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Reporter/Fellowship-Crain's Detroit Business

  • 2022-06-14 11:19 AM
    Message # 12816254

    Crain’s Detroit Business seeks a Grand Rapids-based reporter to cover general West Michigan business news, working remotely at least 30 hours per week on an editorial fellowship for up to one year. In this role, you will report and write daily stories covering a variety of industries, from manufacturing to health care to nonprofits, as we seek to expand the statewide scope of our award-winning business coverage.

    This position is eligible for health benefits and comes with an opportunity for extension beyond a year.


    • Develop sources and generate story ideas consistent with Crain’s standards as the leading source of Michigan business news.
    • File clean, accurate daily copy that can be published online quickly with minimal editing.


    • Must be self-directed. Have a collegial attitude, the ability to juggle multiple assignments and a willingness to communicate frequently with editors in Detroit.
    • An ability to anticipate and seek out art (photos or graphics) needed for stories, taking photos yourself as needed.
    • Experience in a newsroom, either as a professional or as part of a college publication. 
    • Evidence of strong reporting, interviewing and editing skills and ability to meet tight deadlines.
    • Skilled at generating story ideas, writing cleanly and quickly, developing sources, breaking news, and working quickly with minimum supervision.
    • A familiarity with Crain's Detroit Business, and an understanding of who our readers are and our mission of helping them succeed in business.
    • Must be based in the Grand Rapids area and be able to work 30-40 hours per week.


    • Familiarity with and an existing source network in the Grand Rapids metro area
    • Previous business reporting experience

    This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for overtime pay.


    Brand Overview:

    Since 1985Crain's Detroit Business has been the premier source of local business news and information for the Detroit’s area's influential business executives. Crain’s Detroit Business is a full-service communications company – connecting affluent and influential decision makers by providing insights, analysis and opinion needed to navigate Detroit’s business landscape. We are constantly innovating to solve your business problems – from both inside and outside our newsroom. Our integrated approach - across print, digital, in-person event and custom content platforms - aligns powerful content with a powerful audience.



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