Current Job Openings

Title: Executive Editor
Status: Full-Time
Starting Pay: $75,000-80,000/year starting + health insurance + flexibility + vacation
Contact: Please send all inquiries to jobs [at]

Note: We are based in Seattle. We are currently remote, but likely to resume part-time in person this summer. We are open to permanent remote work with the right candidate.

InvestigateWest, an award-winning, Seattle-based nonprofit investigative newsroom covering the Pacific Northwest, is ready to hire a sharp, savvy, detail-oriented Executive Editor to lead story development, management and editing, with an active role in and commitment to community engagement. Come join our innovative team and help shape the future of journalism.

We produce deep dive investigative/explanatory stories monthly. Our current series include reporting on how to take carbon out of Cascadia (WA, OR, British Columbia); statehouse reporting that improves the gaps in rural coverage; foster care coverage and the child care crisis, including the impact on education, women’s health and economy. There will be room to grow and expand coverage. Partners in content and distribution in 2020-2021 include The Atlantic, Salon, the Associated Press, Crosscut, Grist, The Tyee, The Center for Public Integrity and others.

You will work closely with our executive director, community engagement director, and a team of freelance reporters, photographers and data/visual artists to produce in-depth story strategy and packages that adhere to our award-winning standards, and are forward-thinking in terms of design, execution, and community engagement in a digital newsroom.

Successful candidates will have experience with journalism strategy, editing and story development, value collaboration with other local media groups, 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. Our intention is to engage local communities to ensure we are identifying and meeting information needs and providing investigative journalism as a service to our readers.

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 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.


  • Work constructively with journalists (reporters, photo, dataviz) to develop stories, edit packages, and meet production deadlines
  • Basic office management, such as timely payments, manage a financial budget and story schedule
  • Lead our collaborative partnership team around the year-long story series Decarbonizing Cascadia
  • Maintain organized editorial calendar/s and efficiently manage workflow processes in collaboration with web producers, digital and community engagement team and others
  • Participate in monthly trainings with partners, including our climate collaborative, Solutions Journalism Network, and Reframe: Resolve Philly
  • Not an exhaustive list, and you will have a chance to make the role your own


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 work from home).

To apply, please fill out the form below: 


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