work that matters

At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters and has a direct impact on our community. We are proud to be one of the few remaining independent, local and family-owned metropolitan newspapers in the U.S.; the most-visited digital information source in Washington… MORE

state; the second-largest newspaper on the West Coast and the recipient of 10 Pulitzer Prizes. We remain deeply rooted in public service and committed to principled, quality journalism.


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.


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:


Work-life flexibility

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



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.



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.



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. 19.