Teach PR Writing at Seattle U

Teach PR Writing at Seattle U

Do you love writing? Are you an AP Style guru?
The Communication Department at Seattle University is looking for an Instructor to teach Strategic Communication Writing (CMME-3300) as an adjunct faculty member, at least one class per quarter for the 2018-2019 school year and possibly beyond.

Our ideal candidate has a professional background in PR, Advertising, Journalism, or a related field. The candidate should also demonstrate expertise in creating high-quality content in the form of website landing pages, social media writing, press releases, speeches, PowerPoint presentations, and copywriting. Copy editing experience and proficiency in AP Style are preferred. A Master’s Degree in a related field is required. Experience teaching is preferred, but we’re open to new teachers.

The class, with enrollment of about 20 students per quarter, is required for Communication and Media majors in our Strategic Communications specialization and an elective for others in the major.
The salary range is $4,000-$5,000 per quarter. If you’re interested in the position, please send a cover letter and resume ASAP to the Communication Department Chair, Dr. Chris Paul, at paulc@seattleu.edu. We will review applications on a rolling basis starting on 1 April.


Digital Communications Specialist

Digital Communications Specialist

The League of Education Voters is a non-partisan Washington-based organization working to improve public education from early learning through higher education. We shape the debate, build powerful coalitions, and grow the grassroots to achieve meaningful reform and ample resources for education.

We are looking for a multi-talented individual with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, campaign-style work environment. The Digital Communications Specialist will help develop and execute the organization’s statewide communications plan to improve outcomes for Washington students with a focus on increasing supporter engagement.

This full-time position reports to the Communications Director. Specific responsibilities will include:

Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate a communications calendar, including messaging, audiences, timing, and vehicles

Create and test compelling written content for websites, blogs, emails, e-newsletters, and social media sites to support outreach, advocacy, engagement and fundraising

Establish metrics, perform analysis, and make recommendations regarding LEV’s digital communications, websites and social media messages

Manage LEV’s presence on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and explore possible expansion on other social sites

Work with partner organizations to manage coalition social media communications and websites, including serving as website editor for LEV and partners

Capture stories and post social media updates at all LEV events

Create, edit and publish video for social media platforms

Ensure that all collateral (print and digital) supports LEV’s strategic messages

• Manage relationships with vendors, including graphic designers, web developers, and video producers

• Maintain and optimize supporter databases to ensure proper workflows, reporting and standard processes

The ideal candidate will have:

The desire to improve public education for every Washington student and use digital communications and social media to raise awareness, build political will, and motivate audiences to take action

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, plus 3-4 years of direct experience in digital strategy, advertising, communications, marketing, or public relations with specific expertise in non-profit advocacy, and/or fundraising

Demonstrated ability to work on at both the strategic (developing digital, social and event marketing plans and campaigns) and tactical (crafting copy, running communications campaigns, planning events, and driving digital work) level

Creative and analytical writing abilities, with the ability to craft targeted communications to diverse audiences and an eye for making politics and legislative affairs accessible and compelling

Experience managing organizational or branded accounts on Twitter, Facebook and /or other social media platforms

Digital, web and social media analytics expertise and ability to effectively evaluate campaign success and KPIs

Knowledge of web usability best practices, website navigation design and flow, content classification, SEO strategy, and Salsa email platform and audience segmentation

Proficiency with HTML, CSS, CMS (such as WordPress), Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with CRMs and Adobe Design Suite and/or other graphic design software

Experience working alongside communities of color

Innovative and data-driven with a sense of humor and a good imagination

A reliable vehicle and the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

To apply:

Send cover letter and résumé via email or mail to:

Nancy Hopkins

League of Education Voters

2734 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

Email: nancy@educationvoters.org

LEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Intern-Communications Assistant department City of Burien

City of Burien, Washington


Job Announcement


Title: Management Intern – Communications Assistant                                Dept.:  City Manager’s Department

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                                                           Reports to: Communications Officer

Salary: $14.00 – 17.01 per hour, DOQ                                                     Closing date:  Position closes 3/3/17. 

Position closes March 3, 2017.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples with the online application.

Nature of Work

The Management Intern – Communications Assistant will work alongside the Communications Officer and assist with all aspects of the City’s communications and marketing efforts.  Specific projects could include: multimedia projects to tell Burien’s story and increase its connections with residents and the broader region, rolling out the City’s new brand, media relations, a comprehensive redesign of the City website, and advise on social media content and strategy.  In addition, the Communications Assistant will assist in the production and development of Burien Magazine.  This position will play a key role in supporting all City-wide communication efforts.

Position Details

This is a part-time position requiring 18 hours per week. The work schedule will be determined by mutual agreement. Preferred start date is April 1, 2017.

