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Assistant Editor, Content Studio

As part of the most distinguished news source in the Pacific Northwest, The Seattle Times Content Studio is the division of the Advertising Department that creates custom content for our advertising customers, making deeper connections and fostering loyalty with content that goes beyond traditional advertising.

Our Seattle Times Content Studio team is expanding and in need of a qualified Assistant Editor to help traffic our written and video content. Ideally, you are detail oriented, organizationally minded (with the orderliness of a Project Manager), but have a background in content creation, article editing and video production. You will need be able to use our content management system (Wordpress), Photoshop, and be familiar with video editing software, such as Premiere. This role will require you to work seamlessly with our team, including the creative director, the branded content editor, freelance writers, freelance designers and freelance videographers.

On a daily basis, you will be juggling drafts of stories, posting branded content on the site, photo editing, managing our affiliate links, managing content for the special sections in conjunction with the Ad Pubs department, working with video production partners, interactive designers, and more. In addition, you will be working closely with Agency Services Account Managers and Account Coordinators to be sure you’re keeping everyone informed on the status of our STCS content. Being able to remain calm and stay positive will be key to success in this role.

Please note: while this is a remote position, occasional work in office may be required once normal operation resumes. Applicants should be current (or future) residents of the Puget Sound or Washington state.



  • Tracking the flow of all the articles/interactives/videos produced by the STCS freelancers, and keeping projects on deadline and meeting expectations
  • Tracking and processing freelancer payments 
  • Inputting articles and interactives in our CMS 
  • Managing our affiliate links  
  • Maintaining the STCS Editorial Calendar 
  • Overseeing content flow for all STCS Special Sections 
  • Taking the first pass editing of written pieces  
  • Drafting content briefs for stakeholders
  • Ensuring regular internal communication between Seattle Times Content Studio and Agency Services teams, through project management tools and during/outside meetings



  • Experience: Three years’ experience working in a content management/operations role is required. A background in newspapers and/or publishing industry is required.  
  • Education: College degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Familiarity with entering content into a CMS, basic Photoshop and Premiere skills, and MS Word/Excel knowledge necessary.
  • Proven ability to manage complicated projects on deadline and with thorough communication
  • Experience in media/journalism and/or agency services a plus
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to understand how to edit and basic copy-editing skills are a must. Ability to shoot and/or produce/edit short videos a plus.   
  • Ability to meet deadlines is required.
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills with strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to creatively problem solve in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work with a diverse group in a collaborative work environment 


With over two times the visitors of any other local media website, Seattle Times Media Solutions digital agency partners with advertisers as the digital solution for their local marketing needs. We leverage 125 years of Pulitzer-prize winning coverage to help local and national advertisers connect with their customers. We reach more Northwest adults than any other local media company with our full suite of services: Print and Digital Display, Mobile, Social, SEM/SEO, Programmatic, Branded Content, Web Services, Direct Mail, and much more.


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