Jobs at Seattle's Child
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.
Virtual Office Administrator
Are you one of those people who thrives off 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 occasional in-person meetings.
Send resume and cover letter to Publisher Ann Bergman email@example.com
Are you one of those parents who loves to research events going on around Greater Seattle of interest to families - always looking for off-the-beaten path fun? Looking for satisfying work that is truly family-friendly with you setting your own work schedule? This might be the job for you.
Seattle’s Child is hiring a Calendar Editor to be in charge of our online and magazine event calendar content. Primary responsibility is to collect and post content on our events calendar and to cull from our comprehensive online calendar the events calendar content for our monthly magazine.
Other responsibilities include posting calendar content on social media, providing event content for enewsletters, updating our app and writing short articles about family events to be posted on seattleschild.com.
The Seattle’s Child Calendar Editor must:
• Be a fast, accurate and succinct writer with a compelling, lively writing style.
• Have been previously published in a print and/or digital magazine or newspaper.
• Have a passion for upholding our reputation for publishing the most comprehensive family events calendar in the region.
• Be meticulous about accuracy by employing compulsive fact-checking
• Have a broad knowledge about things to do with kids in the Greater Seattle area and a passion for continually discovering more events of interest to families.
• Be tech-savvy - quick to pick up new software and offer suggestions on how to improve the user experience online
• Have exceptional social media skills required to do regular posts about things to do with kids
• Be a parent with children ages 10 or under and regularly go out to activities with your kids
• Live in the greater Seattle area.
• Enjoy working independently from your home, with highly flexible work schedule
• Embrace the opportunity to join the small but highly dedicated Seattle’s Child team and participate in the development of Seattle’s Child as an ever improving, source of support and information for families in our community.
Approximately 70 hours monthly - work virtually.
Send cover letter and resume to Publisher Ann Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Write for Seattle's Child!
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 email@example.com
WEBSITE: Julie Hanson@seattleschild.com
We pay by the word. Rates vary depending on the complexity of assignment and subject matter.
There are no sales positions available at this time.