Essential Functions

  • Supports and models the identified vision, values and behaviors of the organization.
  • Develops multimedia content for use online, in social media, on local access cable channel, and in print publications and marketing materials.
  • Works with the Communications Officer to build and maintain an informative and inclusive online presence.
  • Assists the Communications Officer in developing messaging on emerging issues.
  • Assists in website redesign process and implementation.
  • Assists in tracking and organizing media stories as well as developing media pitches.
  • Engages youth populations in coordination with partnering agencies as appropriate.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions

  • Recommends ideas to engage diverse communities.
  • Assists in managing social media accounts.

Job Scope

The position involves frequent new and varied work situations with a moderate level of complexity. The Management Intern – Communications Assistant operates from broad directions and instructions with moderate supervision.

Interpersonal Contacts

Internally, contacts are usually with department staff and the supervisor.  Externally, the Management Intern – Communications Assistant will have frequent contact with the public through face-to-face meetings, by phone and via e-mail.

Specific Job Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Writing for different audiences.
  • Proofreading methods.
  • Research methods.
  • Social media platforms.
  • Characteristics, needs, and interests of diverse and/or disabled populations is a plus.

Ability to:

  • Operate a computer and various office software applications, including website administration, content management systems, and social media. Knowledge of HTML not required.
  • Manage and produce multimedia projects from start to finish a plus.
  • Write comprehensible and compelling material.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with the general public.
  • Pay close attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Exercise discretion in confidential matters.
  • Exercise individual initiative.

Mental Activities

Position requires ability to continuously read, speak, write and understand English and strong interpersonal skills; occasional decision-making, independent judgement and/or action, teamwork, creativity, public presentations, as well as the ability to perform basic math.

Physical Activities

Position requires frequent speaking and listening; occasional standing, walking, and sitting; and rare bending and stooping.  Incumbent must be able to push, pull, lift and carry 15 lbs.

Education and Experience

Associate degree OR a combination of education, training and experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the duties of the position.  Experience in event planning, public relations, or marketing is preferred.  Experience in graphic design a plus.

Special Requirements

  • Successful completion of pre-employment background check.
  • Competence with design programs such as the Adobe Suite and others.
  • Spanish or Vietnamese fluency strongly preferred.

Job Conditions

Computer-related work is performed in the office with a moderate noise level.  Some travel to and attendance at outside meetings may be required.  Work may occur indoors and outdoors.


  • The City of Burien believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.  This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The City of Burien is an Equal Opportunity Employer and assures equal employment practices regardless of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, State or Federal law. 
  • Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed before employment commences as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of education and related experience.  Highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in interviews.  Candidates may be asked to respond to supplemental questions in writing and to supply illustrative examples of work.  A test may also be administered to assess relevant skills.  Additional references may be requested of finalists.
  • If you need special accommodation in the application or examination process, please contact Human Resources at (206) 248-5504.
  • The City of Burien has a no smoking policy in all City facilities and all City vehicles.



Social Media Campaign Strategy Intern – Paid

Social Media Campaign Strategy Intern – Paid

Are you obsessed with finding and sharing stories online?  Do your friends look to you on Facebook and Twitter for the latest trends, ideas, and online memes?  Package It is based in Seattle, WA and is one of the premier industrial packaging companies in the northwest.  With over 15 million dollars in annual sales, we currently service a wide variety of customers and are looking to grow our foothold within a competitive market.

Package It has a fast-paced work environment and we seek talented employees who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle and assist in big projects.  As an intern, you will get to work with a variety of our staff, while working on real projects that will help us grow.

Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who is obsessed with social media and is creative and thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships.

What You Will Learn:

  1. How to create a long term social media plan and marketing calendar.
  2. Relationship building with our online community by developing and maintaining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media accounts.
  3. How to create compelling content that will be shared by influencers and with our customers.
  4. Creative feedback and viral loops between our Facebook Page, twitter, and blog accounts.
  5. Assist our Operations Manager and Inside Sales Coordinator in building and presenting social media strategy.
  6. New and existing customer outreach strategies.
  7. Plenty of additional opportunities in related projects that will grow business acumen.

What We Require:

  1. Background in communication, marketing, media relations or other related discipline.
  2. Strong communication skills.
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office.
  4. Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  5. Creative and Flexible.
  6. Familiarity with social networking and relative sites/tools.
  7. Familiarity with WordPress a plus.


Timeline TBD. 5 hours per week minimum. Pay DOE.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to John Strait @ john.s@packageit.com





Department Manager/Marketing Specialist

We are looking to fill the new role of Department Manager/Marketing Specialist for the Ocean Department at Expeditors’ corporate headquarters in downtown Seattle.  Our department is the control tower for all ocean shipping activities throughout our worldwide network of 180+ offices located on all continents (except Antarctica, but we do ship freight there).  We have a need for someone who can help organize and manage the day-to-day office environment for about 20 people, including two very busy senior executives, and actively own, develop and manage the marketing and presentation materials we use for internal and external purposes.  I would predict this job would be 40% office manager, 60% mar-com specialist.  In time it could expand and the mar-com part could become a full-time role, especially for the right person.

