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:

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.

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.

Contact Us

Los Angeles Times

Tracy Boucher
Director of News Development
2300 E. Imperial Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245
(213) 237-6737

Metpro Site Admin

Photo compilation: Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press