sam Farmer will address Pasadena Quarterbacks at its Friday luncheon, October 14, at Brookside Golf Club... in the shadow of the Rose Bowl. He was a three-year finalist. Farmer is in his 21st season covering the NFL for the Los Angeles Times.

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