Seattle Times seeks an assistant business editor

May 10, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, is seeking an Assistant Business Editor to help lead our coverage of Seattle’s dynamic, chaotic economy. In our newsroom, you will be responsible for accurate, responsible coverage as part of an eight-person team that prioritizes high-impact breaking news and enterprise reporting. You will edit and guide reporters while picking the best stories on offer from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg and our other wire services.

Please note: while currently remote, this position will require some work in our Seattle office once normal operations resume. Applicants should be current (or future) residents of the Greater Seattle area.


  • Serve as the primary editor for several reporters producing daily news and enterprise stories for multiple platforms including a print newspaper, website, newsletters and social media.
  • Represent the business desk as needed at morning meetings to coordinate coverage plans.
  • Evaluate wire stories for use in the business report online and in print.
  • Guide the Monday Business Technology section, selecting stories, photos and graphics.
  • Help ready the daily print section.
  • Leads digital transformation, thinking and publishing within the department.
  • Represent the business staff and The Seattle Times in public settings such as interviews, panel discussions or other presentations in the community.


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: Must have experience as a supervising editor, or significant experience as a business journalist.
  • Strong news judgment, including the ability to assess a story’s potential, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Commitment reaching communities historically underserved by media.
  • Demonstrated skill at coaching reporters to craft and report stories, utilize tools such as datasets and public records requests, and maximize the potential of each story.
  • High level of accuracy, honesty, fairness, and knowledge of libel laws. Excellent grammar and language skills.
  • Social media skills, and comfort using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social networks to gather and disseminate news, reach new audiences and track the changing social landscape.

To apply, go here.

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