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The San Diego Union-Tribune

600 B Street, Suite 1201
San Diego California United States 92101


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Community Opinion Editor

Job ID: 64832
Job Views: 298
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Postal Code: 92101
Job Category: Newspapers,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 01.13.2022

Job Description

Join the hundreds of innovators, advocates and team members who are making an impact every day at one of the most iconic media brands in the nation. Whether you love to tell compelling stories or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the San Diego Union-Tribune team is the place to be.

Job Summary

The San Diego Union-Tribune is seeking a passionate, digitally savvy and detail-oriented journalist to line edit essays and letters to the editor and help elevate opinion journalism. The editor will foster community conversations with intellectual rigor and an open mind, and the ideal candidate is a news junkie who can deftly juggle multiple tasks and platforms for an innovative, collaborative team.

You are curious and creative and have strong communication skills, knowledge of AP style and an ability to keep calm on deadline and to build audiences. You care about and can connect with diverse communities. You have ideas about the future of journalism. Spanish language skills and video/multimedia/social media experience are pluses.

Our new teammate will be a member of The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board and participate in daily editorial board meetings and election endorsements, helping shape our editorial subjects, stands and approaches. Editorial and other writing opportunities are possible, depending on your primary workload, writing ability and desire.


Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Editing commentaries and letters to the editor for accuracy, authoritativeness and AP style
  • Writing headlines and choosing art to accompany essays online and in the newspaper
  • Discussing subjects of the day with The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board
  • Interviewing newsmakers, experts, community leaders, political candidates and others

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of writing, editing or production experience at a professional news outlet
  • Excellent news judgment, a sense of fairness and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, communication and planning skills
  • Understanding of online audiences, digital trends, SEO and engagement strategy
  • Knowledge of libel laws and adherence to the Union-Tribune’s ethics guidelines
  • Experience working across newsroom disciplines and an inclusive approach in the workplace


U-T employees can apply to work entirely from the office or use a hybrid or remote model, working partly or entirely from home.

The Company is a mandatory vaccination employer for COVID-19 and its variants. The Company requires that its employees be fully vaccinated as of their start date. If you require a medical or religious accommodation, we will engage in the interactive process with you. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to start. If we make you an offer and you are not yet vaccinated, we will accommodate a delay in start date.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the San Diego Union-Tribune!  We look forward to reviewing your application.

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