Join the fastest growing digital media company in Western Washington as a ThurstonTalk content creator! Our team of paid, professional writers live, work and play in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and throughout Thurston County.

If you have a love of writing and enjoy connecting with people, take a leap and send in your resume and writing sample for our team.

ThurstonTalk publishes positive stories about people, businesses and organizations doing good things in communities across Thurston County. Our stories are published online and distributed via social media. Our community social network reaches people that want to know about great things happening around us.

Apply your creativity, meet new people around the community, explore things that you are interested in, and contribute to a locally owned, growing business. Some writers compose multiple stories each month, others write just one – and everything in between. The position is very flexible, based on a writer’s time availability and interests.

We are looking for TWO TYPES OF WRITERS. Those that pitch positive stories (content creators) and those that are willing to take assignment to write about business and organizations in our area (business content creators).

Content Creators

Job Requirements:

  • Interest in sharing positive stories about Thurston County
  • Ability to conduct in-person interviews and interface with people who live, work and play in Thurston County
  • Interest in writing business articles as well as feature stories
  • Skills to snap photographs during interviews to submit with stories
  • Initiative to pitch story ideas on a monthly basis
  • Sincere passion for sharing the positive stories happening in our community

To apply:

  • Submit a resume in Word format to submit@thurstontalk.com.
  • Include in subject line the words “content creator”
  • Include a writing sample of 200 words (or less) about why you love your community.
  • Please address any questions to submit@thurstontalk.com.
  • Do not include additional work samples or references unless requested.

Business Content Creators

ThurstonTalk publishes positive stories about people, businesses and organizations doing good things in communities around Thurston County. Our stories are published online and distributed via social media to over 58,000 followers via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Our platform reaches more than 300,000 viewers each month – people that want to know about great things happening around us.

Learn more about ThurstonTalk in this recent “Year in Review” article sharing milestones and growth in 2017.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience creating error-free articles on deadline
  • Ability to professionally interview and interface with local business owners
  • Interest in writing featured business articles on specific, set topics
  • Flexibility to conduct interviews during regular business hours, often in-person
  • Capacity to create 8 – 10 business articles per month
  • Skills to take quality photographs during interviews to submit with stories
  • Initiative to pitch story ideas on a monthly basis
  • Fluent usage of technology – email, word processing, photo editing, internet
  • Sincere passion for sharing the positive stories happening in our community

To apply:

  • Submit a resume in Word format to submit@thurstontalk.com.
  • Include in subject line the words “business content creator”
  • Include a writing sample of 200 words (or less) about why you love your community.
  • Please address any questions to submit@thurstontalk.com.
  • Do not include additional work samples or references unless requested.
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