We’re Hiring an Editor!

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The Community Foundation is seeking an editor with outstanding writing, editing and creative skills.

The ideal candidate will possess research, planning, organizational and resource management skills with the ability to work comfortably under press in a fast-paced environment.

The editor is responsible for developing and implementing effective communications to increase awareness of the Community Foundation, to advance the impact of its grants and initiatives, and to support the development of new gifts and donors.

This position supports the Community Foundation’s goals, strategies and brand by helping to convey these to the relevant internal and external audiences.

Working with the Foundation’s management, staff, volunteer committees, donors and grantee organizations, the editor-in-chief builds a positive image of the Foundation through a comprehensive communications program including storytelling and publications.


  • Lead the storytelling initiatives for the Foundation.
  • Generate story ideas
  • Develop production timeline and strictly adhere to timeline requirements
  • Write stories and manage freelance content producers to meet quality and timeline expectations
  • Approve content, appearance, and layout of featured articles
  • Oversee photography, design and artwork to be used in the publication
  • Write, proofread, and edit articles to meet publication standards
  • Arrange and attend photo shoots
  • Actively raise the profile of the publications
  • Assist all staff to meet deadlines
  • Work with Foundation management and staff on communication needs and special projects and initiatives support.
  • Implement consistent branding and internal/external messaging.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or related major field
  • Superior writing and editing skills with experience in different research, topics, formats, and audiences
  • Three years of work experience as a publications’ editor
  • Demonstrable experience in producing relevant content to target audiences
  • Strong writing, editing and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to nurture long-term relationships with CFSEM staff and industry influencers
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills
  • Good understanding of strategic editorial planning
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage ambiguity and demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong collaboration capabilities
  • Experience working with foundations and nonprofits a plus


The Community Foundation is in the heart of downtown Detroit, near Campus Martius, the Riverfront, and many parks and restaurants. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life/LTD insurances, paid parking, along with paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time. A 403(b) savings plan is available, along with a Foundation-funded pension program.

To Apply

Send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Nancy Davies, human resources officer at:

At the present time, in maintaining a safe work environment the Community Foundation asks all staff members to be fully vaccinated or take a weekly COVID-19 test.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.