Current Job Openings

Title: Newsroom Deputy Editor

Status: Part-time, 20 hours/week, potential for growth

Starting Pay: $32,500 at half-time + flexibility + vacation

Contact: Allison Augustyn (allison at

InvestigateWest, a nonprofit investigative newsroom in Seattle covering the Pacific Northwest, is looking for an organized, detail-oriented Deputy Editor for story development, newsroom management, and editing.

We produce 3-5 deep dive investigative/explanatory stories each month. You will work with our Executive Editor and a team of freelance reporters, photographers, and visual artists to produce in-depth story packages that both adhere to our award-winning reporting standards, and are forward-thinking in terms of design and execution in a digital newsroom. Coverage this year includes the Washington Legislature, the Washington foster care system and other deep dive investigative and explanatory stories that will arise over the course of 2021.

Successful candidates will have experience with journalistic writing and editing and story development for a digital newsroom, be interested in collaboration with other local media outlets, and have keen interest in the changing journalism landscape, with excitement for the opportunities ahead. We value innovation and will be responsive to and encouraging of your ideas. One of our primary intentions is to engage local communities to ensure we are meeting a range of information needs and providing the journalism in service of a more just and equitable world. You will work with our Senior Engagement Officer to ensure that we are fostering ties between reporters and community members, listening to the communities we serve, and creating plans to act on ideas from those communities.

We are a family-friendly organization, and people of all identities are encouraged to apply, especially women, Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color, and members of other underrepresented communities. Our board, Executive Director, and staff are committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, and expect all candidates to be committed to this work as well.

Because we are a local nonprofit newsroom, preference will be given to residents of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle in particular.


  • Work constructively with reporters to develop stories
  • Conceptual editing and Line-edit stories
  • Work closely with the Executive Editor
  • Assist the Executive Editor with scheduling of stories, management of reporters, and other logistics/operations matters
  • Work on stories as a reporter as time permits and circumstances dictate
  • Familiarity with: working with/mentoring interns, maintaining editorial calendars, working with CMS back end (we use, Trello, and Microsoft Suite, as well as Google docs)


InvestigateWest is a Seattle-based investigative journalism nonprofit reporting on the environment, public health, and government and corporate accountability. Our mission is to strengthen communities and engage residents in civic life by producing powerful, independent, changemaking investigative and explanatory journalism.

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our employees safe, the job will operate fully remote during COVID-19 (with flexibility for post-COVID distancing).

To apply, please submit your application through our Indeed listing.


InvestigateWest is always looking for volunteers to help with numerous tasks related both to the newsroom and our business operations. If you would like to talk about how you might get involved, email Robert McClure.