Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0025
Title Assistant Sports Editor
Job Type Full Time Regular
Union Unaffiliated
Location Denny
City Seattle
State WA
Work Schedule Varied; nights and weekends required

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’re excited to announce a new Assistant Sports Editor role in our newsroom! As the Assistant Sports Editor, you will oversee coverage on multiple platforms in one of America’s most vibrant sports cities and regions. Successful applicants will prove they have a clear, creative vision for sports coverage, with developed sports knowledge, and ability to set an agenda for regional coverage. Additionally, this role calls for a leader who can passionately and professionally lead a team of reporters in a multi-platform coverage plan, with “outside-the-box” enterprise mentality, to grow readership through integrated digital, photo/video, and graphics story-telling.

  • 5+ years’ progressive experience in digital/daily newspaper, with exposure to sports coverage
  • Four-year college/university degree in journalism (or related field)
  • Preference for management experience
  • Local sports knowledge or familiarity
  • Social media platform experience and skillset (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and other emerging social networks)
  • Ability to edit and post stories for multiple platforms using Methode, WordPress or other content-management systems; creating hyperlinks; attaching photos and video; understanding use of metadata, taxonomy, SEO and metrics.

Please also submit five work samples here, especially those that best exemplify your experience, including projects, sections you coordinated, enterprise stories you wrote/edited, etc.


Our locally-owned, 121-year-old company takes great pride in our impact in the community. We know this starts with our commitment to our employees. We offer multiple comprehensive health benefit plans for employees (and their families), a 401(k) retirement plan, generous vacation/sick time off, annual wellness benefits, dependent care options, and much more. We continuously work to provide a work-life harmony that encourages personal and professional growth for those with a passion to support work that matters.

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