JOB OPENING: @SeattleTimes seeks associate editorial page editor #UNITY12 #AAJA

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Seattle Times Associate Editorial Page Editor Job Opening

The Seattle Times Company is seeking a digital-savvy Associate Editorial Page Editor to boost the influence of the opinion pages and their engagement with the community.

As a member of the editorial board, the successful candidate will help craft the Seattle Times editorial page agenda and online strategy.

We are looking for someone with management experience to be a staff catalyst for new approaches for community dialogue. The candidate should have a demonstrated record for using social media in their journalism.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement an online strategy
  • Create strong, relevant Op-Ed packages
  • Oversee the production flow of the pages in print and online

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated facility for social media and online community engagement
  • Five years experience in journalism
  • Management experience and demonstrated staff leadership skills

Apply here online

http://careers.nwjobs.com/jobs/login

About The Seattle Times

At the Seattle Times Company, you’ll find work that matters!   We are a 115-year-old locally owned, private and independent news and information company. Founded in 1896 by Alden J. Blethen, The Seattle Times Company is a fourth- and fifth-generation family business. The Seattle Times is the largest daily newspaper in Washington state and the largest Sunday newspaper in the Northwest. Well respected for its comprehensive local coverage, The Times, winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes, is also recognized nationally and internationally for in-depth, quality reporting and award-winning photography and design. The Seattle Times Company owns affiliate newspapers in Washington state as well as a network of comprehensive online news, information and advertising websites.   

 We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer that enjoys the rich contributions of employees from a broad range of backgrounds. We offer a dynamic, drug-free work environment; work-life balance; and a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about us at http://www.seattletimescompany.com today! 

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Part-time job opening @seattletimes for temporary Web producer #UNITY12 #AAJA


We are hiring for a part-time temporary Web producer. Feel free to share with strong candidates. I can answer questions about the position at schan@seattletimes.com or 206-464-2958. 

Seattle Times Associate Producer Job Description

The Seattle Times has an opening for an Associate Producer to help manage the seattletimes.com homepage and other parts of the site.  This is a part-time temporary assignment anticipated to last 5 months.  The Associate Producer is charged with day-to-day production and reports to the editor for digital news.  in addition to homepage production, this position will be responsible for assembling story packages, including photos, graphics, interactives and multimedia in our content management system.

Minimum Requirements: A solid foundation in journalistic principles and ethics, good writing and editing skills, the ability to juggle and adapt to changing news needs, a willingness to keep up with the latest technical skills and techniques and the desire to work collaboratively with journalists across the newsroom.

Qualifications

Preferred Experience: Candidates should have prior experience at a news website.  Knowledge of AP style, understanding of SEO principles, strong writing ability particularly for headlines.  Basic knowledge of HTML, web-based CMS, blogging and other Web tools.  A journalism degree is preferred but equivalent experience will be considered.

Additional Information

The Seattle Times is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, recognized as one of the best in the country. At The Seattle Times, your work matters. We are a family-owned-and-operated company, dedicated to the community we serve. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The Times is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer. Learn more about our company at seattletimescompany.com.

Apply here http://www.smartrecruiters.com/seattletimescompany/595575-associate-producer

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Save the date! #UNITY12 Journalists Seattle Mixer, Mar. 13, 6p to 8p. #AAJA #NAHJ #NAJA #NLGJA

Update: We are holding this at Lucid Lounge!

UNITY Journalists Seattle Mixer

It’s been four years. Let’s connect! The UNITY 2012 convention is happening in Las Vegas, Aug. 1-4. Here is your chance to meet up with your fellow UNITY journalists who will be going! Please join us in welcoming the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association to the UNITY alliance! We now represent NLGJA, the Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Native American Journalists Association. We invite all journalists, including National Association of Black Journalists members, to join us for drinks.

Details:

Tuesday, March 13

6pm to 8pm

Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way Northeast, Seattle

Cash bar

RSVP to schan@seattletimes.com

The early-bird registration rate for UNITY 2012 convention ends on March 16! The early bird rate is $325 for members, $150 for student members, $500 for non-members and $250 for student non-members. After March 16, rates go up $75!

Register now at www.unityconvention.org.

Questions about the UNITY mixer? Contact Sharon Chan, UNITY vice president at schan@seattletimes.com or 206-464-2598.

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A handy #AAJA media guide to reporting on Jeremy Lin. (Thanks to @dannyoneil for co-writing)

What he said. RT @seoulbrother on profitable news

Tips, links from social media #IN-NW session w @moniguzman @markbriggs @westseattleblog

Thank you to everyone who came to our session on “The media on social media” at IN-NW, a social media conference organized by the Seattle Chamber. In a career first, I have now spoken at a conference that Sir Mix-A-Lot also presented at.

Here are the tips and links from my remarks:

Use Hootsuite or Tweetdeck to manage Twitter.

Facebook is a better place to start discussions and pose questions than for straight news alerts.

LinkedIn Groups are a great place to build up your reputation as an expert.

Use Timely.is to schedule tweets so you don’t have to manage it all the time.

Use IFTTT.com to automatically send you email or SMS alerts when someone tweets about you or starts to follow you.

For measuring engagement, use bit.ly and topsy.com.

Here are the stories I mentioned during our presentation:

A Twitter dialogue between Matt Hasselbeck and me about his Windows Phone became a blog post on The Seattle Times’ Microsoft Pri0 blog. Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeckgoes with a Windows Phone.

This story idea and content for this Seattle Times Today File post came from Twitter. Restaurant and hotel deals during viaduct closure.

A Microsoft Bing tsunami relief campaign on Twitter backfires. Bing gets flamed on Twitter over Japan earthquake campaign.

A Twitter chat on the chances of Steve Ballmer buying an NBA team turned into a Seattle Times Microsoft Pri0 blog post. Recap of Twitter chat on NBA, Seattle and Steve Ballmer.

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