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 - Detroit, MI
Issue Media Group seeks a managing editor to direct coverage of development, innovation, talent, and transformation in Detroit at our flagship publication, Model D
Ideal candidates will have experience writing and editing high-quality magazine-style features, experience in online publishing and social media, and an interest in urban and social issues, economic development, innovation and technology. Candidates will also bring a willingness to learn, a collaborative spirit, and a strong set of connections to thought leaders and creative talent in the market.
This is a part-time, contract position specifically designed for freelance writers and editors (or other individuals who are interested in seeking freelance work). View complete description and submit application here.
Project editor - Southeast Michigan Startup
Issue Media Group is seeking a part time, freelance project editor to oversee and develop content for Southeast Michigan Startup, a publication that covers the region's entrepreneurial ecosytsem and is funded by the New Economy Initiative. The ideal candidate will be a strong collaborator and disciplined self-starter who's familiar with Metro Detroit's entrepreneurial community and will have demonstrated experience developing and assigning feature stories and managing workflow. Read more and apply 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 email@example.com.
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.