Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0034
Title News Producer
Job Type Full Time Regular
Union Unaffiliated
Location Denny
City Seattle
State WA
Work Schedule Variable, some mornings, evenings, and weekends
Description

At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.

Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provide readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference to 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 1.8 million.

We are very excited to announce a brand new opening for a News Producer in the Newsroom here at The Seattle Times! The News Producer creates, edits and formats content for Seattle Times’ digital products with an emphasis on audience engagement and seeking innovative ways to tell and promote stories. This person is a core member of our digital audience team and plays a crucial role in maintaining our connections with readers as well as drawing in new ones. The successful candidate will be a big-picture thinker who also pays attention to detail, is a strong communicator, loves problem-solving and exhibits nimbleness, diplomacy, productivity, news judgment, sensitivity and taste. 

Responsibilities

  • Curating and producing the seattletimes.com homepage and other parts of the website
  • Posting Seattle Times content to social media
  • Engaging with readers on social media, the website and other platforms
  • Providing accurate and timely news updates during breaking news
  • Sending news alerts, including mobile push notifications
  • Monitoring trends and readership analytics in real time
  • Participating in discussions of newsroom digital and social-media strategies
Requirements

Experience: Minimum two years’ professional, working experience in a related position, such as Digital Editor, Engagement Specialist, Content Manager, or similar role.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, or related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Previous professional experience working in digital news media.
  • Familiarity with tools for web publishing, social media and analytics.
  • Native-level fluency with the web, social-media savvy and a deep understanding of how people consume information on multiple devices and platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of AP style, news judgment and journalistic ethics.

 

Our locally-owned company takes great pride in our impact to the community, as we have for over 120 years. We know this starts with our commitment to our employees, first and foremost. We offer multiple comprehensive health benefit plans for employees (and their families), a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, generous vacation/sick time off, annual wellness benefits, dependent care options, and much more. We continuously strive to provide a work-life harmony that encourages personal and professional growth at a company that breathes deeply held values of quality, independent journalism.

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