Jobs at Seattle's Child

The Company

Seattle's Child was the first local parenting magazine in the country when it started in 1979. A media company, we publish Seattle's Child monthly magazine, special annual guides, our website, enewsletters and an app. We are dedicated to supporting and informing parents, as well as telling and celebrating the unique stories of all families in our community.

 

ADMIN 

Virtual Office Administrator

Are you one of those people who thrives on taking charge and helping an organization grow? Do you prefer to be given a challenge and asked to solve it, rather than provided a step-by-step manual?  All employees work virtually at Seattle's Child and we need an "office" administrator to be the hub of the wheel. This position is ideal for the person who thrives off developing systems and processes to solve problems as well as managing multiple projects.  Tasks vary from sales support to distribution monitoring, writing the company newsletter,  responding to our customers' queries, building customer engagement and doing basic SEO work on our website. 

Past employment or volunteer experience (including managing a busy household) that demonstrate outstanding organizational and time-management skills, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision, is required. 

You must be living in the Seattle area to be considered for the position.  

Half-Time Position - may grow to 3/4 time.  Work virtually with weekly in-person meetings.

 

Send resume and cover letter to Publisher Ann Bergman abergman@seattleschild.com

 

EDITORIAL

Freelance Writers

 

Calling all Greater Seattle writers! Seattle's Child magazine has thrived on the fascinating, funny, heartwarming, and extraordinary stories of local parents and writers (and parent-writer hybrids) for over 40 years. We rely on writers with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to connect authentically with the broad readership we serve. Covering things-to-do, food-to-eat, education, local businesses, social justice, evidence (and anecdote)-based parenting advice, and everything else under the clouds that is important to families in Seattle, we're always on the hunt for the next great story. Have a newsworthy idea? We want to hear all about it! Here's how to pitch us: 

 

1) Familiarize yourself with our archives. What have we covered recently? What section would you like to write for? What can you say that hasn't been said before? 

 

2) Write a concise e-mail (three paragraphs, or so) telling us what you already know about the story you have in mind, what you don’t know yet, and who you want to talk to to find out. We want to know, most of all, why you’re interested in the topic. Let us know why you're the best person to write this story. 

 

3) Include a few links to your previously published work. No published clips yet? No problem. Send us a short sample of your writing that gives us a sense of your style and interests. 

 

4) We're always on the lookout for compelling human-interest stories, personal essays, investigative pieces, and new things-to-do with kids in the city. 

 

5) If you don't hear back from us within one week, follow-up! Editor-parent hybrids are busy, but we strive to respond in a timely fashion. 

 

MAGAZINE: Sydney Parker at sparker@seattleschild.com

WEBSITE: Julie Hanson@seattleschild.com

 

We pay by the word. Rates vary depending on the complexity of assignment and subject matter. 

 

SALES

There are no sales positions available at this time.

 

 

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