ARCADE’s mission is to host an inclusive and insightful dialogue on the designed environment. We do this through our print and digital publications, and our community programming. ARCADE’s vision is to expand the idea that design at every scale of human endeavor impacts our quality of life.
JOURNALISM

Join our team of regular contributors for our quarterly digital magazine. The digital magazine is published four times a year on the last Saturday of the end of each quarter. Word count per article ranges from 400 words to 1200 words. Contributors are compensated .20 per word.

Columnist - Lavatories
Architecture and design
Work closely with editorial team to develop a regular column, published four times a year (quarterly), reviewing, researching, and exploring contemporary and historical lavatory and restroom design. Exploration could be criticism of specific locations, material exploration, design trends, innovation and product design. Whereas bathroom is the topic - there is much room for creativity and personalization.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven experience in research on topics of architecture, fine art, or design
  • Previous journalism or writing experience
  • Submission of two writing samples (do not have to be related to this specific topic)
  • Excited about bathrooms
  • Desire to deep dive, research, and explore topics of the mundane
  • Should have a good humored and light hearted writing style, extremely collaborative spirit
Arts & Performance Critic
Fine arts and performance
Join a team of dynamic journalists as a freelance regular contributor to the digital magazine, published four times a year (quarterly). You would be writing about local and national arts and performance mixing reviews, criticism, profiles and news.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous journalism or writing experience
  • Background in the arts or theatre/performance
  • At least two writing samples or a cover letter expressing two article proposals or topics to explore
  • Basic knowledge of grammatical structure and publishing processes
Architecture & Design Critic
Architecture and design
join a team of dynamic journalists as a freelance, regular contributor to the digital magazine, published four times a year (quarterly). You would be writing about design, architecture, or built environment trends and criticism - could include issues of climate, material, or reviews of new structure and developments.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background in architecture or design, two writing samples of related materials or a cover letter outlining your interest and proposals for the position
  • A dedication to the support of and highlighting of the architecture and design scene in Seattle and beyond
  • Basic knowledge of grammatical structure and publishing processes
EDITORIAL

Editorial postions encompass both the digital and print publications. Editorial positions are compensated on a stipend basis ranging between $150 - $350 per publication depending on the position - Managing Editor has a different compensation structure. ARCADE publishes six magazine issues per year, two print journal and four digital magazine, and each issue contains between 10-15 unique articles, columns, or essays.

Managing Editor
Operations & Editorial
general editorial support to Editorial Director and print journal guest editors, management of publishing processes and editorial administration - including working in tandem with leadership on creative development on articles, topics of interest, and concepts/themes. This position encompasses all publications under ARCADE NW Publishing, including our community publishing venture, digital publishing, print journal, and book publication. This is a contract position with future opportunity to convert to staff, 5-10 hours per week, hourly rate depends on experience.
  • interest in and desire to develop as a publisher/editor
  • some editorial or writing experience required
  • good grasp of grammar and writing structure
  • professional degree in similar field of creative project management would be a plus
  • self directed, organized, and experienced with project management
  • exceptional communication skills
  • good humored and loves books and print medium
  • must have an extremely collaborative spirit
Dance & Performance Editor
Contemporary dance
Lead dance and performance editor for the digital magazine, published four times a year (quarterly). You would be developing and soliciting writings about contemporary dance - following the movement and scene as it evolves both in Seattle and nationally. This position could also include publishing your own articles or profiles as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background in dance or choreography a plus
  • Previous editing or writing experience
  • At least two writing samples of related materials or a cover letter outlining your interest and proposals for the position
  • A dedication to the support of and highlighting of the evolving contemporary dance scene
  • A strong understanding of grammatical structure and the editorial processes
  • Extremely collaborative spirit
Featured Spread Editor
Urbanism and culture
Lead editor on a regularly running spread highlighting events, locations, happenings in Seattle and nationally. You would be responsible for the development and editorial support for shout outs, blurbs, mini profiles; including but not limited to soliciting journalists, setting up interviews and developing the column with senior editoiral team. This position could also include publishing your own articles or profiles as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous editing or writing experience, a background in the arts, cultural programs, architecture, or design
  • A cover letter outlining your interest alongside two article proposals or topics to explore, strong understanding of grammatical structure and the editorial processes, extremely collaborative spirit, genuinely loves people and the creative sector in Seattle!
VOLUNTEER

Volunteer opportunities to help ARCADE continue to grow and better serve the greater community.

Fine Arts and Performance Advisor
Committee
Lead discussions and brainstorming twice a year alongside editorial team and board leadership to map out and guide us in fine arts and performance community integration and service. As a community advisor, you will serve as liaison between the denizens and ARCADE. ARCADE’s status as a registered 501(c)(3) means we have a mission and values driven directive; this committee helps provide feedback and direction to leadership related to your professional field. Committee members also function as an advocate and connector - helping bring ARCADE’s resources to those who would benefit from our offerings and vice versa by connecting ARCADE leadership with opportunities to continue to grow and provide accessible publishing services.

REQUIREMENTS

Commitment of two meetings a year with leadership to gauge successes and opportunities for growth.

Architecture and Design Advisor
Committee
Lead discussions and brainstorming twice a year alongside editorial team and board leadership to map out and guide our architecture and design community integration and service. As a community advisor, you will serve as liaison between the denizens and ARCADE. ARCADE’s status as a registered 501(c)(3) means we have a mission and values driven directive; this committee helps provide feedback and direction to leadership related to your professional field. Committee members also function as an advocate and connector - helping bring ARCADE’s resources to those who would benefit from our offerings and vice versa by connecting ARCADE leadership with opportunities to continue to grow and provide accessible publishing services.

REQUIREMENTS

Commitment of two meetings a year with leadership to gauge successes and opportunities for growth.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

At this time, we are not soliciting for new board members but will be opening up board inquiries for 2025 at the end of this year, if you are interested in joining our board please reach out to either Leah St. Lawrence, Editorial Director at leah@arcadenw.org or Jackson Cooper, Board President board@arcadenw.org and we will be in touch with more details!

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COMPENSATION STRUCTURE
ARCADE, while being incorporated for over 40 years, has undergone an important revitalization and launched multiple new projects through the generous financial support of our board leadership, grants, and sponsorships. We are thrilled to be able to offer these small positions with limited hours. ARCADE's journalist, editorial, and design budget accounts for over 75% of our total annual budget - we fundraise and write grants to provide at least some financial support to publishing professionals, designers, and journalists. Our current compensation structure is based on available resources - as more funding becomes available the compensation we offer will increase. Our editorial values are rooted in exploration, collaboration, dedication of spirit, good humor, a supportive environment, and cheese.
ARCADE Publishing is a 501c3 non-profit based in Seattle, Washington specializing in architecture, design, civic life, the arts and urban living. Since it's founding in 1981, the publication has taken on a variety of forms, starting as a calendar of events and happenings, and evolving into an academic journal featuring both essayists, theory, concept exploration, and criticism. Most recently, ARCADE has launched a new quarterly magazine featuring topical journalism about creative industries.