Breaking News Reporter - Detroit, MI

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 11:03 AM
    Message # 6707133


    Crain’s Detroit Business is hiring highly motivated news enthusiast with a digital-first mindset to join our breaking news team in Detroit. This aggressive and assertive team of entry-level 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.
    • Own and produce cornerstone e-newsletters.
    • 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 6-months of professional experience, including paid and non-paid internships in a newsroom.
    • An enthusiasm for learning, for striving, and for 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 internship or college work


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

    Brand Overview

    Since 1985, Crain’s Detroit Business has served southeast Michigan’s business influencers and decision makers with must-have news and information that can’t be found anywhere else. Industry coverage includes health care, banking/finance, sports, manufacturing, government/public policy, technology, education, real estate, law, entrepreneurship, advertising/marketing, defense, services, retail, food, hospitality/tourism, life sciences, energy, and transportation.


    Click HERE to visit us in our Detroit office.

    Crain Communications has been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century. Combining information with innovation, Crain delivers the story you can’t get anywhere else. As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be. Every editor, reporter and correspondent at Crain shares the responsibility of ensuring the editorial independence and importance of our work. With an Audience First focus and uncompromising integrity, we strive to make a real impact for the individuals and industries we serve. While other media companies report the news, Crain gives it meaning. We add context to content, infuse information with insights, and initiate connections as well as conversations.

    Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader.





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