Quick housekeeping note. Crosscut is looking for a half-time deputy editor. We've had the job posted on Craigslist for a couple of weeks, but it might have escaped your attention during the holidays. Here's a partial description: Crosscut.com, a new online newspaper for the Pacific Northwest based in Seattle, is looking for a half-time deputy editor to help us expand into new local subject areas and develop new tools. The person we hire will join a small staff of seasoned pros on a journey that started nine months ago and which we expect will lead to big things. No promises, but this job could be a stepping stone to full-time work. It offers ground-floor involvement in one of a handful of online-only local-news startups in the country. This job involves a wide range of local news subjects and requires someone who is familiar with the Northwest's political and media landscape; is conversational in Seattle arts, restaurants, and clubs; knows Seattle-based companies; understands the suburbs; and has spent weekend time outside the metro area. This is not a writing job, but there are potential opportunities to write for Crosscut. You can see the complete ad, including how to apply, here.