Opportunities at Crosscut Public Media

About Crosscut

Crosscut is a seven-year-old digital news service, which covers the Seattle Metro Area and Greater Northwest. We are also a nonprofit, which means we are a news organization with a mission. That mission is to help make our region a model for sane, sustainable 21st Century living. We use the word “sustainable” in its broadest possible sense. Not just cleaning up Puget Sound or moving more people onto public transit, though both would be nice. We’re talking about how do we lure affluent kids back to public schools; infuse our civic life with the kind of smart, innovative technology and design we see happening all around us in Puget Sound; bring grace and gravity back to our civic discourse; embrace the region’s growing diversity; support the arts; end homelessness; reinvent journalism.The kind of grand transformation we imagine demands originality and chutzpah from bold leaders. Crosscut spotlights the people, policies, initiatives and ideas that are moving us towards that sane, sustainable ideal. We are neither partisan nor patient. We don’t presume to have the answers. We don’t care where transformative ideas come from. We just want to put the very best ones in play. We are the go-to place for news, ideas and thoughtful analysis – and a very restless agent of change. .

All postings current as of May, 2014


Office Manager, part time

Crosscut is looking for a part-time Office Manager to handle reception duties, run day-to-day operations,provide technical support for our membership program and play really nice with a small staff and large stable of freelance writers. This person will be the voice of Crosscut to all callers and a welcoming committee of one to all office visitors, so she or he should be personable, patient, gracious, helpful, informed, responsible, articulate and fun. We like fun.

Responsibilities include a wide range of administrative technical tasks, including managing the member database and assisting with membership projects, from events to annual membership drives. Applicants must be proficient in Salesforce andthe Microsoft Office Suite, familiar with Mail Chimp (or comparable system), wicked organized and able to work independently, collaboratively and fast. Flexibility is a virtue. And, since we’re a small staff, nice is nice.

Our office is in the heart of historic Pioneer Square –hip, happening Mecca for software startups and really great coffee, with easy access to your public transit of choice (buses, light rail, ferries, you name it). This is your chance to work in a cool waterfront neighborhood for an innovative, team-oriented, digital media pioneer.

If you’re interested – and really, who wouldn’t be? – email a cover letter and resume to editor@crosscut.com. Subject: OFFICE MANAGER. No calls, please.

Duties (Office Manager):

  • Phones and reception desk
  • Office supplies/equipment
  • Paperwork (contracts, W9 forms, checks, expenses, etc.) for staff, freelance writers, interns
  • Renewals of insurance policies, licenses, subscriptions, registrations, etc.
  • Mail
  • Liaison with building management

Duties (Membership):

  • Manage member database, including data entry and reports
  • Assist with member campaigns (mailings, progress reports, thank yous and donor acknowledgments)
  • Assist with member events (supplies, set up, break down, etc.)
  • Follow up on donor queries (donations, technical problems, etc.)
  • Manage PayPal account

Required skills:

  • Salesforce wizard
  • Excellent tech skills and database savvy
  • Microsoft Office Suite Expert
  • Ridiculously organized
  • Able to work independently
  • Innovative and creative
  • Sense of humor

Preferred skills:

  • Marketing
  • Writing
  • Event planning and execution
  • Mail Chimp (or comparable system)
  • Bookkeeping


We are a start-up non-profit with a great team, flexible workplace, and significant contacts in the community. We’d like to add some interns to contribute to Crosscut’s growing success.

Marketing and Development Internship

We are currently accepting applications for the summer starting in June and ending in October. Application deadline is June 9, 2014.

Crosscut seeks an intern to work with the Development Director on member recruitment, social media and marketing strategy, and summer outreach events. During your internship, you will help maintain and develop our donor database, take part in the planning and execution of multiple events, and assist the Development Director as needed. You'll gain substantial experience in nonprofit development, event planning, donor research, and sponsorship strategizing. This internship will also give you valuable mentorship, nonprofit office experience, and exposure to newsmakers and reporters across the Northwest.

Applicants should have broad curiosity, excellent computer skills, a strong attention to detail, outstanding organizational abilities, and superior communication skills. Experience with Salesforce a plus. Ambitious self-starters are particularly welcome. Position is unpaid and part-time lasting for four months at 20 hours per week.

To apply to the Marketing and Development Internship, please email a cover letter and resume to Tamara Power-Drutis

Editorial Internship

Crosscut seeks an intern for 6-12 months with college degree and a passion for journalism and good writing. Lots of opportunity to keep the site updated, build offerings, work with experienced editors and writers, and to develop a nonprofit, independent, community-driven source of news in Seattle and the Northwest. Applicants should have wide range of interests, broad curiosity, excellent writing and editing skills, and some journalism experience. Ambitious self-starters are particularly welcome. Position is unpaid and part-time, but you will be encouraged to write as part of regular duties and as a paid freelancer. Successful interns can advance to staff positions. Please send resume and some writing samples to editor@crosscut.com

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