 Here is a link to information from our website about working here: http://www.expeditors.com/careers/working-at-expeditors.asp

We offer competitive pay, good health benefits, fully paid bus pass and a professional work environment located in downtown Seattle.

People who are interested can email me their resume or contact me with questions about the role.

John Ward  john.ward@expeditors.com

Manager, Systems Development

Global Ocean Services

Direct     206-393-5863

Main       206-674-3400

Email      john.ward@expeditors.com




Global Headquarters, Seattle

1015 3rd Avenue, 12th Floor

Seattle, WA 98104


Staff Reporter/Photographer

Staff Reporter/Photographer

Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice.


The Staff Reporter/Photographer is a part-time, 24 hours per week, non-exempt position reporting to the Editor of Real Change, a progressive, community newspaper with a weekly circulation of 12,000-16,000. The Real Change newsroom is a community funded, independent media voice that educates and agitates around social issues, especially those related to race and class. This position helps to ensure continuous high-quality community journalism in the newspaper through article writing and photography.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

1.    Reporting (40%)

  • Work with the editor to identify stories and plan coverage
  • Gather news using contacts, sources, personal interviews, wire services, news briefings and/or press releases
  • Compile data and write stories and briefs
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with individuals, community organizations, publishers and other media

2.    Writing (25%)

  • Produce one news/feature article of at least 700 words and one brief (4-500 words) on a weekly basis. The editor will make exceptions to allow work on longer pieces or as needed
  • Editing, copy editing, fact-checking and/or production duties, as needed


3.    Photography (25%)

  • Work with art director to identify which articles need images
  • Take photos to supplement news stories and/or photograph other reporter’s stories as assigned by art director
  • Assist art director in obtaining provided photographs through contacts, sources, personal interviews, wire services, news briefings and/or press releases

4.   General Office Duties (10%)

  • Archive all story research and articles
  • Attend weekly editorial staff meetings and quarterly staff trainings
  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a working journalist and/or photojournalist
  • Passionate commitment to social and economic justice and Real Change’s mission
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Photography skills a must
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong inquisitive and critical thinking skills
  • Solid knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to work productively in a dynamic environment


Compensation: Hourly Wage $15-17 DOE. Benefit package includes paid vacation and sick time, subsidized ORCA pass, and an annual professional development budget.


To apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@realchangenews.org. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 14th, 2015. Please write “Reporter” in the subject line. People of color and those with direct experience with poverty and/or homelessness are encouraged to apply. NO PHONE CALLS.



UFCW 21 Communications Representative

We are seeking a motivated, skilled and enthusiastic person to join our team at UFCW 21. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work in UFCW 21’s Communications Department.

Building a Movement for the 21st Century – UFCW 21 is the largest private sector union in Washington State with over 45,000 members working in grocery stores and retail, health care and other industry jobs.  UFCW 21 is led by our President and Secretary-Treasurer and large Executive Board comprised from our membership which is among the youngest and most diverse in the labor movement.  We are committed to building a powerful union that fights for economic, political and social justice in our workplaces and communities. Visit  www.ufcw21.org for more information about our union. 

Successful candidates should meet the below job requirements:


Design and Production: Ability to use Adobe’s InDesign software to create documents for publication working from concept to finished product. Willingness to use in-house production equipment.


Copy Writing and Editing: Strong copy writing and editing skills to effectively create original materials to be printed and emailed, and published on the web/social media. Also provide editing support for other staff.


Mail, email and web publishing: Ability to use (or learn to use) in-house mailing machinery, email publishing formats, and web-based editors to send and publish communications content. Must be able to use database to execute these mailings.


Video: Skills (or ability and desire to learn) to produce in-house video.


Team Leader: UFCW 21 is a strong team style work-place. Each person has a job to do and we all work together as a team to accomplish our overall mission. The Communications Representative would work closely with others throughout the organization as well as the Communications Department team. This position will require applicant to be able to work independently, in a team, and as a leader depending on the specific task.


World View: Our view is that we can change the world for the better. We are not naïve about the challenges in creating that change, yet we know it can be done. We seek a candidate who also has this perspective and has a background in unions or other progressive organizations that demonstrate that commitment.


Salary/Benefits: Salary DOE; includes generous health care and other benefits. This position is a union job represented by OPEIU Local 8.  


Email resume & letter of interest to: jobs@ufcw21.org


Deadline: Open until filled; interviews will begin as early as August 1, 2015.


UFCW 21 is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and advancing personnel with a particular emphasis on the advancement of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and others from traditionally under-represented populations. Further, we are committed to working with allied organizations which do the same.