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Seattle Times seeking Assistant Sports Editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by paulbarrett, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. paulbarrett

    paulbarrett New Member

    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.

    Apply online at The Seattle Times | Careers

    Please 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 relevant work, such as projects, sections or special sections you coordinated, enterprise stories you wrote or edited, etc., 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.

    Email Sports Editor Paul Barrett at pbarrett@seattletimes.com with questions. If you have problems uploading, contact resumes@seattletimes.com.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    In a former life, this would've been near the top of my wish list.
  3. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Member

    Lol in my current life this would be near the top. But we'll see what happens.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Folks, this doesn't get the Moddy seal of approval. That's platinum. But it will get mine.

    If you're still on the ink side of things, I will attest for Paul a thousand times over, having worked with him in Las Vegas and Miami. And the previous sports editor, Don Shelton, just got the gold-star promotion to the big-boy chair of running this newsroom.

    If you're hesitating ... don't. But you need chops. This is a big boy job with folks you will absolutely learn from. Even if you think you know it all. You don't. You will learn and grow and get better here.
  5. the_lorax

    the_lorax Member

    Paul (or anyone else), Any update on how the search is going?
  6. paulbarrett

    paulbarrett New Member

    Hi everyone, the job has been filled internally. Here is part of executive editor Don Shelton's newsroom announcement yesterday:

    Three other moves involve the Sports team. Scott Hanson has been promoted from desk editor to assistant sports editor and will oversee college coverage and the sports desk. Assistant sports editor Ed Guzman, who has overseen college sports, will now oversee pro coverage. Sports producer Nick Eaton, who oversees digital sports, will add hunting and fishing coverage from Mark Yuasa to his responsibilities. These moves follow Paul Barrett’s recent promotion to sports editor.

    Scott, a Seattle native who interned at The Seattle Times and attended Washington and Chico State, has been a Times desk editor and reporter for golf and horse racing since 2002. He previously worked at the Miami Herald, Eugene Register-Guard, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Chico Enterprise-Record. Ed, a Southern California native and Stanford graduate, has been at The Times for three years and previously worked at The Washington Post, New York Times and The Oregonian. Nick, hired in 2015, is a Seattle native and Washington State University graduate who previously was sports editor of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and also worked at The Spokesman-Review.

    Thanks to all who expressed interest.
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