Last year we said goodbye to Zach Shaner, as he moved on from being STB’s paid writer to the next stage of his career. It was painful, but that spot turned into Lizz Giordano, who quickly became our go-to reporter on a variety of subjects. Now Lizz is moving on to a position at the Everett Herald, where she will deliver her brand of well-researched and technically curious writing to that audience. Our sadness at seeing Lizz leave is tempered by our excitement at her opportunity to work on a bigger stage.
If Snohomish County matters to you, subscribe to the Herald and support the creation of more high-quality journalism. But for us, this means we have an opening again.
We’re looking for a skilled writer with an interest in transit and land use issues and open to a part-time position. He or she would be responsible for a few pieces a week, although hours (and therefore output) are negotiable. Reporting skills are more important than domain expertise. However, knowledge of the local political terrain, transit operations, and land use issues are assets. Outside of the land use and transit beats, you’d be free to use the remainder of your time to pursue other writing opportunities.
- Pitch unique stories and follow up on leads
- Take assignments from designated officers
- Cover breaking news
- Establish and maintain relationships/sources
- Perform other duties as assigned
- At least 1 year of reporting, blogging or similar experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A schedule that allows occasional coverage of afternoon and evening events
- Ability to succeed with light supervision
- Knowledge of relevant local politics, transit, and land use issues a plus
Salary depends on experience, but we’re competitive with many other media outlets. If you’d like to give it a shot, send an email with a resume and three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 11th.