Multiplatform Copy Editor (On-Call)

The Seattle Times

Seattle, Washington

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Date Posted October 07, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation’s few remaining independent daily metro news organizations, is seeking experienced Copy Desk Editors to fill occasional editing shifts at will, on an on-call basis. Starting times for our eight-hour shifts can range from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the frequency of work opportunities can range from one shift a month to as many as three in one week as we cover desk editors’ leaves and vacations.

As part of our team, you will ensure newsworthy content moves rapidly from initial draft to final product with accuracy, sense, fairness, grammar and style. You should be comfortable working under tight deadlines with ease while supporting multiple editors at once. Ideally, you have previous experience (and mastery) with both AP style and knowledge of local geography and nomenclature. 

Please note: while some training might occur in our newsroom once normal operations resume, this is a remote position. Applicants must be based in either Washington or Oregon. 


Not set. Shifts you may be asked to fill include early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Every effort will be made to give as much notice as possible for expected and urgent on-call needs.



We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive newsroom and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. If your profile doesn’t match this job description exactly, you may still be a candidate for this position. Please let us know how your skills and experience relate to the role and its objectives in your Cover Letter.

Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, Seattle Times Media Solutions combines cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.

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