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The Center for Michigan seeks managing director/editor for Detroit project

Cities such as Detroit and Grand Rapids are among the 24 Michigan municipalities that levy income taxes on those who work — but don’t live in — those cities. (Shutterstock)

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 managing director/editor who combines a record of accomplished journalism with significant management and leadership experience to manage the project that will be focused on issues and challenges that Detroiters identify as crucial to their information needs and desires.

The successful candidate will join the Project Executive 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 content creation, editing and distribution. 

This manager will directly supervise the reporting staff and will have responsibility for ensuring the journalism is responsive to community priorities and to the multimedia partnerships. The Managing Director/Editor 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.

We seek an experienced professional with a strong connection to the City of Detroit, its residents, institutions and communities. Among the qualifications we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Understanding of content creation on multiple digital platforms
  • Eight to 10 years of experience in journalism; including three to five years experience leading an organization

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

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 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 and we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

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