MT is hiring a Music Editor


Detroit Metro Times is seeking a new music editor to join our team.

We’re looking for a music editor who has a flair for writing about music in Detroit, with the city as the instrument. This writer is plugged in to both the local and national music scenes.

The ideal music writer is as comfortable at a hip-hop show as with people performing punk or classical. They are familiar with the underground and street music, and popular music, and are able to write about Detroit's scene with passion and respect. This writer is craving a platform to tell the engaging, meaningful music stories that local and national media and music outlets ignore or overlook. This person knows where and how to find those stories, while staying ahead of the curve and setting the trend.

The ideal music writer is capable of writing enthralling magazine-style music features as well as short 200-word articles. Having a knack for photography is a plus. 

We are seeking a music writer who wants to blog daily, engage with the public, and is comfortable making public appearances on TV and radio. We are looking for a writer who knows how to harness the power of social media without being tethered to it. Ability to use Bandcamp, YouTube, Soundcloud, and podcasting is essential.

The ideal candidate is curious, self-motivated, and energized by Detroit. They have a discerning eye for soulful music. Their passion and commitment to the city and music journalism are apparent in their work.

If you think you're all this and more, we want to hear from you. Please email your cover letter and résumé along with your three best, published clips to us at jobs[@]