Editorial Associate Job in Seattle!

Editorial Associate Job Posting

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, a 501(c) 3 organization, is committed to connecting and building a vibrant Jewish community in Seattle, in Israel and around the world and we are seeking a full time Editorial Associate.


Summary: The Editorial Associate is responsible for producing newsletters and other content featuring stories about people, events, and Federation activities that are of broad interest to the Puget Sound Jewish community. The Editorial Associate will be the Jewish Federation’s first point of contact with SagaCity Media on editorial matters related to the Federation’s bimonthly Jewish lifestyle magazine.

The Editorial Associate reports to the Marketing & Communications Manager, and will work as needed with the Marketing & Communications Associate and with other department staff to gather information and coordinate content production.

The Editorial Associate position is full-time, which may include evening and weekend assignments.

Essential Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties and special projects may be assigned.

  • Federation Newsletter – The Editorial Associate will work with the Marketing & Communications Manager to plan content for a hard-copy newsletter to be produced four times per year. The Editorial Associate will be responsible for writing and editing articles, preparing the newsletter for final review, and working with the printer on production.
  • Community Calendar – Maintain the online calendar of community events sponsored by Jewish organizations in the Puget Sound region.
  • Events E-mail – Prepare and distribute a weekly e-mail to the community highlighting events of interest in the forthcoming week.
  • Website – Assist the Marketing and Communications Manager as assigned with managing the Federation website, including production and posting of content, proofreading, troubleshooting, and verifying and correcting links.
  • Magazine Liaison – Coordinate with SagaCity Media on editorial matters related to the Federation’s bimonthly Jewish lifestyle magazine, including planning content of upcoming editions, editing stories and reviewing advertising. Work with the Marketing & Communications Manager on planning, writing and editing content for the Federation’s four-page section in each edition of the magazine.
  • Weekly CEO Letter – Assist with writing and editing the President & CEO’s weekly letter to community leaders.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or other relevant discipline
  • 3-5 years of journalism, marketing and/or communications experience
  • Practical command of MS Office suite, website management, calendar and other communications tools

Required Attributes and Competencies

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work as a team player in a diverse working environment and to work with outside vendors
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong aptitude for problem-solving
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture, heritage and philanthropy desired


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus is required.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is a typical climate controlled office environment and the noise is usually moderate.

Travel may be required.


Email your resume, three work samples and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for this position to: Jobs@JewishInSeattle.org

No phone calls please.







Rick Steves’ Europe Spring Quarter 2015 Internship!

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring 2015 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling travel guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a three-month editorial internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves’ Europe work part-time from 10 to 19 hours per week on everything from data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern’s expertise, various writing and editing tasks are also assigned, such as writing for the media or basic editing of guidebook content. The intern will work with a supervisor and acquire skills needed to succeed in a communication-related career. While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience, and we require that our interns earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.)

We are seeking journalism/communication/English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. We are seeking one intern for Spring Quarter. The internship will run March 30-June 5, 2015.

Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, interpersonally rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, Washington, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, sell Eurail passes, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

If interested, send a résumé and writing samples (links to published samples preferred) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe, tomg@ricksteves.com.


Seattle PI.Internship Opportunity


As a part-time (15-18 hours a week) news intern at seattlepi.com, with a focus on content creation and social media outreach for The Pot Blog and The Big Science Blog, you will be exposed to and enveloped in the dynamic and trailblazing world of online journalism. You will be expected to work at our newsroom and have a chance to become a big fish in a small pond, working directly with our news producers on breaking news, long-term projects, analysis, photo galleries, historical research and editorial writing primarily for these two blogs. You may also be brought in on breaking news stories outside of these two content areas.

Your work will be considered – and usually used – for placement on the seattlepi.com home page, in addition to the home pages of these two blogs. Experience working with social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, is expected. Familiarity with HTML and WordPress is nice but not required. You must be able to receive college credit for an internship – recently graduated alumni cannot be considered.

Now accepting applications for Spring 2015.

How to apply

Please email a brief cover letter (can be in the email body), your résumé and at least three writing samples (as attachments or Web links) to news producer Jake Ellison at jakeellison@seattlepi.com with “News internship application” in the subject line. Applicants with no published writing samples will not be considered. Letters of reference are welcomed but not required.

Jake Ellison

News Producer


Editor – The Pot Blog

C – 206-375-9623

Desk – 206-448-8334


The Max Foundation Job Opportunity!

Job Opportunity

Posted: January 2015

Title: Communications Officer

Location: Seattle, Washington

Status: Full-time, exempt

Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience.  Full benefits package included.

Position summary:

 The Max Foundation announces an opening for a Communications Officer to further our mission to increase global access to treatment, care and support for people living with cancer.  Primary responsibilities will focus on communications related to community engagement, such as implementing fundraising and awareness campaigns; building content for digital audiences and publications; as well as driving organizational social media platforms.  In collaboration with the leadership team, the Communications Officer will help to create and carry out the digital strategy, ensuring it is technically advanced and in line with The Max Foundation’s messaging and brand.


Essential job functions:


  • Design, manage, and execute a digital marketing strategy, in collaboration with the leadership team, which is forward-thinking, global, integrated, and engaging.
  • Work with leadership team to ensure digital media and internal communications efforts are strategically advancing organizational mission.
  • Use best practices in the industry to maximize the production, monitoring, and reporting for social media platform.
  • Regularly update organizational website, often in collaboration with global team members.
  • Assist with internal communications on a project-by-project basis.
  • Maintain consistent organizational branding and design standards of published materials.
  • Serve as a dynamic and proactive team member with positive attitude, working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, marketing or related field, and at least 1-3 years of full-time experience as a communications professional, with a focus on brand, mission driven and strategic content.  A global perspective, with international work experience a plus.  Passion for advancing global health in line with The Max Foundation’s mission.  Previous experience working in the global health, scientific, or non-profit sectors strongly desired.  Strong background in maximizing social media platforms to further community engagement, marketing and campaigns.  Background in fundraising, development and advancement beneficial; advanced degrees welcomed.

 Excellent communicator; ability to translate concepts and ideas into compelling content.

  • Highly strategic orientation; experience developing and deploying brand strategies and messaging platforms for a global organization.
  • Highly collaborative; able to bring disparate players onto the same page.
  • Ability to work with many types of professionals—from physicians to advocates—and translate their priorities into strategic and effective communications.
  • Experience producing mission driven communications materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out social media awareness campaigns.
  • Experience working with content management systems.
  • Experience with communications platforms, such as email blasting programs.
  • Ability to work closely with IT Solutions team for media and web promotion.
  • Proven experience overseeing brand management and implementing marketing strategies.

 To Apply:

E-mail your resume and letter of interest: info@themaxfoundation.org.

The Max Foundation is dedicated to diversity in staff and is an equal opportunity employer.