Seattle Times seeks an assistant biz editor
The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning media company, is actively seeking an Assistant Business Editor.
In our newsroom, you will be responsible for accurate, responsible coverage of technology, covering a key Seattle Times franchise in a market with the world’s two most valuable tech companies and a vigorous start-up scene. You will edit and give direction to a team of reporters while also leading a yearlong special initiative on artificial intelligence intended to reach a national audience. Ideally, you are a skillful editor and writing coach, have a strong background in technology journalism, and bring capable experience in high-impact breaking news and enterprise reporting.
- Edits a team of technology reporters to produce daily news and longer-term enterprise stories for multiple platforms including a print newspaper, website, newsletters and social media.
- Represents the business desk as needed at morning and afternoon meetings to communicate and coordinate coverage plans.
- Evaluates wire stories for use in the business report online and in print.
- Guides the Monday Business Technology section, selecting stories, photos and graphics.
- Uses social media and other tools to reach and engage business readers.
- Helps ready the daily print section.
- Assists in overseeing the full business staff
- Represents The Seattle Times Business section to the community, the tech industry, and other groups as needed.
- Leads for digital transformation, thinking and publishing within the department.
- Experience: minimum of five years of business journalism experience, including three years in a supervisory editor role. Applicant should have a consistent track record of successfully directing complex enterprise story packages as well as breaking news.
- WordPress and other online publishing systems and spreadsheet software such as Excel.
- Strong news judgment, including the ability to assess a story’s potential, strengths, and weaknesses.
- 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.
- Reader engagement skills, including participation in chats, comments or use of engagement tools on sites such as Reddit.
- Be comfortable representing the business staff and the Seattle Times in public settings such as interviews, panel discussions or other presentations.
To apply, go here.