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A WINNING TEAM
The Seattle Times team is made up of smart, passionate and highly engaged professionals who live and breathe our mission and innovate every day to deliver quality journalism to our readers. We embrace new ideas and challenges, and you’ll have an opportunity to make a difference from wherever you sit. We are a respected local institution with an adventurous spirit and collaborative culture. But don’t take our word for it, hear from our employees.
“This is still a writer’s paper. This is still a place where if you have a 2,000-word story that merits 2,000 words, they will print every single word.” – Stefanie Loh, assistant sports editor
“I came to work at The Seattle Times because of its reputation as a newspaper that is spending the resources and time to do investigative reporting and do it well.”
– Mike Baker, investigative reporter
“The Seattle Times feels like family. I really can’t imagine going anywhere else. They’ve presented me with opportunities, and I learn new things every day.” – Tamara Galván, customer service manager
“We approach advertising with the same integrity as our journalism. We are an independent, locally owned company, and we care about the service we provide to our community.” – Amber Aldrich, advertising director
“Seattle is a hub of innovation, and The Seattle Times is at the forefront of that innovation in journalism.” – Sharon Pian Chan, vice president, innovation, product & development
A REWARDING WORKPLACE
We draw inspiration from our dedicated and talented peers and take pride in being part of something greater – the opportunity to make a difference in our region. We are also committed to fostering a healthy and inclusive workplace, and offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees and their families, including:
Paid company holidays, vacation days and sick time
A choice of PPO, high-deductible HSA and HMO medical plans
Coverage through Delta Dental’s broad network of providers
401(k) plan plus employer 401(k) contribution or traditional pension plan (depending on work group)
Subsidized transportation pass (for Seattle employees)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Company-sponsored activities to promote physical, emotional and financial wellness
A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
The Seattle Times seeks to provide a voice for underrepresented communities in our region, including minority and low-income groups, immigrants, people with disabilities, women and the LGBTQ+ community. We are also committed to recruiting employees that reflect the diversity of the region we serve. Our newsroom has consistently ranked among the most diverse major metropolitan newspapers in the country, and we have developed a national reputation for our innovative content. One project we are particularly proud of is “Under Our Skin,” a multimedia video series about race that been recognized with multiple honors, including the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Award and the 2017 Asian American Association (AAJA) Leadership in Diversity Award.
WHY WE LOVE SEATTLE
The Seattle Times building in South Lake Union puts you at the center of the action. We’re walking distance to Seattle Center, the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Lake Union, REI’s flagship store, museums and downtown shopping, restaurants and light rail. Easy proximity to everything helps us keep a finger on the pulse of our city and an eye on its changing landscape.
Seattle is one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report, and the fastest-growing big city in the country. A national leader in technology, business, culture and breathtaking natural beauty – the reasons to live here are as dynamic and diverse as the city’s inhabitants. The Seattle Times helps our readers discover new ways to live in and love the Northwest every day.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN OUR NEWSROOM
Paid summer internships are available to outstanding juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a four-year college or university and pursuing a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, interns attend weekly training sessions with The Seattle Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning staff, work on a variety of assignments, and receive mentorship and an individualized skill-development plan. Applications are due in November for the following summer. Summer 2019 internships were posted on Oct. 4 and applications are due on Nov. 2.