The Center for Michigan has an immediate opening for a creative, entrepreneurial, senior-level editor to manage and grow Bridge Magazine (www.bridgemi.com).
Bridge Magazine is a national award-winning, online publication dedicated to in-depth news and analysis of issues affecting Michigan residents. We focus on the “How” and the “Why” of life in our state, offering scope and depth in a Twitter-driven world. At our best, our in-depth, fact-driven reporting accentuates – and partners with – traditional media, and influences policy decisions in Lansing.
In two years of publication, Bridge has won numerous journalism awards. A successful editor of Bridge will care less about those awards than the impact of Bridge’s reporting – sparking the nation’s biggest increase in early childhood education funding, prison reform, and helping worthy families avoid food stamp cuts during welfare reform.
Bridge Magazine strives to provide differentiated in-depth news, analysis and insightful commentary in the following coverage areas: education/talent, the state economy and economic growth, public sector watchdog reporting, quality of life and success, and the social safety net.
The Editor position at Bridge Magazine is a dynamic opportunity in the growing field of nonprofit journalism. The editor:
Drives idea generation and overall coverage strategy in concert with the Center’s senior leadership team and Bridge staff writers and freelancers.
Drives readership growth by: editing for high quality writing and reporting; writing inspired and engaging headlines and teasers; collaborating with a wide range of journalists and publishing partners; coordinating marketing efforts to expand readership of each edition.
Advances the brands of both The Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine through public speaking engagements and media appearances.
We seek an editor who is:
An inspirational team leader with strong communication skills and a proven track record of leading in-depth journalism efforts. Someone driven by team achievements more than personal image or achievement. Someone who thinks in “big picture” terms but also is details-oriented and focused on execution.
Is personally invested in Michigan with demonstrated knowledge of the state’s current events and policy issues.
A master networker who demonstrates diverse networks of news sources and professional journalism relationships – to build both depth in coverage and depth of journalism talent (reporting, photography/graphic arts, data analysis, and internships) at Bridge Magazine.
A 21st century communicator who understands the diverse readership/viewership/listenership potential of digital publishing. Innovative ideas are important, yet actual coding/technical experience is not required.
We offer competitive salary, performance bonuses and benefits commensurate with experience. The position requires some day travel, though may be based in any number of areas of the state. For more information about the Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine, visit www.thecenterformichigan.net and www.bridgemi.com. Interested journalists should apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 26. Application packages should include:
- A cover letter explaining why you are interested and how your work experience is a good match for Bridge Magazine’s in-depth Michigan news coverage mission.
- Professional references.
- A package of four to eight clips demonstrating your experience in producing and/or editing differentiated, in-depth journalism. Clips should be provided in PDFs or in the form of links to online content.
The Center for Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.