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The Seattle Times is seeking an Editorial Writer to join our Editorial Team!
The Times editorial team is seeking a shrewd and enterprising editorial writer to help lead critical conversations important to the Puget Sound region and Washington state. The editorial writer will serve as a member of the editorial board, researching and making policy recommendations and writing insightful, persuasive editorials on behalf of The Times editorial board and the occasional personal column.
This person should be skilled at understanding complex issues, seeing both the big picture and the nuance in search of the questions that really matter. The writer should be open-minded but super-resistant to spin from political operatives and special interests. The writer should be passionate and collegial in debating issues with colleagues and skilled at cultivating sources. This person will contribute to the editorial page’s online presence through regular blogging and leveraging social media to engage readers and sources. This person will be skilled at writing on deadline, responding quickly to the news of the day and looking for opportunities to break news.
Minimum Requirements (including physical capabilities):
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or a related field.
Standard office considerations with workload dependent on daily demands and major project work. Substantial time spent at computer workstations, as well as inter-building collaboration. Accommodations must be made to prevent RSI.
Preferred Experience: Minimum 5 years experience in journalism at a newspaper or website.
Special instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates should provide sample clips or blog entries in which they have covered complex topics, especially as they relate to controversy.