#journalismjobs: Job Opportunities at the Detroit News

Breaking News Editor: The Detroit News is seeking a breaking news editor to coordinate its instant digital newsgathering. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and thrives on being first. This candidate is a multi-tasker focused on social media, comfortable reacting to real-time analytics and obsessed with finding the most important breaking and viral stories every day. This person will mobilize journalists on all desks for an aggressive digital news report, as well as work with editors and producers in the management and presentation of its digital platforms. Inquiries should be directed to Dawn Needham, digital news editor, at  dneedham@detroitnews.com or (313) 222-1881.
Business Reporter: The successful candidate is a hard-driving reporter that would join the award-winning business team. Metro Detroit is home to a rejuvenated downtown with tech startups, new retail and restaurants. This reporter would cover Michigan’s evolving business landscape. Inquiries should be directed to Kelley Root, assistant managing editor/local news,  kroot@detroitnews.com or (313) 222-2522.
Features Reporter: The paper is looking for an experienced reporter to cover lifestyle and entertainment issues and trends. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer with an eye for detail and a great story and be interested in developing quick-turn stories for its digital platforms as well as long-form projects. This person should be active in social media. Inquiries should be directed to Felecia Henderson, assistant managing editor/features, at fhenderson@detroitnews.com or(313) 222-2557.
General Assignment Reporter: The ideal candidate for the local news team will have demonstrated an ability to produce both breaking news and enterprise stories, be comfortable on social media and a desire to be first on the big stories impacting the community. Inquiries should be directed to Kelley Root, assistant managing editor/local news, kroot@detroitnews.com or(313) 222-2522.
Investigations Team Reporter: This reporter will research, develop, write and produce groundbreaking, exclusive stories resulting from long- and short-term investigative projects. Successful candidates should be multi-taskers who also are able to contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events.  Typical day-to-day tasks include sifting through records and documents, turning complex subject matter into easy-to-understand copy. Successful candidates will have strong journalistic and editorial judgment, keep up to date on the changing social media spectrum and have computer-assisted reporting skills. This reporter must be a team player who can effectively work and discuss stories and story ideas with team members and editors. All inquiries should be directed to Walter Middlebrook, assistant managing editor,  wmiddlebrook@detroitnews.com or (313) 222-2429.
Sports Reporter: The ideal candidate will have the ability to work on the copy desk, on digital platforms and handle general assignment reporting duties as needed. Qualified candidates will have strong writing and editing skills, an ability to edit and report on deadline and be active on social media. All inquiries should be directed to Phil Laciura, sports editor,placiura@detnews.com or (313) 223-4640.