Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

We’re hiring! Join our team!

Graphic Designer

Seattle’s Child is looking for a part-time freelance graphic designer! Come join our talented team and bring advertisements to life!

Responsibilities include: designing and editing ads for clients for our print magazine and digital platform, communicating with the advertiser about their vision and message, and executing designs in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.

Candidates must have print and digital experience creating ads for print publications and the web using desktop publishing software. An understanding of various processes and demonstrated design experience using Adobe products, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop preferred. Experience designing web ads is also required.

Candidate must be a team-player, have good communication and organization skills. Must be good at planning, keeping files, and trouble-shooting.

To apply please send your portfolio and resume to: advertise@seattleschild.com

Calendar Editor

Do you love discovering new places to go and things to see with the kids? Seattle’s Child is hiring a website and app calendar editor. Our ideal candidate will:

• Be a fast, accurate and succinct writer with a compelling, lively writing style.

• Have been previously published in a blog, website 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 using 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 and ready to  offer suggestions for how to improve the user calendar experience online

• Have social media skills required to do regular posts about things to do with kids

• Live in the greater Seattle area.

• Enjoy working independently from your home, with a 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 an ever-improving, source of support and information for families in our community.

Approximately 80 hours monthly – work virtually.

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