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Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source

Bridge Michigan expands again, seeks breaking news reporter

Bridge Michigan, the state’s preeminent public policy online news site, seeks a curious, diligent breaking-news and general-assignment reporter to make our newsroom better.

The ideal candidate has some experience and is eager to grow, learn and collaborate with our top-notch staff of Capitol, environmental, business, education, health and data journalists.

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We seek a reporter who can produce one breaking news story per day, assist other reporters with research, cover live events, respond to some trending topics, tackle news not covered by beat reporters and produce shorter versions of longer news stories.

We are looking for a go-getter who has a hard work ethic and desire to be a star. Our team of great reporters and editors will bend over backwards to help you succeed. 

Bridge Michigan is a nonprofit news organization, which means we use the best parts of legacy media but are not beholden to tradition. We seek to lift diverse, often ignored voices and cover the state in an equitable, nonpartisan manner that begins each story willing to be surprised by where it takes us.

As a nonprofit, we pride ourselves on being a newsroom that allows great ideas to flourish. We try to have a culture of ‘yes,’ and provide a nurturing environment that respects work-life balance and the trauma that sometimes comes with reporting. While there may be the occasional long day, we believe the best reporters have interests outside of journalism.

Bridge Michigan has offices in Lansing and Ypsilanti. We are flexible and trust reporters to ascertain their best work environment. Bridge Michigan is operated by the Center for Michigan, a fiscally secure nonprofit that also publishes the editorially independent BridgeDetroit news site.

The targeted compensation for this position begins at $58,000 annually. Benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, 4-6 weeks of maternity/paternity/adoption leave, and a minimum three weeks paid time off per year, in addition to eight paid holidays.

To apply, email jobs@bridgemi.com and write “Breaking News Reporter” in the subject line. Candidates should include a cover letter explaining how they would approach the position, four to seven work samples and a resume. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 16.

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The Center for Michigan is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce and creating an inclusive environment. As we work toward building an organization that better reflects the communities we serve, we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The Center for Michigan will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including familial status, gender identity, and sexual orientation), age, disability/handicap, height, weight, marital status, familial status, veteran status, citizenship, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.

Applications should be submitted to jobs@bridgemi.com.

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