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Editorial Assistant -Part-time at HEARST SEATTLE MEDIA, LLC

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Description:

Start your journalism career with the all-digital team at a website with a legacy going back over 155 years. The SeattlePI has a rare opportunity for the right candidate to get your foot in the door and become a pivotal part of the team.

We’ll be blunt.  The part-time Editorial Assistant position doesn’t pay a lot, and the hours aren’t great.  What we will do is provide an experience where on day one, you’re putting your mark on stories and curating the homepage for an audience of 100,000 users a day.

What will you do?

The right candidate will assist everyone on the team, and will simultaneously learn every aspect of creating content for the P-I.

You’ll be looking for content to showcase on the homepage, packaging it with relevant photos, video, and links, handling social media, writing headlines, assisting in story production, and even doing some writing and field assignments.

Learn every aspect of the workflow from finding ideas, story approval and production, polishing and publishing digital-optimized story techniques, data journalism techniques, video workflow and creation, photo workflow and creation, social media optimization and metrics analysis, and tracking the measurements and sales numbers that make it work.

What will you need to be successful?

BA or Master's degree  in Journalism or equivalent work experience. Current journalism students with major market bylines and experience will be considered.

Impeccable grammar and writing skills

An understanding of headline writing and audience development Excellent social media skills Basic Video editing skills Basic HTML and CSS literacy Energetic, proactive, creative and innovative approaches to storytelling Understanding of web metrics Enthusiastic and eager to learn Understanding of media law and copyrights