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

The Detroit Metro Times has an immediate opening for a new digital editor — someone to run our social media accounts, contribute to our blogs, and create those listicles that our readers just love to click through.

The ideal candidate is someone who lives and breathes online news and relishes the idea of connecting readers with Metro Times content. We want someone who can spot the Michigan angle in the latest national scandal — or realize that the viral story du jour is a hoax, ripe for debunking. Someone who can write tweets that will actually compel people to read stories about say, public policy — and maybe even someone who can teach us the latest TikTok dance, too. The digital content editor will also manage interns.

This is a full-time position with benefits. The ideal candidate will have at least a year or two of journalism experience. The job requires good organizational skills and some very basic math; if you'd rather die than use a calculator, you might be happier elsewhere. Experience with HTML and Google Analytics is a plus.

Think you have what it takes? Send a cover letter explaining why you'd be the perfect person for the job along with a resume and three samples of published work to editor@metrotimes.com. We are looking to hire after June 1.

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.

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.

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 Paul Martinez at production@metrotimes.com.

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