Date Posted January 11, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation’s premier regional news sources, is looking for a skilled Sports Designer to join our Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom. As part of our daily news team, you will be comfortable working cross-collaboratively with many members of the Newsroom. You should have no trouble working independently to help shape and craft the presentation and design of Sports content. Ideally, you have a strong command of social media and applications as they relate to news-worthy platforms to tell captivating stories. In this full-time, exempt role, you will report to the Assistant Sports Editor.

Schedule: This role is scheduled for Monday through Friday, from 3-11:30 p.m.


  • Contribute to story planning, making informed decisions about story play and presentation.
  • Collaborate with copy editors and photo editors to organize content.
  • Facilitate the design of daily Sports content for all platforms.
  • Organize the presentation of all content in the Sports section (except Fanfare).
  • Plan accordingly to meet deadlines for each addition.
  • Work flexibly to address different assignment needs, adapting to change quickly and creatively as projects evolve.
  • Maintain attention to detail and work effectively while interacting with various members of the Newsroom and company.
  • Help out with other proofing/production/online duties as needed.
  • Uphold standards of accuracy, fairness, equity and journalistic ethics.


  • Experience: At least one year of experience working in print design, with a deep knowledge of sports and sports journalism.
  • Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Must be familiar with common content-management practices.
  • Requires willingness to master constantly changing technology and adapt to and embrace current and future newsroom publishing and company systems.
  • Must have strong grammar and language skills.
  • Must demonstrate familiarity with inclusive journalism practices, with an eye toward racial and gender equity in story play and presentation.
  • Requires visual acuity.
  • Must have the ability to organize time well and juggle multiple tasks. Must be able to meet daily and changing deadlines and balance workloads.
  • Must demonstrate willingness to perform routine but necessary duties.
  • Should be able to respond constructively to direction, suggestions, and critiques.
  • Must have a solid foundation in journalistic principles. Must understand and uphold the standards, ethics and mission of visual journalism at The Seattle Times, regardless of platform.
  • Ability to work remotely in emergencies through mastery of necessary software and access to required fonts, phone numbers and other information.
  • Read The Seattle Times and other relevant news sources to keep abreast of current events.

Compensation: The full salary range for this position is $47,600 to $81,600. We typically pay between $55,00 and $80,000, depending on experience and qualifications.


  • Medical, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program and wellness bank
  • Optional life and AD&D and long-term care insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • 2 weeks of vacation per year, increasing to 4 weeks after 4 years
  • 10 days of sick pay per year, unused sick pay accrues to extended illness bank
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Internet stipend for mostly remote employees
  • Transit subsidy
  • Complementary Seattle Times subscription
  • Parental leave up to 6 months

Please Note: As a union-represented position, you will be required to join a union and pay regular membership dues. 

Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 2.1 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.

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