Bridge Magazine is hiring a business reporter. Come join our team.

Bridge Magazine seeks an enterprising, versatile and knowledgeable reporter to launch a new Michigan Business Watch beat covering business news and insights across the state for our award-winning, nonpartisan, nonprofit publication.

The successful candidate will join a growing, talented team in a state rich in business news, including publicly traded mega-corporations competing in the global economy, a vibrant small business culture, distinct regional economies driven by different industries and business environments, and entrepreneurial tech, investment, and research and development clusters aiding numerous cities’ revival.

This beat will focus, through a business lens, on how public policy impacts economic growth climate; success in its many forms; innovation – from the global chess game of major corporations to the sometimes eye-popping growth of small entrepreneur; the climate and major trends in large statewide industries, including automotive and manufacturing, finance-insurance-real estate, health care, agriculture, tourism; frequent tracking of economic data and trends with keen reporting that makes statistical trends relevant to a diverse business news audience.  

We seek a seasoned reporter with proven business journalism expertise who can explain complex topics in engaging ways, always with an eye for the human impact and business impact. The beat will mix breaking news with larger enterprise, efficiently turned. Sourcing is critical; a candidate should be able to quickly reach and be comfortable engaging with executives, policymakers, small business entrepreneurs as well as workers. And we seek a great colleague; a journalist who is collaborative and generous.

Bridge is building one of the nation’s premier nonprofit online news organizations. If you’re interested in joining, please send a resume, clips/links to portfolio and cover letter to Editor David Zeman (, Managing Editor Joel Kurth ( and President & CEO John Bebow (

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 Nov. 8, 2019. (The deadline has been extended.) Salary and benefits are competitive for this full-time position. Bridge Magazine, part of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Center for Michigan, is an equal-opportunity employer.  

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Thor of the North
Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:27am

Must be a bigtime Liberal Socialist Democrat and never have north of US 10

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:00am

Thank you for your insightful, fact filled contribution.

Pat Sullivan
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 12:16pm

I am a retired Social Worker and State disability claims worker.
I am interested in Bridge Magazine and all that you do to inform and serve the public of this state. Your work is very much needed. I do not have business experience but would be interested in working for you. Please reply if you think I might be qualified.
Thank you

David Zeman
Fri, 11/01/2019 - 9:34am

Hi Pat, thanks for your kind comments and your interest in this position. We generally hire people who have some past journalism experience, but we would be delighted to consider your application if you still hold an interest. 

David Zeman, Bridge Editor