LAist Is Hiring A New Editor-In-Chief
LAist is seeking a new editor-in-chief with a fresh editorial vision, solid news judgment and a touch of wit who can cover, assign and edit stories on a broad range of topics Angelenos care about.
We're looking for someone who can help expand and deepen our original coverage of the city. Your job is to make sure that we're producing informative and engaging pieces through aggregated posts and original reporting. You would be managing a staff of full-timers as well as a full roster of freelancers and photographers to cover everything in Los Angeles from breaking news to arts to food. You should be as comfortable overseeing reporting—pestering public officials, poring through city records, tracking down sources—as you are musing about the latest cocktail craze.
LAist was launched in 2004, as one in a network of local publications operated by the independently-owned Gothamist, and it has steadily expanded. Over time, the publication has grown into a unique hybrid of engaging and informative aggregation and wholly original content. But the two forms are increasingly commingling and are both influenced by the LAist "voice" that makes our aggregation trenchant and entertaining.
This is a paid, full-time position, with fully covered medical, dental and vision benefits. Days and hours vary from a normal 9-to-5 job. The ideal candidate MUST be versatile and knowledgeable about L.A.
Requirements: Full-time blogging experience, an instinct for what's newsworthy and the skills to report it out, razor-sharp copy-editing skills, a ferocious drive and piercing wit, a deep and abiding interest in L.A. and the stamina to create several well-written and interesting posts per day while managing the flow of pieces from other contributors.
If you're interested, send a brief email with a summary of your experience and relevant links to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "LAist editor." No attachments, please.
Gothamist LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.