Seattle Times seeks assistant metro editor
The Seattle Times is looking for an afternoon assistant metro editor to be a key leader on a digitally focused team whose aim is to build audience loyalty, and to encourage habitual, repeat visits to the site by consistently offering readers useful information for navigating their world.
This role requires a versatile, curious, digitally focused, audience-obsessed editor who thrives on breaking news and has a deep understanding of The Seattle Times’ readers, their interests and needs.
You must also be able to fill occasional weekend, evening or holiday editing shifts. The shift starts at 12 p.m. and goes through approximately 9 p.m. The afternoon editor should be aware of any breaking or developing news, as well as locally relevant topics and events that may be on audiences’ minds that afternoon.
The afternoon editor will also work closely with the wire editor to assure that they are not missing important stories and that we have the right lineup of content on the homepage.
- At least three years’ experience working for a newsgathering organization
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience
- Familiar with digital news production, editing, social media and analytics
- Prior management experience is a plus
- Ability to write clearly and accurately on multiple platforms
- Must understand and uphold the standards, ethics and mission of visual journalism at The Seattle Times, regardless of platform
- Willing and able to apply the Times’ standard for accuracy, fairness and professional conduct in online work as well as in print and in person