Expository Writer

Seattle, WA | Full-time | Partially remote


LMN Architects, a Seattle design firm dedicated to enriching the health and vitality of urban environments through a diversity of public and private work, is seeking a professional writer to join our dedicated staff of 150 people. The role will entail creative collaboration with LMN’s design leadership to articulate the purpose, relevance, and performance of our projects as an extension of the firm’s underlying values and commitment to regenerative, climate-positive design across a wide range of program typologies and urban communities. 

The position will report to the Director of Business Development and work across the full breadth of our design practice—architecture, interior design, urban design, sustainability, and fabrication—to engage LMN’s thought leadership in crafting narrative content that articulates the essential impact of our projects at all scales and from multiple viewpoints.  We envision this role will be both expository and generative in nature—expanding on the impact of the work to impart meaning beyond traditional architectural descriptions, while also contributing critical thinking in our ever-evolving process of design, research, engagement, and project execution.  We are open to discussing hybrid or remote work options. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with firm leadership and project teams to mine story ideas and produce narrative content in association with graphic materials across media platforms.
  • Develop original copy and edit pre-existing content to continually update and expand the firm’s body of work, including project-based and subject-based narratives.
  • Consult with marketing and design staff to share resources and collaborate on content generation, such feature articles, project narratives, awards submittals, storyboarding, ghost writing and proofreading, as well provide general literary guidance to others.
  • Develop content for website, social channels, news releases, white papers, proposals, and other forms of media communications.
  • Assist leadership in strategic development of narrative content in association with project milestones and openings, publication schedules, etc.
  • Curate brand standards in accordance with editorial best practices.

 Basic Qualifications

  • Inquisitive mindset, strong communicator, and generous collaborator 
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, art, architecture, or related field

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in AP Style and/or Chicago Style
  • Experience in Architecture or related fields such as Environmental Design, Urban Design, Art, or Media Design
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat)

About LMN

LMN Architects is internationally recognized for planning and design of public facilities and urban developments that elevate the social experience. The firm’s work encompasses a diversity of project typologies with an overriding emphasis on enriching the broader urban experience through regenerative expressions of place. In recognition of sustained design excellence and practice innovation, LMN received the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest national honor bestowed upon an architectural practice. More information about LMN can be found on our website: www.lmnarchitects.com.

LMN expects all employees to support its equal employment opportunity policy and is committed to fostering a workplace where everyone can work in a productive, respectful and professional environment. LMN does not tolerate discrimination against its employees on the basis of their race, sex/gender, religion/creed, political ideology, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetics/genetic markers, military or Veterans status, sexual orientation, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.