We’re a forward-thinking, media platform sharing all things Detroit. We’re always looking for contributing writers, videographers, photographers, and illustrators ready to share their creativity and new ideas for, from, and about Detroit. We engage and excite our audiences through digital content and discussion about urban development, smart cities, culture, civic, non-profit, education, ecology, food, events, business – in brief, all topics that encompass a city, its citizens, its visitors, and its communities. Did you know we have 26K Facebook friends? 12K Insta friends and 3k Twitter followers! Our contributors have also worked with some of the most reputable publications while our editorial team has earned awards and recognition from industry peers. Contributing to Detroitisit puts you and your story in good company is a place that allows your creativity to shine and provides you a chance to make a difference in this world.
Videos: Please only send video submissions that have not already been published online—this includes YouTube, Vimeo, etc. (if you’re using one of these platforms, please send us private or password-protected links). Generally, videos should be shorter than 3 minutes long. We won’t publish or use videos that include unlicensed music or images.
What kinds of photos do we accept?
Pretty much everything except photos that include drugs and/or nudity.
We’re looking for perfection from all work we publish and will ask for changes and work with you on making your submission perfect. Most of our editorial calendar is planned far in advance of when pieces are published, so there’s a chance it will still take quite some time to receive edits—feel free to follow up if we accept something and you haven’t heard back after two weeks!
We’ll then send you a contributor’s agreement, which you’ll need to sign to grant us permission to publish your work.
You’ll work with an editor to fact check your article, ask you questions, give you notes on changes, and possibly work with you to rewrite some of the articles, in order to make it as clear as possible for our audience. Our editor has a responsibility to DII and our readers, to make sure everything we publish is accurate, fair, well-written, and not carrying an agenda other than the one clearly laid out in the story itself. When the editing process is complete, you’ll get a last look at any changes. We publish only when the writer and editor are in complete agreement on every word of the story.
Our editor controls the headline, and the photo or illustration that runs with your story.
Yes. Our rates vary depending on the format of a given piece.