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The Seattle Times seeks an innovative, experienced Assistant Sports Editor to manage reporters and oversee coverage on multiple platforms in one of America’s most vibrant sports cities and regions. This person must be a team player able to articulate a clear, creative vision for sports coverage. At least five years of daily newspaper or digital experience is needed. Must have good overall sports knowledge, with management experience in sports preferred. Must be a well-organized leader and a creative thinker who helps the Pacific Northwest’s largest newspaper set the agenda for regional sports coverage. Must be able to lead a team of reporters to come up with a coverage plan that includes multi-platform coverage, outside-the-box enterprise, profiles and trend stories while also integrating digital, photo/video and graphics.

Employees of The Seattle Times take pride in being a part of a locally owned business that has a direct impact on our community. We offer a rewarding, high performance workplace that lives and breathes deeply held values of quality independent journalism.

Our privately held, family-owned company offers its employees outstanding benefits, including medical and dental plans, a 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions, dependent care reimbursement, subsidized transportation options, generous vacation plans, and an engaging wellness program.

Apply online at

Please submit the following materials via our online application:
• Cover letter (uploaded to your application as an attachment)
• Resume (uploaded to your application as an attachment)
• Names of three references familiar with your work (with at least one reference being a former manager or supervisor)
• Five samples of your relevant work, such as projects, sections or special sections you coordinated, enterprise stories you wrote or edited, etc., preferably attached as a Word or PDF file. You are welcome to use URLs to link to your clips, provided the content is not behind a paywall. To do so, collect the URLs in a single Word document and upload it when prompted.

Email Sports Editor Paul Barrett at with questions. If you have problems uploading, contact