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States Newsroom seeks a reporter, Michigan Advance

February 22, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The ideal candidate will know how to track trending topics and hold officials accountable through deep source building and public records requests. The reporting will take readers beyond press releases, providing a deeper understanding of the issues.


  • Produce regular, high-quality reporting on Michigan government and officials
  • Contribute regularly to the Advance’s briefs section
  • Generate story ideas with the editor
  • Pursue story leads, both self-generated and as assigned, with self-direction and solid news judgment
  • Approach assignments on deadline with strong communication and follow through with the editor and colleagues
  • Collaborate with other reporters and assist with research and pertinent knowledge when/if available
  • Establish and expand social media presence representing the outlet
  • Use personal social media accounts to amplify site’s content
  • Take photos and occasional video to illustrate and amplify stories


We’re looking for candidates with at least two years previous news reporting and/or editing experience (student journalism counts), sound news judgment, flexibility, and the ability to manage ongoing and short-term projects with strong attention to detail and accuracy. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Authorization to work in the United States is required. All States Newsroom employees are required to be fully vaccinated within 30 days of hire. States Newsroom journalists are expected to produce at least four posts per week.

Salary: The minimum salary for this position is $50,000 and rises with experience


To apply, send a cover letter, resume with three references, and at least three links or clips to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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