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, Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization and digital media agency, is seeking an editor for the production of Marketing–produced publications, including weekly, monthly and periodic newspaper sections and other publications.
As Publications Editor, your primary work will include editing content for style and grammar; writing headlines and cutlines; designing sections; laying out pages; and preparing digital files for publication, meeting deadlines and quality standards.
Secondary work will include developing ideas for stories and sections based on company and advertiser business needs and reader interest, working in collaboration with key internal stakeholders. This could include assigning and coordinating the work of freelance writers, photographers and illustrators and may be responsible for writing stories when needed.
Edit content for style and grammar, and write headlines and cutlines, meet deadlines and quality standards.
Design sections, lay out pages and prepare digital files, meet deadlines and quality standards
Develop ideas for stories and sections based on business needs and reader interest, working in collaboration with key internal stakeholders
Assign and coordinate work of freelance writers, photographers and illustrators
Write stories when needed
Provide backup for other Publications Editors
Schedule: This is a part-time job, 20 hours per week.
Education: Four-year college degree in journalism or related field required
Experience: Minimum three years of editing and design at a print publication required; newspaper experience highly preferred.
Excellent editing skills with strong knowledge of AP style
Exemplary grammar and language skills
Self-motivated with strong organization skills
Solid page-design knowledge, with InDesign experience highly preferred
Strong collaboration skills
Ability to balance long-range and short-term planning while working on deadline
Ability to develop content, design and an editorial voice to appeal to different ages and target audiences
Analyze and make decisions about stories, layouts and photos on deadline
Produce error-free, effective sections on deadline
Use judgment to ensure publications meet brand and other standards
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.