Special Project Editor (On-Call)

September 24, 2021


This role is expected to help plan and execute an expansive multimedia project that will explore the past and present of Black art in the Seattle area. This role is essential to Crosscut’s stated aim to foster a culture of collaboration and innovation in pursuit of reaching a broad and diverse audience, and creating a bright future for public media in our increasingly digital world.


Hourly Rate: $30.00

Hours per week: Up to 18

Seattle, Temporarily remote in WA State


The Special Project Editor will collaborate with other editors and staff journalists to produce a multimedia package that will feature writing, photography and video showcasing Black artists in Seattle, past and present. They will be responsible for bringing a heightened level of knowledge and expertise to the project, as well as project management and editing skills. This is an on-call position that will require no more than 18 hours each week and will run until, at least, March 2022.


  1. Assist the Arts & Culture Editor in developing the overall approach to the project, scheduled for release in Winter/Spring 2022. 
  2. Work with various staff members and independent contractors to produce various assets, including written profiles, photographs and a series of video shorts. 
  3. Edit all text associated with the project.  
  4. Plan and closely interface with internal Audience Engagement team to amplify and engage with Crosscut’s growing digital audiences ahead of project release.
  5. Provide web development team with input on the specialty landing page that will host the project.
  6. Identify potential contributing journalists who could work as independent contractors and assist in onboarding new contributors. 
  7. Ensure that all reporting meets journalistic and organizational standards for fairness, thoroughness and quality.
  8. Manage the project budget, including cost for talent and materials. 
  9. Represent Crosscut and Cascade Public Media at community and partner events, industry gatherings and in other formal settings.
  10. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in broadcasting, journalism, communications, new media, business, or a related field or equivalent experience required.
  2. At least two years of experience as a writer or editor in a deadline-oriented environment; arts and culture-related preferred.
  3. Experience in developing and managing projects and multiple priorities. 
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills for building and fostering key internal and external relationships, as well as the ability to mentor less experienced employees.
  6. Enthusiasm for the role of public media in a changing journalism environment. 
  7. Deep understanding of journalism ethics and practices, with nonprofit or public media experience preferred.


  1. Ability to work a varied schedule, including evening, weekends and some holidays required.
  2. Ability to regularly type on a keyboard.
  3. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods,

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background.

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