Engagement Editor
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is seeking an experienced engagement editor to join Education Lab, an ambitious, groundbreaking project that has significant impacts on public education in Washington state.  This is a grant-funded, 21-month position.

We seek candidates who can help lead Education Lab’s award-winning effort to spark and nurture constructive conversation about education in Washington state, and to seek out community voices that can improve our journalism.

The editor’s duties include leading Education Lab’s social-media efforts, creating and carrying out engagement related to Education Lab stories, planning online and in-person events, building Education Lab’s audience, soliciting and working with guest writers, maintaining and building community partnerships, tracking and analyzing analytics, and experimenting with other engagement efforts.

Strong multi-media skills and experience covering education are pluses.

The Seattle Times is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, recognized as one of the best in the country.  We are a family-owned-and-operated company, dedicated to the community we serve. The Times is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more about our company at

Application information:

To apply, submit the following materials on-line:

Online link:

•Cover letter


•A proposal (1,000 words max) for how you would build on Education Lab’s engagement efforts, attached as a Word or PDF file. You also can submit examples of your engagement work elsewhere.  You are welcome to use URLs to link to that work.  To do so, collect the URLs in a single Word document and upload it.

NOTE: Attachments are uploaded on the same page where you upload your resume. After uploading the resume, use your back browser to return to the page and upload additional attachments. Please note: file size limit is 4MB (4,000KB).

Regrettably, we are unable answer a high volume of phone calls and emails. We respectfully request that you use the following email address for application assistance only:

No phone calls, please.


-Must have a minimum of 2-3 years engagement experience in a news organization.

-Undergraduate degree.

-Must have a vehicle and auto insurance for work-related visits to other sites – or other reliable means of transportation available with little notice.

-Hours:  M-F 9am-6pm; some wknds, eves

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