Staff Writer

Gongwer News Service Michigan, Lansing, Michigan

Date Posted November 18, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


State Capitol Reporter

Gongwer News Service Michigan ( is seeking a full-time reporter to cover state government and politics from the company’s Lansing, Michigan, offices. The person selected will contribute to Gongwer’s Michigan Report, which is read by leaders across the state and nation.

That work will entail covering activity in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Michigan government as well as elections in the state. Candidates also will be expected to cover statewide officeholder activities, state agency meetings and developments and political news. Candidates also will be expected to produce regular longer-range enterprise pieces.

The reporter will also contribute to the company’s variety of online news and legislative information services.

A background in daily news reporting is strongly recommended. Experience in covering government operations and politics, and an interest in public policy is preferred as is knowledge of filing public records requests through the Freedom of Information Act. Familiarity with blogging, social media, web design and coding a plus.

Gongwer offers competitive salaries based on experience, a comprehensive insurance package, a 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matches and several other benefits that aren’t common in the industry.

Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, clips, references and salary requirements to Zach Gorchow, Editor, at by December 1.

Gongwer is an equal opportunity employer.

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