Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

Since we published our first magazine in April 1979 – the first local parenting magazine in the country – Seattle’s Child has been a trusted source of information and support for parents and others who care about the well-being of the children in our community.  Today we continue to engage our readers through print, web, mobile, social media, and other platforms.

Current Job Openings

Magazine Managing Editor

Job Description:

The Managing Editor (ME) works with the Art Director and is at the helm of the magazine. The ME leads the publication through the article assignment and editing processes in addition to working with our art director to plan the art needed to accompany the editorial –  photos and/or illustrations. The person taking on this role must be connected to the Seattle parenting community and interested in finding and exploring important topics that affect families.  The editor will play a lead role in representing Seattle’s Child in the community and forming partnerships with key organizations in the Seattle area.

Skills:  Managing Editor must be highly-organized, deadline-oriented, enjoy finding and cultivating new writers, and love the creative process of magazine editing from concept to clean copy hand-off to production.

Requirements: Print editing and writing experience required. Prior experience as an editor for a magazine is highly desirable. Love of the magazine format is essential.

Frequency: Seattle’s Child is a bi-monthly magazine, producing 6 issues a year. Managing editor hours are typically between 60 and 70 hours per issue with an additional 15 hours monthly cultivating new writers and developing content ideas.

Work is remote and hours flexible.

Salary: DOE

Please send your resume and writing portfolio to jasmin@seattleschild.com.

 

Magazine Art Director

Job Description:

The Art Director is responsible for content layout and the overall design quality and integrity of Seattle’s Child’s bi-monthly magazine. This person conceptualizes and produces compelling covers and feature designs, while working closely with the managing editor and photographer/illustrators to coordinate photo shoots, sometimes directing complex studio shoots. The AD uploads magazine content to the website,  creates the digital version using Issu and prepares the Preview email in MailChimp.

Proficiency with: Adobe Suite: In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Issu, MailChimp, DropBox, and shared drives (Google)

Skills: Previous magazine/editorial production experience (graphic design, art concept, photo/illustrator assignment, layout, pages upload) to the printer). Good people skills and ability to work in a small team environment. Manages time wisely and meet deadlines.

Frequency: Bi-monthly magazine, 6 issues per year, 32 – 48 pages.On a bi-monthly cycle,  every other month the job requires 80-90 hours over a 4-week period, from concept through production of the final product.

Work is remote, hours flexible, ability to work with our West Coast-PST time zone

Please send resume and portfolio to jasmin@seattleschild.com

Freelance Writers

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.

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

If interested contact us at editor@seattleschild.com.