Job: Crosscut Deputy Editor - Seattle (Deadline Jan. 18)

Crosscut.com, a new online newspaper for the Pacific Northwest based in Seattle, is looking for a half-time deputy editor to help us expand into new local subject areas and develop new tools. The person we hire will join a small staff of seasoned pros on a journey that started nine months ago and which we expect will lead to big things. No promises, but this job could be a stepping stone to full-time work. It offers ground-floor involvement in one of a handful of online-only local-news startups in the country.

This job involves a wide range of local news subjects and requires someone who is familiar with the Northwest's political and media landscape; is conversational in Seattle arts, restaurants, and clubs; knows Seattle-based companies; understands the suburbs; and has spent weekend time outside the metro area.

This is not a writing job, but there are potential opportunities to write for Crosscut.


Edit articles and blog posts for organization, clarity, style, and HTML form.
Write headlines for Crosscut articles and aggregated news links.
Find and process images for posting.
Scan Northwest news sources and blogs for articles appropriate for highlighting.
Manage freelance contributors during the editing process.
Work with the editor and associate publisher on new content development.
Spot new talent, brainstorm with the group, innovate.
Preferred Experience

Two years in journalism.
Familiarity with the Northwest, particularly Seattle.
Required Skills

Experience with and interest in many subjects, including news and politics, business and technology, arts and entertainment, and lifestyle areas such as food and travel.
Interest in and thorough understanding of new media.
Confidence in editing with a light touch.
Strong wordsmithing skills, particularly with headlines.
Photographic sensibility.
AP style, intermediate HTML, PhotoShop, Word.

Start date: Feb. 4.
Midday, Monday through Friday, four hours per day.
In the office and telecommute.
$24,000 (full-time equivalent = $48,000)
Health coverage
Computer not provided.
How to Apply

Applications must be e-mailed. Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure you are considered for the position:

Attach to an e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing samples, or links to writing samples, in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Include anything else that would help us evaluate you, but please send all material in either Word or PDF formats.
Make the subject of the e-mail "deputy editor."
Send the e-mail to jobs@crosscut.com. We will acknowledge receipt. No phone calls or other correspondence, please.
Application deadline: Jan. 18.

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