Metro Times, Detroit's award-winning alt-weekly, 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. Send your resume and five of your very best clips to email@example.com. (No phone calls, please.) Two years of newspaper, alt-weekly, or magazine experience preferred. Knowledge of Detroit and Michigan moves you to the front of the line.