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The Center for Michigan seeks engagement director for Detroit

The Center for Michigan, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization, is developing a new, collaborative multiplatform journalism and engagement project in and for Detroit. The Center seeks a dynamic organizer who has a substantial record of building and strengthening networks between and among Detroiters to serve as the Engagement Director to help lead this new media project’s focus on issues and challenges that Detroiters identify as crucial to their information needs and desires.

The successful candidate will join the Project Executive and Managing Director/Editor to build the project’s design and infrastructure, prepare for the launch, and, upon launch, serve as the day-to-day oversight and coordination of the Community Priorities Model and the project’s ongoing and crucial relationships with Detroiters and community organizations.

The Engagement Director will report directly to the Project Executive and will be a crucial part of the three-person leadership team tasked with delivering on the project’s goals.

Among the qualifications we are looking for:

  • Strong connection to the City of Detroit, its citizens, institutions and communities
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Eight to 10 years of experience in community engagement or related activities, including three to five years of leadership experience
  • Understanding of journalism and/or content creation on multiple digital platforms

If you’re interested in joining us, please send a resume and cover letter to

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Salary and benefits are competitive for this full-time position. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. Members of traditionally underrepresented communities, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities, are especially encouraged to apply.

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