Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
Diversity, Other, Print
The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation's premier regional news sources, is looking for a multiplatform Sports Desk Editor to join our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom. As part of our team, you will ensure news-worthy content moves rapidly through initial draft to final product with accuracy, sense, fairness, inclusivity, grammar and style. You should be comfortable working under tight deadlines with ease while supporting multiple editors at once. Ideally, you have previous experience (and mastery) with both AP and local style.
Copy editing stories for web and print publication and helping produce digital news alerts and email newsletters.
Writing Web headlines with SEO in mind and print headlines that expand on them.
Evaluating, selecting and posting wire stories (business, national or world).
Working collaboratively with various teams at The Seattle Times, on web and print production.
Maintaining a consistent high-quality product with sharp grammar and unfailing accuracy.
Continuously working to improve the efficiency and speed of the copy-editing process and the cultural inclusivity of the newspaper.
This is a full time (40 hours per week), temporary position. Note that this temporary position is expected to last at least three months but may be extended depending on business need. Please note this role requires a variable schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive newsroom and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.If your profile doesn’t match this job description exactly, you may still be a candidate for this position. Please let us know how your skills and experience relate to the role and its objectives in your Cover Letter.
Experience: At least three years of editing at a daily metro newspaper
Education: College degree, or equivalent combination of education and/or professional experience.
Strong editing skills, as demonstrated by performance on an editing test
Strong news judgment
Attention to detail
Ability to work under deadline pressure
Track record of inclusive journalism practices
Adeptness with newsletters / social media: ability to engage with readers on multiple platforms
Familiarity with WordPress is a plus
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.
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About The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times, the nationally-renowned and award-winning digital and print media company, is the leading source of news, sports, business, technology, entertainment and other content for the trendsetting Pacific Northwest and beyond. As a news media company with a laser focus on journalistic standards and excellence, we provide clarity above the content clutter and engage readers across digital and print platforms to provide news that matters where, when and how they want it.