The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation’s premier regional news sources, is seeking a savvy and well-rounded Weekend Editor. This part-time job focuses on editing live breaking news and event-based coverage for various digital platforms. As a metro editor, you also must help select, edit and publish wire stories and build our print plan.
Schedule: This is a 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday shift. Some days may go longer and depending on your availability, you may be able to add a shift on Saturday, for up to 16 hours each weekend.
Be able to work in high-pressure situations when big news hits and deadlines are tight.
Have experience editing a wide range of topics, including crime, law enforcement, government and politics, and human interest features, with the ability to quickly come up to speed on unfamiliar subjects.
Work with the weekend reporter to prioritize news needs.
Be inclusive in coverage, making sure stories include a range of sources and that they fairly represent the rich cultural diversity of our region.
Have a knack for identifying stories readers in the Seattle area will be interested in by using social media, audience analytics and other tools.
Be willing to experiment, try new story topics and formats, and evaluate and learn from the outcomes of those experiments, always with an eye toward reaching audiences and driving subscriptions.
Work with colleagues in Photo, Graphics/Interactives and the Digital Audience Team to coordinate visuals and digital assets for stories.
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.
Experience: At least two years’ experience working as an editor for a newsgathering organization.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or relevant equivalent experience.
Requires excellent grammar and language skills, and familiarity with digital news production, social media and analytics.
Must be able to analyze facts and make judgments about relevance, newsworthiness, fairness, etc., under pressure and on deadline.
Must have the ability to edit stories using Methode, WordPress or other content management systems used by the newsroom.
Requires social media skills, including the ability to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks to find potential news stories.
Must understand and uphold the standards, ethics and mission of journalism at The Seattle Times, regardless of platform.
Priority will be given to candidates who have knowledge of local news and local newsmakers.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent 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 2.1 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.
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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.