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Seattle PI Reporter-Producer

The SeattlePI is Seattle’s longest-running business, now in its 156th year serving the region. As we always have, we aim to cover the news that impacts Seattleites and the many communities across the Pacific Northwest. Since going all-digital in 2009, we’ve found new and exciting ways to tell those stories and we’re looking for a new reporter/producer to join the team and help us continue that work.
The P-I seeks an energetic, self-driven reporter to cover a variety of issues in the city and region as part of our small, hardworking newsroom. A strong candidate would have experience covering a variety of beats, including breaking news, and a passion for finding fresh angles on stories already being told by other outlets. You should be well-versed in the use of social media not only for promoting your work, but also for finding sources or ideas for other stories. Most importantly, we are a digital news organization, so you should be ready to operate in that environment: You must turn stories quickly, pivot from one thing to the next on short notice, and use a broad array of skills to produce top quality stories. The work is eclectic, diverse, fun, and engaging, just like your writing.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Pitch, write, and publish multiple stories a day and fully produce them with SEO best practices, web and SEO headlines, engaging social media promotion, embedded interactives, and visual media
• Create photo galleries and videos for SeattlePI.com
• Monitor trending topics through social media and other platforms to inform editorial decisions
• Proactively self-assign stories that are on the verge of going viral
• Package items from third-party content sources and maximize engagement using related links, photo galleries and videos
• Bring fresh ideas to daily content creation and social media promotion
Desired Skills and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience
• 2+ years’ experience as a digital content producer
• Innate sense of what clicks and what will be trending later in the day
• Fresh, brilliant writing style with a comfort doing first-person pieces, writing about experience, and covering pop culture, travel, food, entertainment and much more
• Strong knowledge of the Pacific Northwest
• Team player who works collaboratively
• Ability to work a schedule that includes weekends and/or nights as needed.
• Photo and Video editing experience
• Background in buzzy news
Bonus points if you have skills in data analysis, enterprise storytelling and use of analytics software.

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