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Seattle, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1896
Company - Private
Publishing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Employees of The Seattle Times take pride in being a part of a locally owned business that has a direct impact on our community. We offer a rewarding, high‑performance workplace that lives and breathes deeply held values of quality independent ... Read more

Mission: The Seattle Times serves the Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a difference. We're a news media company dedicated to the highest standards of journalism. We cut through the clutter and provide readers with news and information that is ... Read more

Seattle Times Reviews

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Seattle Times Publisher and CEO Frank A. Blethen
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    I worked at Seattle Times full-time

    Pros

    The Times' local ownership is deeply committed to the mission of providing outstanding journalism. As an employee, I always felt valued and a part of something that mattered. There was a great work/life balance, fair compensation and lots of opportunity for growth. The company is filled with really smart and kind-hearted people. Many work at The Times for decades or leave only to return later. That says a lot.

    Cons

    If you choose to work at The Times, be ready for lots of changes. The newspaper industry is a tough one and only those who have the right skill sets, aptitude for change and willingness to consistently contribute at a high level will succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Proudly and consistently remind the community of the relevance of high-qualify, timely and accurate journalism.

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Seattle Times Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Seattle Times (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Pretty generic. There were lots of hypothetical scenarios that were in the form of questions. I interviewed with one manager who gave me one of the most ridiculous scenarios. She didn't like the answer I gave but kept on poking until she got the answer she wanted.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a frustrated customer?   1 Answer
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Seattle Times Awards & Accolades

  • Pulizer Prize - Breaking News Reporting, Pulitzer, 2014
  • Pulizer Prize - Investigative Reporting, Pulitzer, 2012
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