MediaNews Group, Inc.

  • Crime and Public Safety Editor

    Job Locations US-CA-Monrovia
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/14/2018 5:01 PM)
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    To be considered, please include a cover-letter and writing samples with your resume/application.


    The Southern California News Group (SCNG) is seeking a crime and public safety editor to help supervise a team of dynamic reporters across four counties and 11 news sites, including The Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, The Press-Enterprise and The (San Bernardino County) Sun. This position is based at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune in Monrovia, CA. #scng #Associate



    Editors on our crime and public safety team are responsible for directing and editing reporting on deadline across our footprint primarily for digital platforms. A good candidate acts and edits with urgency, getting news published on core sites and social channels quickly and accurately. A solid understanding of SEO and social media is a must for this role as is the ability to write clearly and effectively and to help others do the same.


    In addition to breaking news, crime and public safety editors are also responsible for developing thoughtful follow-up stories to major breaking stories and for enterprise coverage of public safety agencies and institutions.


    Required skills

    • Three or more years of experience in professional news management roles. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism or related field
    • Strong news judgment
    • Excellent editing, writing and reporting skills, including knowledge of AP style
    • Expertise in working with an editorial CMS
    • Strong understanding of SEO and how to leverage it to build audience for our content, including headline and caption writing
    • Strong understanding of social media and knowledge of how to use it to manage breaking news
    • Ability to create and enhance digital content using tools such as Google maps, ScribbleLive, etc.
    • Basic knowledge of analytics and how to use them in digital decision making
    • Understanding of fair use, copyright laws and media ethics. Knowledge of social media terms of service




    To be considered, please include a cover-letter and writing samples with your resume/application.


    Southern California News Group (SCNG) publishes eleven (11) daily newspapers and associated websites in four counties: The Orange County Register in Orange County; The Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Breeze, Long Beach Press-Telegram, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News in Los Angeles County; the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts in San Bernardino County; and The Press-Enterprise in Riverside County. We also publish more than 20 community weeklies and four magazines. SCNG's in-depth multi-platform reporting on local news, politics, sports and entertainment reaches 8.1 million adults every week, making it an indispensable source of news and information for Southern California readers. Our mission is to connect communities by providing readers with the area's best local news coverage on any channel or device.

    SCNG is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal or local law. The company complies with all applicable federal, state and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Learn more about us by visiting us at


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