I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time
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.
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.
Advice to Management
I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2016.
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 .
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.
Sam Farmer, longtime LA Times reporter, to join upcoming luncheon
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