Assistant Business Editor at The Seattle Times

Posted By David Wilhite

Job Description: The Seattle Times is hiring an assistant business editor, with particular emphasis on editing our tech coverage, from the big guns like Amazon and Microsoft to the vigorous startup scene and the many issues at the intersection of tech and society. It’s a chance to manage coverage of some of the most dynamic companies and sectors anywhere, and to make sure we tell those stories in the most compelling ways both online and in print. This person will also oversee a new initiative to cover artificial intelligence and its impact on labor, society and the economy.

Job Qualifications:

  • 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.

How to Apply: Click here to apply.

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