Metpro is a unique program designed to help beginning journalists launch careers and boost diversity in newsrooms.
We're making changes in the program application process for 2019 and will post a link to the online portal when it's available.
We're seeking high-potential, highly motivated aspiring journalists with diverse backgrounds or life experiences. The program's main thrust is to provide participants - recent college graduates or journalists with limited professional experience - the training and support necessary to put them on a fast track to success.
Metpro is not an internship but a formal program customized to help trainees realize their goals. Each participant can expect:
- Formal mentoring.
- Frequent performance evaluations and coaching.
- A thorough grounding in journalism ethics and relevant laws pertaining to libel and privacy.
- An opportunity to cover communities, including cops, courts and city councils.
- A thorough understanding of public records and research tools.
- An opportunity to prepare stories for the Web and build digital skills.
If you are curious, creative and motivated, if you want to watch history as it unfolds and have a strong desire to be a part of one of our newsrooms, then come join the Metpro graduates who have found success.
How to Apply
Applicants will be required to fill out an online form, complete a writing test and get evaluations from three references. The Los Angeles Times welcomes applications from aspiring reporters, copy editors, page designers, photographers/visual journalists and interactive graphics/data journalists. Visual journalists should complete the required forms, including the writing test, and submit a portfolio with a minimum of 20 single images and three complete photo stories or multimedia presentations on a DVD, flash drive or through a link to a personal website.
More details will be available soon.
Los Angeles Times
Director of News Development
2300 E. Imperial Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245
Metpro Site Admin
Photo compilation: Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press