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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.

Managing Editor - Pop City (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pop City, a weekly online magazine covering urban development, innovation, the arts and other issues in Pittsburgh, is seeking a Managing Editor to direct the publication's coverage of Pittsburgh's new economy and the region's continued revitalization.
 
The ideal candidate will have experience writing and editing high-quality magazine-style features, a basic knowledge of urban issues, economic development, innovation and technology, as well as a willingness to learn, and passion for all things Pittsburgh.  
 
We seek a candidate with demonstrated understanding of audience development and engagement strategies, experience in digital media, and social media savvy. This candidate should bring to the publication a strong and informed perspective on the issues that impact the growth, development, and culture of the city, including talent, diversity, environment and innovation.
 
Pop City Managing Editor will:
  • Drive the publication's editorial vision and mission
  • Coordinate all weekly Pop City content, including features, news, photography and video
  • Lead regular in-person editorial meetings with the Pop City team
  • Identify, interview and hire freelance reporters and writers as needed
  • Coordinate photography in collaboration with the Pop City Managing Photographer
  • Manage Pop City's social media strategy (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
  • Oversee section editors and edit all sections of Pop City, including Development, Innovation, For Good, Jobs, Founders, Companies, and Buzz
  • Coordinate with IMG leadership team as needed
  • Manage a monthly budget and control editorial costs with support from IMG leadership team
  • Write at least one feature story per month, payment for which is included in the weekly retainer
This is a part-time, contract position that is specifically designed for freelance writers and editors (or other individuals who are interested in seeking freelance work). Successful MEs understand how to effectively balance competing demands on time.
 
This is a fun, interesting, rewarding position within a fast-growing new media company.  For more information or to apply, click here or send a resume, cover letter and three clips to Lee Chilcote.

Managing Editor - Memphis, TN 

Issue Media Group, a national media company based in Detroit that publishes online magazines across the U.S. and in Canada, is launching an online publication to cover development, innovation, the arts and other issues in Memphis. IMG is hiring a Managing Editor to direct the publication’s coverage of Memphis’s new economy and the region’s revitalization.

The ideal candidate will have experience writing and editing high-quality magazine-style features, a basic knowledge of urban issues, economic development, innovation and technology as well as a willingness to learn, and passion for all things Memphis.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have an instinct for reader-friendly tech stories, demonstrated experience in digital media, social media, and an understanding of audience development. Candidates should be based in Memphis and have a strong grasp of its neighborhoods.
 
Managing Editor will:
  • Drive the publication's editorial vision and mission
  • Coordinate all weekly content, including features, news, photography and video
  • Lead regular in-person editorial meetings with the editorial team
  • Identify, interview and hire freelance reporters and writers as needed
  • Coordinate photography in collaboration with the Managing Photographer
  • Manage social media strategy (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
  • Oversee section editors and edit all sections of the publication, including Development, Innovation, For Good, Jobs, Founders, Companies, and Buzz
  • Assist in oversight of special editorial projects as applicable
  • Coordinate with IMG leadership team
  • Manage a monthly budget and control editorial costs with support from IMG leadership team
  • Write at least one feature story per month, payment for which is included in the weekly retainer
This is a part-time, contract position that is specifically designed for freelance writers and editors (or other individuals who are interested in seeking freelance work). Successful MEs understand how to effectively balance competing demands on time.
 
This is a fun, interesting, rewarding position within a fast-growing new media company.  For more information or to apply, click here or send a resume, cover letter and three clips to Lee Chilcote.

Publisher for Elevation DC (Washington, D.C.)
 
This is not an editorial position.
 
We are looking for someone who has:
  • At least three-five years outside sales and/or development experience, preferably calling on foundations and community based organizations;
  • Experience managing client relations;
  • An understanding of economic development and city building;
  • Sophistication in online media.
ElevationDC is an online publication about the people, ideas and innovators creating a world-class city desirable to the creative class with a specific focus on entrepreneurship, startups, place building, arts and culture. Every Wednesday ElevationDC publishes a new newsletter edition discussing DC's most important developments and innovations and highlighting the city's game changers.
 
The ElevationDC Publisher will have a sales and account management role in DC and Baltimore focused on generating revenue through development activities and on client retention and engagement.

Publisher will engage stakeholders in the product, communicate with managing editor to fulfill client commitments, and co-facilitate quarterly editorial advisories. Publisher will develop readership and will identify media partners, identify potential presentation and speaking opportunities, and maintain presence on relevant social media sites to promote ElevationDC. 

Learn more and apply here.
 
Publisher - Fresh Water (Cleveland, OH)

This is not an editorial position.
 
We are looking for someone who has:
  • At least three-five years outside sales and/or development experience, preferably calling on foundations and community based organizations;
  • Experience managing client relations;
  • An understanding of economic development and city building;
  • Sophistication in online media.
Fresh Water Cleveland is an online publication about the people, ideas and innovators creating a world-class city, with a specific focus on entrepreneurship, startups, placemaking, and arts and culture. Every Thursday, Fresh Water publishes a newsletter edition discussing Cleveland's most important developments and innovations and highlighting the city's game changers. 
 
The publisher will have a sales and account management role, focused on generating revenue through development activities, client retention, engaging stakeholders in the product, communicating with managing editor to fulfill client commitments and co-facilitating quarterly editorial advisory meetings, and marketing the publication through identifying potential email list and media partners and presentation and speaking opportunities.

Learn more and apply here.
 
Project editors
 
Issue Media Group seeks project editors to oversee underwriting programs for publications throughout the state of Michigan.
 
Project editors are responsible for coordinating feature stories and news items for multiple publications. Project editors develop an understanding of underwriting focus areas (see sample focus areas below); prepare and manage an editorial calendar; manage a dedicated underwriting budget; develop story ideas with client, account manager, and local managing editors; keep an inventory of underwritten content; and review program budget and deliverables with IMG leadership team on a monthly basis. 
 
Focus areas include: 
  • Workforce / talent development
  • Water / Great Lakes
  • Higher ed 
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Transportation
  • Food systems 
Learn more and apply here.

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