LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Times editor Sallie Hofmeister has joined issues firm Sitrick and Company.

Hofmeister joins Sitrick after 17 years with the Los Angeles Time, taking on a variety of roles, including business editor and most recently assistant managing editor for the arts and entertainment sections.

Hofmeister departed the newspaper last June. Prior to the LA Times, she worked for six years as a business editor at the New York Times.

Sitrick has a track record of hiring former journalists, including those from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg News, NBC and CBS Television.