Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

We’re Hiring 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, e-newsletters, and a Fun Finder app. We are dedicated to supporting and informing parents, as well as telling and celebrating the unique stories of all families in our community.

Things to Do Editor

Seattle’s Child is looking for a Things to Do editor. The position is part time and highly adaptive to a parent’s scheduling needs. You will be responsible for our weekly Romp Things to Do newsletter, writing articles, posting content in the Things to Do section on our website, and updating our Fun Finder app.

We’re looking for a parent/writer who loves to find all the fun things to do in the greater Seattle area and especially likes to discover new, free or cheap opportunities for fun. The applicant needs to be a fast and capable writer, meticulously accurate, a creative thinker, and comfortable assigning stories to other writers. Preferably the applicant has experience working on a website and/or blog.

Position starts ASAP at 40 hours monthly — may grow to 60 hours monthly by May 2021.

If interested, contact our publisher, Ann Bergman, at abergman@seattleschild.com.

Advertising Sales & Marketing Support

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 continue to enjoy exceptional year-over-year growth in both digital and print sales.

We’re looking for a highly organized, self-starter to provide support for our sales team, including lead generation and account management.

In addition, this person would help develop and carry out our marketing plan for 2020.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in sales and marketing to gain exceptional experience while having a significant impact on the growth of our little company.

Position is 60 – 80 hours per month with flexible hours and a virtual office.

Qualifications: Business degree in marketing and/or sales is preferable but not required.

If interested contact Jasmin Thankachen at 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!

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

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:

Jillian O’Connor, jill@seattleschild.com

Website:

Julie Hanson, jhanson@seattleschild.com