Contributors

Detroit: the comeback kid, the city that hustles and works hard. We see it all around us and from around the nation. But Detroiters want more, and we’re here to give it to them.

We are Detroit’s digital communication and media platform, built for how cities and the individuals that comprise them interact with one another. We’re a multimedia site that infuses storytelling and digital tools to engage our city’s residents and organizations. We’re covering all subjects that make up our city, from education to culture, sports to urban development, and other issues and stories you won’t read about in the daily blogs that populate Detroit.

Detroitisit is searching for the writers and collaborators that can help bring this voice to the fore. With the right sentiment, tone and knowledge to take on topics on business, auto, new economy, tech, digital, mobility, urban development, culture, art, food, style, education, features, wellness and more.

We can’t wait to hear from you, see samples of your work, and discuss how we can bring the story of why Detroit is it, to not only our city, but also the world.


Internships

Interested Summer 2018 Interns Apply!

Join a team of dynamic innovators in a start up environment as we create a new digital media platform that is the connection point where entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations, and individuals connect with Detroit and its story. Detroitisit.com will provide the main destination for community, culture, events and info-gathering in Detroit.

Openings with the following interest, experience and expertise:

  • Communications / marketing
  • Social media
  • Digital media
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Writing
  • Graphics
  • Illustration
  • Rendering
  • Animation

Our ideal candidate is a college student, pursuing a degree in any of the above related fields and has a portfolio showcasing their best work. Other must-have qualities include excellent written and verbal communication skills, has an engaged social media presence, the ability to juggle multiple projects and is proactive.

We offer real-world experience that can lead to a permanent position within our organization. Our interns are invited and encouraged to contribute to strategy, project development, proposal writing, select client interaction, brand development, content creation, cultural immersion, events and more. Our interns are not here to make coffee! University credit available.


Editorial Intern

We’re looking for an intern who’s passionate about storytelling and digital journalism, who’s excited to learn and participate in every aspect of the editorial process, from reading submissions to promoting the finished product. We’re looking for an intern who is able to communicate our what we’re looking for to a wider audience as we look for new and qualified contributors. Interns will also have the opportunity to pitch and write a story for us.

Social Media Intern

We’re looking for someone who’s highly active on social media, with an understanding of what makes a great tweet or Facebook post, the difference between the two, and fresh ideas for how an against-the-grain media outlet like Detroitisit should be using social media. Candidates should also be passionate about storytelling and journalism, and understand how to pull the most titillating part of a story out and turn it into a clickable, compelling social post.

Production Intern.

We’re looking for an intern who’s a go-getter, always ready with new ideas, eager to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Someone who’s ready to work in a start up environment and has a strong capacity for thinking on their own feet, curious about project development and timing, is good with finalizing all levels of task, is communicative and ready for outreach to clients and partners. Candidates should have excellent writing skills.