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

Advertising Account Executive

Seattle’s Child has been a leader in the parenting media industry since launching the first local parenting magazine in the country in 1979. Today, we’re emerging strong from a challenging time in the last two years and ready to grow new products and sales.

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to manage current clients as well as prospect, cold call, develop and close new business.

Print and digital media advertising sales experience is preferable, but non-profit fundraising and/or sales experience in other industries is also acceptable.

This is NOT a position suited for someone who prefers working in an office environment.  You’ll work remotely from your home in regular contact with our creative, highly capable team. We provide ongoing training and support, but the job requires a self-starter who thrives off working independently.

Responsibilities:

  •  Identifying revenue opportunities with existing clients/advertising agencies to grow current relationships.
  • Prospecting, cold calling and successfully selling to new accounts.
  • Reaching and sometimes exceeding mutually established sales goals
  • Managing each stage of the ad-buy  process, from initial conversation to hand-off to production department
  • Working with the publisher, sales manager, and production department to develop innovative, effective marketing solutions for existing and new clients using our magazine, annual guides, and digital products.
  • Participating in the conception and development of new products – print and digital – to serve our clients’  marketing needs in an ever-changing media environment

Critical Skills:

  • Highly organized, persistent, and goal-driven.
  • Must enjoy developing relationships with the marketing decision-makers in a variety of categories – small and large, businesses and nonprofits, established and start-up  – including but not limited to schools, health care providers, retail shops and products, and the travel industry.

Hours: Part-Time or Full-Time (depending on your preference)

Flexible work hours.

Pay: Base plus commission with bonuses

Interested in learning more?

Contact Associate Publisher

Jasmin Thankachen

jasmin@seattleschild.com

(917) 543-8106

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.