News producer

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full-time

Company Description

At the Seattle Times Company, you'll find work that matters!   We are a 115-year-old locally owned, private and independent news and information company. Founded in 1896 by Alden J. Blethen, The Seattle Times Company is a fourth- and fifth-generation family business. The Seattle Times is the largest daily newspaper in Washington state and the largest Sunday newspaper in the Northwest. Well respected for its comprehensive local coverage, The Times, winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes, is also recognized nationally and internationally for in-depth, quality reporting and award-winning photography and design. The Seattle Times Company owns affiliate newspapers in Washington state as well as a network of comprehensive online news, information and advertising websites.   

 

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer that enjoys the rich contributions of employees from a broad range of backgrounds. We offer a dynamic, drug-free work environment; work-life balance; and a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about us at http://www.seattletimescompany.com today! 

Job Description

The Seattle Times is looking for a strong producer to join a thriving digital news team. This is a demanding role that requires a solid foundation in journalistic principles and ethics, good interpersonal skills, the ability to juggle and quickly adapt to changing needs, a willingness to keep up with the latest tools and techniques and the desire to work collaboratively with journalists across the newsroom. This person will report to the editor for digital news.

 

Duties will vary depending on our needs and your strengths but may include:

 

-- Producing the homepage and other major landing pages on seattletimes.com

-- Curating the best information on the day’s key topics, integrating content from users, social streams and trusted third parties, where relevant

-- Coordinating the flow of breaking news to various digital platforms

-- Producing enterprise journalism projects and in-depth packages

-- Advancing new forms of digital storytelling with an eye to user engagement

-- Coaching newsroom colleagues in the techniques and tools of digital journalism

 

To apply, please submit a resume, a brief critique of seattletimes.com, no more than five samples of your work and a list of references.

 

The Seattle Times Company is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Qualifications

-- Excellent news judgment

-- Native-level fluency with the web and a deep understanding of how people use digital tools to produce and consume information

-- Knowledge of AP style, understanding of SEO principles and strong writing ability, particularly for headlines and summaries

-- Facility with the use of social media in a news environment

-- Familiarity with content management tools, including blogging platforms such as WordPress

-- Basic understanding of HTML, web design principles and multimedia production tools

 

This job is for you if you have:

 

-- A passion for local news and a desire to help transform a storied newspaper into a cutting-edge digital news operation

-- Big ideas about digital journalism tempered with practical know-how and the ability to get things done

-- A desire to collaborate with teams across the organization to improve the digital news experience

 

Candidates should have a minimum of two years’ experience as a producer for a news website.

 

Additional Information

The Seattle Times is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, recognized as one of the best in the country. At The Seattle Times, your work matters. We are a family-owned-and-operated company, dedicated to the community we serve. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The Times is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer. Learn more about our company at seattletimescompany.com.