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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 Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, is hiring a Political Reporter to help cover local, regional and some national politics. This position is part of a government/politics team responsible for breaking news, enterprise, analysis, and watchdog stories. The team focuses on politics within the city of Seattle, its outlying suburbs and the rest of Washington state – a mix that has drawn national attention and makes for fascinating stories. We’re looking for a deft story teller with a proven record of developing sources, scooping competitors, following the money and holding elected officials and government agencies accountable. The right candidate should also have:
A history of connecting responsibly with readers through social media.
Exposure to covering public officials, campaign staff, government bodies and large political affiliations.
A strong understanding of campaign finance and dark money.
The ability to analyze facts and make judgments about relevance, newsworthiness, fairness, etc., under pressure and on deadline.
Experience: This position requires a minimum of three to five years’ reporting experience in a daily newspaper or website, with experience covering politics as a beat. Only applicants who meet the minimum, relevant experience will be considered.
Education: College graduate with a degree in journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position is a Guild-affiliated (union) position, with mandated union dues. In addition, this role requires a drug screen for controlled substances, criminal background check, driver’s license, and personal car insurance.
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. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, probing journalism that makes a 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 1.8 million.