Seattle Times seeks workplace issues/retail reporter
The Seattle Times is hiring a reporter to cover workplace issues and the retail sector.
The changing nature of work – the gig economy, the threat and promise of automation, the economics and politics of minimum wage and other work conditions, the growing earnings gap between young software engineers and others – these shifts are transforming the job scene in Seattle and elsewhere. Also in the throes of change are the region’s premiere retailers – Nordstrom, Starbucks, Costco, REI – and the landscape where they do business in the era of Amazon and e-commerce. Seattle is a crucible for many of these changes.
This reporter will be responsible for breaking news and writing insightful enterprise stories in both areas. The position requires robust writing and reporting skills as well as strong digital storytelling skills, and a track record of producing significant and compelling enterprise reporting about people, companies and the economy.
This is a full-time position.
•Five years’ experience in a comparable position.
•The ideal candidate must be skilled at working with financial documents; understanding technology and business strategy, and breaking through PR happy talk.
•Skilled at anticipating events and putting together stories that connect the dots and explain to our readers why these events are important.
•Writing abilities must be sharp and wide-ranging enough to appear regularly on A1, the Business section cover and in other forms online and in print.
•Should possess good digital storytelling skills.
•Familiar with social media and with measuring and interpreting analytics
•Should be comfortable on the other end of the microphone or camera as well, for occasional interviews on news involving the beat.
•Ability to travel.
•Must have own vehicle or other reliable transportation.
To apply, go here.