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Crain’s Detroit seeks a breaking news reporter

January 24, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Crain’s Detroit Business is hiring a highly motivated news enthusiast with a digital-first mindset. This aggressive and assertive team journalists will:

  • Supplement core beat coverage by producing smart and serious news intelligence, largely through mining press releases, public records, news conferences, and other local and national media sources.
  • Cover big breaking news in the field and through smart aggregation of other platforms and sources.
  • Maintain Crain’s mission and sensibility, which is to produce smart and serious news intelligence for business and political leaders throughout southeast Michigan.
  • Other assignments as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Policy or related field
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience, including paid and non-paid internships in a newsroom.
  • An enthusiasm for learning and adapting to constant change.
  • An ability to work with others, under pressure, in a spirit of generosity.
  • A self-starter and independent thinker.
  • Strong grammatical skills, with a demonstrated ability to edit and self-edit.
  • Demonstrated experience writing and/or editing for a publication or platform.
  • A demonstrated ability to work across platforms, including video, photo and audio.
  • A demonstrated involvement and prowess in social media, including using it for both sourcing and reporting, and as a platform for your own brand.
  • Online / digital portfolio showcasing work experience and work samples


  • Experience with databases, visualization tools and web design.
  • Knowledge of HTML.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly about complex issues and ideas.

To apply, go here.

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