The Seattle Times

Engagement Editor (Education Lab)
Are you passionate about finding innovative ways to listen to audiences and make our journalism more useful to our communities? If so, we want you to join us as engagement editor, a job where you can put your ideas to the test as part of our education team's award-winning effort to spark and nurture constructive conversation in Washington state. 

As part of this trailblazing group, you would contribute to Education Lab, a community-funded project that focuses on solutions to inequities in inequities in public education.

When public health regulations allow it, this job is roughly split halfway between in-person and online engagement work. With the coronavirus limiting in-person events for the foreseeable future, we'd ask you to work on the digital production and promotion of our stories while finding creative ways to bring the magic of in-person gatherings online in ways big and small. We want you to think about who we're reaching, and how. Does our engagement reflect the diversity of our region? Is there something for people who prefer to communicate through art instead of text? 

Regular tasks include polishing our digital presence, writing news alerts, growing and tending to our partnerships, planning events and helping our reporters better incorporate insights from our audience into their work. You'd also contribute to grant reports, edit our student and guest contributors, analyze our progress on these fronts — all while thinking creatively about how to improve any of the above tasks. You'll be in charge of writing our weekly newsletter, and have the opportunity to occasionally report stories based on community interest. We're looking for a balance of pragmatism and cutting-edge innovation.
1 June 2020