Bridge is hiring a Michigan Capitol watchdog reporter. Join our team.

Bridge Magazine is hiring a Capitol watchdog reporter.

Bridge Magazine seeks a tenacious Capitol watchdog reporter to help lead our high-quality, high-enterprise coverage of Michigan government, politics and elections. 

Bridge, the 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 outside of Lansing, connect with voters throughout Michigan and cover politics through issues critical to residents and local communities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for 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 will be based in Lansing, Michigan, but will require frequent travel, especially in campaign season. Compensation, which includes a 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 dzeman@bridgemi.com and Managing Editor Joel Kurth at jkurth@bridgemi.com by Aug. 14.

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Don
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 8:50am

Before any new road tax is added MI AG needs to find out were the Millions of our road taxes went>> Take I-696 rebuilt last year all ready lane closure for repairs!!! Take the Davidson built in the 1940/50 lasted 50 to 60 rebuilt pots holes all ready!!!!!