At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provide readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference to 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 1.8 million.
Our locally-owned company takes great pride in our impact to the community, as we have for over 120 years. We know this starts with our commitment to our employees, first and foremost. We offer multiple comprehensive health benefit plans for employees (and their families), a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, generous vacation/sick time off, annual wellness benefits, dependent care options, and much more. We continuously strive to provide a work-life harmony that encourages personal and professional growth at a company that breathes deeply held values of quality, independent journalism.
The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation's premier regional news sources, is looking for a Multiplatform Copy 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.
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
Variable schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
This role requires union dues be paid on a monthly basis as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the employer and union.
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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