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Want to be part of the future of local journalism? Want to make an impact with your work every week and be part of a thriving newsroom that is growing? This is a unique opportunity to become part of one of the country’s leading local news sites in one of the country’s most dynamic and diverse cities. You would be joining one of the few newsrooms in the country determined to prove a digital-only newsroom can serve all our readers and be successful. The Daily Memphian was started in 2018 as an online-only news site. In less than two years, we have surpassed the legacy, 100-year-old local newspaper to become the largest newsroom in our market.

Unlike most other non-profit, online news sites, we are a full-service daily news site with a 35-person newsroom staff. We built our own content management system, and we have our own local customer service, IT, and marketing teams. We are what the future of local journalism will look like. 

Read more about The Daily Memphian here:

Current Open Editorial Positions:

If you want to join our team, send a one-page cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the position you are interested in, along with your resume, to Ronnie Ramos, editor, at rramos@dailymemphian.com

  • Economic Development & Growth Reporter: The Daily Memphian is looking for a versatile reporter who can deliver breaking news, quick turn-around features and longer-range enterprise stories on issues of growth, economic development and new businesses in a thriving metro area that has been experiencing strong growth and development. The Economic Development & Growth reporter must be able to work collaboratively with other departments to break news on companies entering the market and existing businesses expanding in the market while also monitoring several economic development engines that focus on recruiting and tax incentives. You must be able to spot trends, connect dots and write deep-dive stories about economic growth in the area.
  • Public Companies Reporter: The Daily Memphian, is looking for a versatile reporter who can deliver breaking news, quick turn-around features and longer-range enterprise stories on public companies in the area, including some of the most prominent businesses in the nation: FedEx, International Paper and AutoZone. The Public Companies reporter must be able to cultivate sources within these high-profile companies and deliver exclusive breaking news, informative features and must-read interviews with top-ranked executives. You must be able to spot trends, connect dots and write deep-dive stories about the areas public companies.
  • Metro Investigative Reporter: The Daily Memphian is looking for that veteran reporter with a proven track record of investigative work. We are looking for someone with the experience to tackle complex issues, hold public officials and local leaders accountable, and provide timely analysis on the most prevalent issues facing our community. The ideal candidate is someone who cannot only expose wrong-doing but is able to research and present possible solutions. This is not an entry-level position. We are looking for someone with three-plus years experience working in a daily journalism environment.
  • Digital Desk Reporter: The Daily Memphian is looking for a versatile reporter who is comfortable working in two key areas: quickly turning around breaking or trending news stories, and producing stories through the site’s digital desk, including live blogs and coronavirus coverage. This person should be creative and curious about the world around them. Good writing skills, an eye for detail and better-than-average expertise with social media channels are musts for this position. Speed and a knowledge of how to use data in journalism are also critical for success.

Current Open Marketing Positions:

Contact Wendy Greenlaw, Director of Audience Development, at wgreenlaw@dailymemphian.com.

Social Media Manager: The Daily Memphian is looking for a Social Media Manager who can enhance our brand and build strong online communities through our various social media platforms. The Social Media Manager will be responsible for developing and administering social media content that is designed to expand brand awareness, engage users, achieve company goals, and create an interactive relationship between readers and The Daily Memphian.

Additionally, the successful candidate will also be required to:

· Continually collect and review social media data to develop more effective campaigns

· Monitor the company’s social media accounts and offer constructive interaction with users

· Work closely with marketing and editorial to develop social media campaigns aligned to achieving company goals

· Create and manage Facebook and Google ad campaigns for editorial content and marketing initiatives, including lead generation

· Test the effectiveness of ad campaigns on other platforms, such as LinkedIn, Nextdoor and other social media apps and sites

· Continually refine and manage custom audience segments 

· Manage lead generation campaigns including importing data to our ESP

· Create, manage, and promote contests, polls, and events across all social platforms, coordinated with ad sales, marketing, and editorial teams

· Utilize Facebook and Instagram stories to build brand awareness and promote editorial content

· Manage website SEO through our content management system

· Analyze the long-term needs of the company’s social media strategy and offer monthly reports to the management team that outlines results and any necessary changes to the digital marketing plan

The candidate must also work well with various teams, be innovative, creative and stay abreast of industry trends. You must be able to develop a deep understanding of the demographics of both our current and potential audiences, and to communicate about those demographics to editorial, management, marketing and so on.

We’d prefer candidates with at least 5 years of experience managing a company’s presence on sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. You must be well versed in Facebook Ads Manager and Google Ads. Google Analytics experience a plus.