Bridge Magazine seeks a tenacious Capitol watchdog reporter to help lead our high-quality, high-enterprise coverage of Michigan government, politics and elections.
Bridge, four-time Michigan Press Association “Newspaper of the Year,” provides readers and leaders frequent, nonpartisan, public-focused, substance- and issue-driven stories and coverage. The successful candidate has:
A proven ability to rapidly develop and execute diverse enterprise story ideas.
Experience covering government and politics and building a diverse network of sources.
An investigative journalism track record, including data and public records reporting.
Ease with multitasking and producing diverse forms of journalism. You should be equally comfortable breaking news and driving enterprise through great reporting, writing, storytelling and interactivity.
Keen adherence to coverage based on evidence and facts, not ideology, and a proven commitment to finding smart ideas and perspectives from across the political spectrum.
Savvy and tenacious use of social media.
Passion for explaining big-picture issues in “kitchen-table” relevant ways and writing for voters rather than political insiders.
A desire to get out of Lansing, connect with voters throughout Michigan and cover politics through issues critical to residents and local communities.
We want a journalist who is passionate about working collaboratively, expanding Bridge’s readership and interacting enthusiastically with The Center for Michigan’s public engagement and audience growth specialists. This includes a demonstrated passion for reader engagement, in social media and in person through Bridge events and outreach.
This full-time position is based in Lansing, Michigan but will require frequent travel, especially in campaign season. Compensation, which includes salary, health benefits, vacation and a 401(k) plan, is competitive and commensurate with experience. The Center for Michigan/Bridge Magazine is an equal opportunity employer.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, clips and references to Bridge Editor David Zeman at email@example.com and Managing Editor Joel Kurth at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 14.
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