Issue Media Group is a forward-looking, Inc. 5000 media company that is always looking for exceptional talent.
IMG primarily operates in a flexible, mobile work environment. Some positions require or favor residence in the metro Detroit area, while others can be done from anywhere.
Below, please find descriptions of positions that we are currently seeking to fill. Submit your resume for one or more positions here.
Project Manager - Detroit, MI
Issue Media Group is seeking a full-time project manager to oversee an enterprise wide project series focused on neighborhood-level reporting and engagement.
The project manager will cultivate and help retain long term relationships with project underwriters and manage projects start to finish, including scope, budget, staffing and overall strategy. As a liaison between underwriters, project teams and IMG leadership, the project manager will ensure underwriter expectations are met while project deliverables are completed at the highest quality, on mission, on time, and within scope and budget.
Projects will be based in different IMG geographies. Some travel may be required. View complete description and submit application here.
Project Editor - On the Ground - Detroit, MI
Model D seeks a project editor and reporter to create and coordinate in-depth, embedded coverage of Detroit's Live6 neighborhood in Detroit (Livernois / 6 Mile). This is a four-month assignment (1 planning month + 3 months of embedded reporting).
Working collaboratively with the On The Ground project team (which will include Model D's publisher and managing editor as well as our neighborhood partner), the project editor will be responsible for dedicated coverage of the people, places, and projects that are part of the community's identity and are moving the community forward.
View complete description and submit application here.
Engagement Manager - Detroit, MI
Model D seeks an engagement manager to oversee a social media strategy and support an events strategy for an upcoming series focused on in-depth neighborhood-level reporting in Detroit.
The engagement manager will work collaboratively with a project editor, as well as Model D staff and our neighborhood partner to develop and execute a comprehensive engagement strategy inclusive of social media, special events and programming of our neighborhood office space.
This is a three-month, part-time assignment. View complete description and submit application here.
Managing Editor - Cincinnati, OH
Are you passionate about the future of Cincinnati? Soapbox
seeks a managing editor with a strong understanding of Cincinnati's neighborhoods, its history and culture, the places that make it special, and the people and projects that are moving the city forward. The managing editor will direct the publication's coverage of development, innovation, talent, and transformation in Cincinnati.
You'll have the opportunity to lead an editorial "refresh and refocus," so come prepared with vision and ideas for making Soapbox a more relevant and widely-read publication. Our ideal candidate will have several years of experience writing and editing high-quality magazine-style features, demonstrated experience in digital journalism and social media, and an interest in urban and social issues, economic development, innovation and technology. This candidate will also bring a willingness to learn and experiment, a collaborative spirit, a knack for spotting emerging urban trends, and a strong set of connections to thought leaders and creative talent. Candidates must be based in Cincinnati and should have a good grasp of its neighborhoods.
View complete description and submit application here.
Freelance Writers - Michigan Kids
Issue Media Group currently seeks writers
to contribute content related to kids and family to a network of Michigan online publications. We are seeking profiles and features on a wide variety of issues that impact the health, well-being, and potential for success of children in Michigan communities, including early childhood, education, food access and food systems, and family stability (parenting, workforce development, etc.). We are especially committed to telling stories that explore issues of racial equity for children and families in cities and communities across the state.
Please send pitches along with clips and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our commitment to diversity
Issue Media Group (IMG) is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of inclusion and diversity. We embrace and encourage differences in gender, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, and all other characteristics that diversify its staff, including all full-time employees, contractors, contributors and vendors. Furthermore, we believe that an interest in diversity should extend outward and be reflected across the span of our work and relationships.
We practice inclusive reporting and storytelling that accurately and fairly portrays the communities in which we work. We seek out and include sources that are diverse in age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, political opinion, and social ideas. We uphold this belief in all of our reporting and projects.
We strive to apply this commitment to diversity across all employment practices, including recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, promotions, and terminations. By encouraging communication, participation, and a respect and understanding for the surrounding community, IMG seeks to create a safe, open work environment for staff of all backgrounds.
It is the responsibility of all IMG staff members to treat others with respect when representing the company. Staff members are expected to practice inclusive, dignified conduct that is reflective of the company’s commitment to diversity during both internal and public-facing work-related activities (ie: behavior in meetings with both staff members and clients, on social media, and at IMG-sponsored events). Staff members who exhibit inappropriate or discriminatory behavior are subject to disciplinary action.
If any member of the staff believes that he or she has been subjected to discriminatory behavior or knows of misconduct, he or she should seek assistance from the leadership team.
This policy guides our approach to all interactions with staff, clients, and readers. We fundamentally write about the future of cities, and therefore believe that we must strive to achieve a level of quality that represents our interest in diversity and respect, in both the content that we produce and the employees who we hire.