Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar.

• Minimum of 2 years’ newsroom experience, may include university or internships, including news and featuring reporting and photography.

• Experience developing sources, breaking news and writing features.

• Ability to promote work via social media.

• Background successfully completing multiple long-term assignments on deadline.

• Ability to shoot photos and video for news and feature stories.

• Ability to communicate effectively with sources, reporters and editors.

• Comfortable on stage and in front of a camera.

• Ability to travel, including internationally.

• Comfortable using web-based content-management systems.


• Professional experience in multimedia reporting.

• Background covering business news.

• Established social-media presence.

• Experience writing strong blog posts.

• Preference for candidate to work from our Detroit headquarters office.

Founded in 1989, Plastics News is a media brand serving primarily the North American market. The Plastics News brand includes the industry’s only weekly print publication, multiple news websites, a dozen e-newsletters, industry award programs and a half dozen live events, including the Plastics News Executive Forum. From a news perspective, Plastics News covers the business of the global plastics industry. It focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers. The publication’s mission is to report completely, promptly, fairly and accurately, and to provide plastics industry officials with the market information and competitive intelligence they need to do their jobs more effectively.