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Metro Times is seeking a new news writer

Posted on Fri, May 23, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Detroit Metro Times is seeking a new news writer to join our team.

We’re looking for a dynamic journalist who loves Detroit and Detroiters, and can tell their stories as easily with creative prose as with documents and records.

We are seeking a journalist capable of writing enthralling long form, magazine-style features, as well as short, 200-word articles. We want a writer who is comfortable writing hard-hitting, breaking news in addition to doing long-term investigative pieces.

The ideal news writer is culturally congnizant and perhaps able to speak multiple languages. This writer is craving a platform to tell the engaging, meaningful stories that local and national media outlets ignore or overlook. They are also able to give fresh perspective and new angles on, and look under the rug of, well-worn political narratives.This person knows where and how to find those stories, while staying ahead of the curve and setting the trend.

This news writer loves digging in to details, combing through court documents, filing FOIAs, and is excited by committee hearings, forums, and elections.

This news writer wants to blog daily, engage with the public, and is comfortable making public appearances on TV and radio. We are looking for a writer who knows how to harness the power of social media without being tethered to it.

The ideal candidate is curious, self-motivated, and energized by Detroit. They have a nose for story and truth. Their passion and commitment to the city and journalism are apparent in their work.

If you think you are all this and more, we want to hear from you. Please email your resume along with your three best, published clips to us at jobs[@]

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