Assistant Metro Editor
The Seattle Times

At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.

We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a difference to our community. As a news media company, we cut through the clutter and provide readers with news and information that is timely, relevant and easy to access in every way they consume it. Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times remains a family-owned business deeply rooted in the community and is committed to principled, investigative news coverage. We are a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, recognized as one of the best in the country, and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Seattle Times is excited to announce we are looking for an Assistant Metro Editor who can help us build on our record of insightful, incisive coverage while overseeing Education Lab, a Solutions Journalism-based project that combines in-depth reporting on issues involving education in the region with an ambitious community-engagement effort.

Responsibilities and Functions

We’re looking for someone who is versatile enough to handle breaking news quickly and can also guide in-depth stories for the Sunday front page. You’ll work with fellow editors, reporters, photographers, artists and developers to tell engaging stories on all our digital platforms and in print. You must have strong news judgment, including an ability to decide quickly and confidently a story’s potential and, later, its strength.  You must have the ability to find holes in a story, ask the right questions under pressure, and understand story organization and how to achieve it. And you must be accurate, honest and fair.

As the Education Lab editor, you’ll dive into the biggest issues facing our public schools, and who is doing important, effective work at tackling them. You’ll challenge the status quo with reporting that shows we can do better. That involves everything from social media to in-person events to guest essays and our Student Voices program, as well as biweekly engagement meetings and making sure the Education Lab reporters track the impact of their work. It also includes some work in the evenings for special events.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least five years’ experience at a metropolitan daily or other news organization, including supervisory experience. If you are a fearless leader who embraces challenge and change, and wants to help The Seattle Times achieve its goals, apply online now to be considered.*1C8258F68A583DA4

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