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ASE Seattle Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Editude, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Didn't see this anywhere else ...

    Requisition Number 14-0124
    Title Assistant Sports Editor
    Job Type Full Time Regular
    Union Unaffiliated
    City Seattle
    Work Schedule Varied; nights and weekends required.
    Description 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. The Times is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer. Learn more about our company at seattletimescompany.com.

    The Seattle Times seeks an innovative, experienced Assistant Sports Editor to manage reporters and oversee coverage on multiple platforms in one of America’s most vibrant sports cities and regions. This person must be a team player able to articulate a clear, creative vision for sports coverage. At least five years of daily newspaper or digital experience is needed. Must have good overall sports knowledge, with management experience in sports preferred. Must be a well-organized leader and a creative thinker who helps the Pacific Northwest’s largest newspaper set the agenda for regional sports coverage. Must be able to lead a team of reporters to come up with a coverage plan that includes multi-platform coverage, outside-the-box enterprise, profiles and trend stories while also integrating digital, photo/video and graphics.

    Employees of The Seattle Times take pride in being a part of a locally owned business that has a direct impact on our community. We offer a rewarding, high performance workplace that lives and breathes deeply held values of quality independent journalism.

    Our privately held, family-owned company offers its employees outstanding benefits, including medical and dental plans, a 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions, dependent care reimbursement, subsidized transportation options, generous vacation plans, and an engaging wellness program.
    Minimum Requirements:
    • College degree.
    • Five years of digital or daily newspaper experience.
    • Management experience.
    • Sports knowledge.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working in sports.


    To apply, submit the following materials via our online application:

    • Cover letter (uploaded to your application as an attachment)
    • Resume (uploaded to your application as an attachment)
    • Names of three references familiar with your work (with at least one reference being a former manager or supervisor)
    • Five samples of your reporting work, preferably attached as a Word or PDF file. You are welcome to use URLs to link to your clips, provided the content is not behind a paywall. To do so, collect the URLs in a single Word document and upload it when prompted.

    After completing the online application, choose the "Edit Your Profile" option to submit your attachments. You will not be prompted to upload any attachments other than your resume.

    Please note: file size limit is 4MB (4,000KB)

    For application assistance only, contact stcom.resumes@seattletimes.com The Times is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer. Learn more about our company at seattletimescompany.com

    No phone calls, please.
  2. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Interesting. Who left?
  3. Todd M. Adams

    Todd M. Adams Member

    Pretty darn good job here. Don Shelton's one of the best.
  4. valpo87

    valpo87 Guest

    This is that kind of job I would want to apply for. Then I look at qualifications and consider how I here people say that no one budges on the "daily newspaper experience" requirement. But if they hire internally, it could open up another door.
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