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.

If you don't see a position currently open in your area of interest, you may forward your resumé and cover letter to one or more of the following departments (or send via snail-mail to Detroit Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale, MI 48220):

Current Openings

 

Detroit Metro Times is part of family owned media company, Euclid Media Group, formed in 2013. Euclid publishes the following alternatives: Orlando Weekly, Cleveland Scene, and the San Antonio Current.

 

Multi-Media Advertising Account Executive

Detroit Metro Times, SE Michigan's go-to source for local news, arts, music and entertainment, is seeking an energetic, outgoing individual for a Multi-Media Advertising Account Executive position.

The right candidate will be responsible for selling multi-platform advertising solutions including Digital Advertising (email, banner advertising, phone Apps), Print advertising, Event Sponsorships and annual glossy publications to an eclectic and exciting group of clients.

Job Responsibilities:
•Prospecting for a minimum of 20 leads per week
•Making minimum of 125 outbound sales calls and securing and completing a minimum of 12 outside appointments per week
•Building relationships with clients
•Assisting in the marketing plan of each client
•Assisting clients with their ad campaign and involved in the production process
•Informing and assisting clients with any promotional opportunities
•Contacting and servicing current clients

Job Requirements:
•Successful applicants should be motivated, smart on their feet, outgoing and personable, competitive and possess a strong work ethic. Successful Metro Times reps understand that you get out what you put in to a sales position.
•Sales experience is preferred, but not necessary.
•Media sales experience a plus. Strong skill set with developing and building business relationships.
•Solid understanding of the online marketing/advertising industry History of meeting and exceeding sales goals.
•The drive to exceed expectations, out-perform your peers, and thrive in a team environment.
•Dependable Transportation, Valid Drivers License and Insurance
•PC literacy is necessary, including MS Office.

We Provide:
•A fun and exciting work environment
•Unlimited earning potential
•A Career path in sales and management
•Sales Training
•Base salary + commission + bonus
•Active accounts will be provided to Account Executives upon successful training.
•Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability Insurance and 401(k)

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, and a resume to: jcohen@metrotimes.com

 

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 Justin Hatch, Circulation Director, at 248-343-1774, or e-mail at jhatch@metrotimes.com.

 

Internships

Marketing and Promotions Internship

The Promotions Intern will assist in all the marketing areas of the Metro Times, specifically the newspaper and event management.

Office Duties

  • Complete weekly advertising category report
  • Help organize press associated with Metro Times
  • Coordinate giveaways of promotional items
  • Act as a runner to pick up promotional items
  • Help write radio spots, PSAs and press releases
  • Assist in management of social media
  • Constantly update and correct media database
  • Various office duties including making copies, faxes, or completing mailings
  • Research other media to stay competitive on a viral marketing level

Events

  • Act as assistant to Promotions Coordinator and Manager at all Metro Times or Metro Times-related events
  • Run giveaways and manage street team on occasion
  • Compile event report and recap after each event
  • Create vendor and client thank you letters

Knowledge & Skills

Candidate must be capable of initiating and maintaining personal relationships. In addition, he/she should be able to coordinate with all the departments involved to ensure the completion of the associated marketing programs. A high degree of organization and self-motivation is required as are strong time management skills.The candidate should be creative, possess a positive attitude and a willingness to act independently if called to do so. This person must quickly learn the product and the market. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office as well as social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Requirements

Candidate must be a United States citizen, have approved citizenship papers, or a current work visa, and be at least 21 years old. Candidate must also be able to receive college credit for the internship. Available to work evenings and weekends is a plus.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to promotions@metrotimes.com. No phone calls please.


Street Team Ambassador

Metro Times is looking to start a revolution and we need your help! If you are hot, love barhopping, socializing, dancing and being a VIP, we want you! We don't want wallflowers. You must be energetic, outgoing and fun!

This revolution requires a heavy guerrilla marketing attack. You must be organized, able to write, take pictures and dedicated to the cause of promoting the best events in metro Detroit.

Metro Times will provide you with material, access and all the free swag you can handle to promote our events to the fullest, both before and during our events. You will be responsible for handing out fliers, running contest giveaways, Facebooking, handing out promotional items on-site, taking pictures and having a good time. Street Team Ambassadors must be able to lift heavy items and must not be afraid to get their hands dirty.

Street Team is flexible to your schedule, there are opportunities to grow with the Metro Times and this is a great experience builder for resumes. Street Team positions are currently unpaid, however, special events may be compensated. Most of our events involve alcohol, so most of the Street Team staff is 21+. We do keep an under-21 team though, so don't get discouraged!

Interested candidates can submit their cover letter, resume, a recent photo of themselves and samples of their work 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 Robert Nixon at rnixon@metrotimes.com.


Editorial Interns

Metro Times, needs creative, motivated interns for our editorial department. The day-to-day grunt work is unpaid, but they'll be paid for any of their stories we publish. 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 733 St. Antoine, Detroit, 48226. 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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