Careers 

If you've got what it takes, we'd like to talk to you about working for Detroit Metro Times - the largest circulation, most-read weekly in metro Detroit.

Detroit Metro Times offers a progressive work environment along with competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance and 401k.

Current Openings

Digital Content Editor

Do you love to blog and work with social media and news? Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? Metro Times is searching for a dynamic digital content editor to manage our web presence — including the website, blogs, slideshows, social media accounts, and more. We hope to fill this key newsroom position quickly with someone who will take our web presence to the next level. If you're the right person for the job, apply here.

Sales/Advertising

"Sick of working hard and making peanuts? You want to be rewarded for the effort you put in? You ready and want to engage with folks and join a really awesome company? Then stop pouring those drinks, serving that food, and get ready to sell your ass off instead!! Detroit Metro Times is looking for engaging, dynamic, and hard-working folks to join our advertising sales team! No sales experience is necessary, but is a plus; we will train the right people." Apply here.

Events & Promotions Manager

Who doesn't love a great party? Who doesn't like to have fun?

Detroit Metro Times is looking for someone who likes to produce crazy fantastic, memorable, and electrifying events and get the word out about all of the promotions we have to offer! If you have a zest for life, have boundless energy, and live life to a different beat, you want to be our next Events & Promotions Manager!! Apply here.

Circulation Drivers

Deliver Metro Times every week! Metro Times' Circulation Department is looking for qualified independently contracted drivers with newspaper experience to deliver Metro Times on Wednesdays in metro-Detroit (including the city and several surrounding suburban areas). Must have a van or pick-up truck and valid driver's license and insurance. Positions available immediately. Please call Annie O’Brien, Circulation Director, at 313-202-8049, or e-mail at annieo@metrotimes.com.

Street Team Members

Detroit Metro Times is looking for an energetic, hard-working individual who is willing to push up their sleeves and pound the pavement, helping us promote our publication and events.

The basic expectations of the team is to promote through several different advertising outlets, such as social media, print, and word of mouth. The team will be held accountable for executing assigned promotional missions and tasks as given by the Street Team Ambassador.

Individuals applying for the position must possess strong communication and organization skills. The ideal candidates are outgoing, dedicated, trustworthy, hard-working, organized and perform well on a team. A flexible schedule is a must!

Working on the street team is a great way to gain valuable experience, build your resume, and serve your community with hands-on projects and cool events! If you feel that you are qualified and would be an asset to the team please email your resume and cover letter to promotions@metrotimes.com. Please no phone calls.

Street Team Ambassador

Detroit Metro Times is currently seeking an energetic, hard-working individual with Marketing/Communications experience to head up its Street Team!

The primary responsibility of the team is to promote Metro Times events. Promoting will be done through several different advertising outlets, such as social media, print, and word of mouth. The team will be held accountable for executing assigned promotional missions, with the Ambassador heading up the team and making sure the assignments are being completed.

Individuals applying for the position must possess strong communication and organization skills. The ideal candidate is outgoing, dedicated, creative, trustworthy, organized and work well on a team, and has a flexible schedule.

Working on the street team is a great way to gain valuable experience, build your resume, and serve your community with hands-on projects! If you feel that you are qualified and would be an asset to the team please email your resume and cover letter to promotions@metrotimes.com

Production Interns

Hours needed: 10-15 hrs per week. Hours are flexible. A commitment of twelve (12) weeks or more is required.

Mondays - 1pm-6pm
Tuesdays - 1pm-6pm
Fridays - 1pm-6pm

Duties Include:
• Assisting in all aspects of the production process.
• Checking in ads to be worked on.
• Processing emailed artwork.
• Processing pick up ads and simple ad changes.
• Cross checking ad manifests to ensure accuracy.
• Upkeep & maintenance as directed of past issue library, ad archives, production server, and ad proofs folders.
• Ad design & production.
• Producing concepts for MT events, logos, promotions, in house creative material, etc.
• Taking part in group brainstorming sessions & critiques.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate for an MT production intern is a BFA candidate with the desire to learn about professional graphic design and the
production process of a weekly newspaper. The intern will learn to manage their time effectively and work within the deadline cycle. Talent and enthusiasm for art & graphic design is a must. Interns will receive art direction from the production manager, creative director and the other designers, but will also be expected to independently produce solutions to creative problems.

Required Skills:
Proficiency in Adobe CS4 software, especially Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator
Excellent writing & verbal communication skills
Great work ethic and time management skills
HTML & web design skills a plus

The production department at the Metro Times is a fun and challenging work environment. It is the perfect place for a design student to learn, develop their portfolio, network with industry professionals, and develop new skills that they will carry with them throughout their career. This is an unpaid internship. Students MUST receive credit for this internship.

Please email resume, cover letter and samples for review to Kristin Borden at production@metrotimes.com.


Editorial Interns

Metro Times, needs creative, motivated interns for our editorial department. The general "grunt work" of internships (filing, data entry, and so forth) is unpaid, but interns often get to take on paying freelance assignments. If they're up to it, we'll even let them tackle a cover story. Send in a cover letter stating your interest in an editorial internship, along with a copy of your resume and three samples of your writing. We'd prefer samples of journalistic writing, but they don't have to be. Keep in mind, however, that we are a newspaper that prides itself on being in touch with the community. We want to see your writing about the world around you; navel-gazing ramblings belong in your diary, not in our paper. Writing should be crisp and insightful, with welcome dollops of humor and passion.Your resume must include at least three references; THEY WILL BE CHECKED. We'll contact you if we want you to come in for an interview. Our address is 1200 Woodward Hts., Ferndale, MI, 48220. Our office number is 313-961-4060; our fax number is 313-961-6598. Mark the materials to the attention of Michael Jackman. You can e-mail your materials to mjackman@metrotimes.com. For more information on Editorial Interships, read our Editorial Intern FAQ's.

We offer about 10-15 internships a year, spread out over three trimesters.

  • Application deadline for Fall-Winter internship: July 30.
  • Application deadline for Winter-Spring internship: Nov. 30.
  • Application deadline for Summer Internship: March 30.

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