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Freelance Writer

The forthcoming Detroit edition of UrbanDaddy is seeking a freelance writer to cover restaurants, nightlife, style and other leisurely pursuits in the city.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a well-connected person with a robust iPhone Rolodex, and who cares passionately about the best of what's new in the city.

As a freelancer, you will be representing the brand in Detroit. You'll be responsible for coming up with relevant feature ideas, aggressively tracking impending venue openings, knowing relevant players in the nightlife and dining arenas and working your network of PR and professional contacts to keep our readers informed and ahead of the curve.

We want you to hit the ground running.

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It:

  • Write all local content
  • Identify and track on-brand restaurants, bars and other venues that are of interest to our audience
  • Arrange and oversee photo shoots, visit venues to obtain detailed, firsthand reporting
  • Work closely with editors to deliver informative, witty, conversational content in the UD style

From Within Your Arsenal:

  • Bachelor's Degree - Journalism or English preferred, but not required
  • More than three years of covering the Detroit food, nightlife and/or style scene
  • An undying love for Detroit (specifically in the areas of food, nightlife and entertainment)
  • A love (and knack) for finding interesting and ahead-of-the-curve content
  • A strong understanding of the UD voice and brand
  • A sharp and witty sense of humor that shines through in writing
  • The ability to inspire and manage others
  • A desire to be involved with an entrepreneurial company
  • Talent, plain and simple

To be considered, please submit resume, a cover letter explaining why you're the best candidate for the job and personal writing sample.

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