Diversity & Inclusion are at the core of our mission to strengthen and empower the communities we serve.
MLive seeks a public safety reporter as part of a dynamic team covering Ann Arbor and the greater Washtenaw County community. MLive is an award-winning, highly innovative, digital news organization where experimentation and flexibility are a must. We are leaders in digital news, yet our core mission is top-tier journalism. This role will be a hybrid of breaking news reporting and enterprise work.
Here's why you'll want to work with us:
° We are the state's largest media organization with newspapers in eight of Michigan's largest cities, including Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Flint. We routinely score No. 1 in national audience metrics, guaranteeing that our work reaches millions of readers and has maximum impact.
° Our mission is journalism that makes a difference in the lives of Michiganders. "We comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
° Our team of journalists are among the best in the state, including a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a Michigan journalist of the Year. We routinely win top prizes in investigative journalism, public service and enterprise reporting.
° We are committed to professional development, and you'll have the opportunity to work with talented editors who will help you grow and fine-tune your skills.
What we'll expect from you:
° Ability to identify and develop important stories that resonate with everyday residents.
° Familiarity or willingness to learn new tools and software, including our content management system for publishing stories and photographs.
° Ability to tell stories in smart and engaging ways and a willingness to experiment in different storytelling forms.
° Degree in journalism, communications or a related field.
° Minimum of two years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing.
° Ability to work independently and remotely.
° This job requires reliable transportation to meet with sources or cover events.