Careers 

If you've got what it takes, we'd like to talk to you about working for Detroit Metro Times - the largest circulation, most-read weekly in metro Detroit.

Detroit Metro Times offers a progressive work environment along with competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance and 401k.

Current Openings

Staff writer

Metro Times has an immediate opening for an ass-kicking, muckraking staff writer. Ideal candidates are fluent in both public records searches and narrative nonfiction, at home with both 3,000-word investigative features and pithy blurbs, know how to cultivate a wide array of sources, and have familiarity with new-media best practices. Most important, they will possess an insatiable desire to tell stories that matter, to tell them well and to do it unapologetically. Sound like you? Duties include daily blogging, weekly news features, and periodic longform cover stories. Two years of newspaper, alt-weekly, or magazine experience preferred. Knowledge of Detroit and Michigan moves you to the front of the line. Send your resume and five of your very best clips to newswriter@metrotimes.com to apply.

Digital Content Editor

The Digital Content Editor will work directly under the Editor/and or Director of Digital Content Strategy to develop, define, and maintain the publication’s digital presence, quality, and consistency across a variety of platforms, including blogs, feature stories, slideshows, event listings, social media posts, e-newsletters, etc, with special attention given to driving increased traffic and brand visibility. Responsibilities will include editing, creating content, analyzing data and responding appropriately, overseeing publication’s social media presence. This role will oversee a diverse team of staff, interns, and freelance contributors. A successful Digital Content Editor will combine their tech savvy with a passion to create and share meaningful material. Send your resume and five of your very best clips to digitaleditor@metrotimes.com to apply.

Sales/Advertising

"Sick of working hard and making peanuts? You want to be rewarded for the effort you put in? You ready and want to engage with folks and join a really awesome company? Then stop pouring those drinks, serving that food, and get ready to sell your ass off instead!! Detroit Metro Times is looking for engaging, dynamic, and hard-working folks to join our advertising sales team! No sales experience is necessary, but is a plus; we will train the right people." Apply here.

Circulation Drivers

Deliver Metro Times every week! Metro Times' Circulation Department is looking for qualified independently contracted drivers with newspaper experience to deliver Metro Times on Wednesdays in metro-Detroit (including the city and several surrounding suburban areas). Must have a van or pick-up truck and valid driver's license and insurance. Positions available immediately. Please call Annie O’Brien, Circulation Director, at 313-202-8049, or e-mail at annieo@metrotimes.com.

Production Interns

Hours needed: 10-15 hrs per week. Hours are flexible. A commitment of twelve (12) weeks or more is required.

Mondays - 1pm-6pm
Tuesdays - 1pm-6pm
Fridays - 1pm-6pm

Duties Include:
• Assisting in all aspects of the production process.
• Checking in ads to be worked on.
• Processing emailed artwork.
• Processing pick up ads and simple ad changes.
• Cross checking ad manifests to ensure accuracy.
• Upkeep & maintenance as directed of past issue library, ad archives, production server, and ad proofs folders.
• Ad design & production.
• Producing concepts for MT events, logos, promotions, in house creative material, etc.
• Taking part in group brainstorming sessions & critiques.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate for an MT production intern is a BFA candidate with the desire to learn about professional graphic design and the
production process of a weekly newspaper. The intern will learn to manage their time effectively and work within the deadline cycle. Talent and enthusiasm for art & graphic design is a must. Interns will receive art direction from the production manager, creative director and the other designers, but will also be expected to independently produce solutions to creative problems.

Required Skills:
Proficiency in Adobe CS4 software, especially Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator
Excellent writing & verbal communication skills
Great work ethic and time management skills
HTML & web design skills a plus

The production department at the Metro Times is a fun and challenging work environment. It is the perfect place for a design student to learn, develop their portfolio, network with industry professionals, and develop new skills that they will carry with them throughout their career. This is an unpaid internship. Students MUST receive credit for this internship.

Please email resume, cover letter and samples for review to Paul Martinez at production@metrotimes.com.