If you've got what it takes, we'd like to talk to you about working for Metro Times - the largest circulation, most-read weekly in metro Detroit.
Metro Times offers a progressive work environment along with competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance and 401k. Our office is located in downtown Detroit in Greektown.
If you don't see a position currently open in your area of interest, you may forward your resumé and cover letter to one or more of the following departments (or send via snail-mail to Metro Times, 733 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48226):
Metro Times is part of family owned media company, Times Shamrock Communications, founded in 1895. Times Shamrock, a growth oriented company, publishes 43 publications including the following alternatives: Baltimore City Paper, Orlando Weekly, Cleveland Scene, and the San Antonio Current. Times Shamrock also owns 17 radio stations and 5 printing presses across the country.
Metro Times, the largest, most-read weekly in metro Detroit is currently accepting applications for inside Classified Sales Representatives. Sell line and/or display advertising to an eclectic and exciting group of clients, business owners, and advertising decision makers in categories including employment, real estate, automotive, and services. You will be required to maintain and expand an existing account list and will generate leads to expand your client base. Qualified candidates should possess the following:
Metro Times offers a fun, progressive work environment, a competitive performance-based compensation plan and a benefits program including medical, dental, vision, and 401K. If you are intelligent, persuasive, confident, persistent, well-organized and are looking for a career in classified advertising sales, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to: Classified Sales Position, Metro Times, 733 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48226 or Fax to 313-961-3802.
Manage an extensive list of business relationships in the Ferndale and Royal Oak areas. Act as a key partner in all event and advertising-driven products in print and online. Excellent benefits and compensation. Potential to earn 40k+ first year on job. If you have a great sense of humor, strong desire to succeed, and meet the mentioned requirements, we would like to talk to you.Send a cover letter and resume to Chris Sexson at email@example.com
5+ years of advertising sales experience
National account experience a plus
Proven track record of sales success
Driven to advance; motivated by next “get”
Understands selling techniques and the value of relationships
Positive and outgoing personality
Understands Metro Times brand
Develop and manage an extensive list of business relationships in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area. Act as a key partner in all event and advertising-driven products in print and online.
3-5 years of advertising sales experience
Proven track record of sales success
Strong business development & account management skills
Excellent presentation and closing skills
Creative thinker and motivated, self-starter
Ability to create copy, develop and pitch ideas for advertising campaigns
Passion for print and digital media
Positive, outgoing personality and polished, professional demeanor
Understanding of Metro Times brand
*National account experience a plus*
**Existing relationships with retail accounts in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area a plus**
Excellent benefits and compensation. Potential to earn 40k+ first year. If you have a great sense of humor, a strong desire to succeed, and meet the mentioned requirements, we would like to talk with you. Send a cover letter and resume to Chris Sexson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deliver Metro Times every week! Metro Times' Circulation Department is looking for qualified independently contracted drivers with newspaper experience to deliver Metro Times on Wednesdays in metro-Detroit (including the city and several surrounding suburban areas). Must have a van or pick-up truck and valid driver's license and insurance. Positions available immediately. Please call Erica Grabski, Circulation Director, at 313-202-8049, or e-mail at email@example.com.
The Promotions Intern will assist in all the marketing areas of the Metro Times, specifically the newspaper and event management.
Knowledge & Skills
Candidate must be capable of initiating and maintaining personal relationships. In addition, he/she should be able to coordinate with all the departments involved to ensure the completion of the associated marketing programs. A high degree of organization and self-motivation is required as are strong time management skills.The candidate should be creative, possess a positive attitude and a willingness to act independently if called to do so. This person must quickly learn the product and the market. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office as well as social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Candidate must be a United States citizen, have approved citizenship papers, or a current work visa, and be at least 21 years old. Candidate must also be able to receive college credit for the internship. Available to work evenings and weekends is a plus.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Metro Times is looking to start a revolution and we need your help! If you are hot, love barhopping, socializing, dancing and being a VIP, we want you! We don't want wallflowers. You must be energetic, outgoing and fun!
This revolution requires a heavy guerrilla marketing attack. You must be organized, able to write, take pictures and dedicated to the cause of promoting the best events in metro Detroit.
Metro Times will provide you with material, access and all the free swag you can handle to promote our events to the fullest, both before and during our events. You will be responsible for handing out fliers, running contest giveaways, Facebooking, handing out promotional items on-site, taking pictures and having a good time. Street Team Ambassadors must be able to lift heavy items and must not be afraid to get their hands dirty.
Street Team is flexible to your schedule, there are opportunities to grow with the Metro Times and this is a great experience builder for resumes. Street Team positions are currently unpaid, however, special events may be compensated. Most of our events involve alcohol, so most of the Street Team staff is 21+. We do keep an under-21 team though, so don't get discouraged!
Interested candidates can submit their cover letter, resume, a recent photo of themselves and samples of their work to Maggie at email@example.com.
Hours needed: 10-15 hrs per week. Hours are flexible. A commitment of twelve (12) weeks or more is required.
Mondays - 1pm-6pm
Tuesdays - 1pm-6pm
Fridays - 1pm-6pm
• Assisting in all aspects of the production process.
• Checking in ads to be worked on.
• Processing emailed artwork.
• Processing pick up ads and simple ad changes.
• Cross checking ad manifests to ensure accuracy.
• Upkeep & maintenance as directed of past issue library, ad archives, production server, and ad proofs folders.
• Ad design & production.
• Producing concepts for MT events, logos, promotions, in house creative material, etc.
• Taking part in group brainstorming sessions & critiques.
The ideal candidate for an MT production intern is a BFA candidate with the desire to learn about professional graphic design and the
production process of a weekly newspaper. The intern will learn to manage their time effectively and work within the deadline cycle. Talent and enthusiasm for art & graphic design is a must. Interns will receive art direction from the production manager, creative director and the other designers, but will also be expected to independently produce solutions to creative problems.
Proficiency in Adobe CS4 software, especially Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator
Excellent writing & verbal communication skills
Great work ethic and time management skills
HTML & web design skills a plus
The production department at the Metro Times is a fun and challenging work environment. It is the perfect place for a design student to learn, develop their portfolio, network with industry professionals, and develop new skills that they will carry with them throughout their career. This is an unpaid internship. Students MUST receive credit for this internship.
Please email resume, cover letter and samples for review to Justin Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro Times, needs creative, motivated interns for our editorial department. The day-to-day grunt work is unpaid, but they'll be paid for any of their stories we publish. If they're up to it, we'll even let them tackle a cover story. Send in a cover letter stating your interest in an editorial internship, along with a copy of your resume and three samples of your writing. We'd prefer samples of journalistic writing, but they don't have to be. Keep in mind, however, that we are a newspaper that prides itself on being in touch with the community. We want to see your writing about the world around you; navel-gazing ramblings belong in your diary, not in our paper. Writing should be crisp and insightful, with welcome dollops of humor and passion.Your resume must include at least three references; THEY WILL BE CHECKED. We'll contact you if we want you to come in for an interview. Our address is 733 St. Antoine, Detroit, 48226. Our office number is 313-961-4060; our fax number is 313-961-6598. Mark the materials to the attention of Michael Jackman. You can e-mail your materials to email@example.com. For more information on Editorial Interships, read our Editorial Intern FAQ's.
We offer about 10-15 internships a year, spread out over three trimesters.