Plastics News, Crain Communications’ weekly business newspaper for the global plastics industry, is seeking a smart, talented staff reporter for our Detroit headquarters office.We need someone to cover key beats, including the automotive plastics sector. We’re looking for an outstanding writer and reporter who will scoop our competition, stay on top of trends, and report big stories first. Requirements:The core abilities to report, write, interview, make deadlines, learn, understand and develop story ideas are crucial. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to mix those skills with modern story-telling and news-sharing tools and technologies, including photos, video and social media.• At least one year of reporting and writing experience, preferably at a daily newspaper• A track record of breaking news and thoughtful analysis• Ability to meet daily and weekly deadlines• Solid news judgment• Experience in nurturing and covering a beat, with experience in business journalism a plus• Ability to develop sources• Video shooting/editing experience preferred, but aptitude and willingness to learn are essential• A fluency in current and emerging social mediaAbout Plastics NewsFounded in 1989, Plastics News is a media brand serving primarily the North American market. The PN 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. Plastics News is also the leading marketing and advertising vehicle for customers that need to reach the North American market. About Crain CommunicationsAn industry leader, Crain Communications Inc. is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 30 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia. The company’s 850 employees in 11 locations produce exciting publications, digital products, events, marketing services, custom publishing, lead generation and research. We thank you for your interest in Crain Communications and invite you to visit our website as positions are updated regularly.This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader.Crain Communications is an Equal Opportunity EmployerTo apply for this position please visit our Web site at www.crain.com and search under the Careers section. Please include cover letter, clips, and resume for consideration. Crain is an equal opportunity employer.