Investigative Editor

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


*Relocation to Memphis, TN required*


The Daily Memphian is a locally led, locally owned online news site focused on all aspects of the Memphis area, from local government to high school sports to food, arts & culture, business, education, neighborhoods and much more. We have a newsroom of 35 full-time staff plus 20 freelancers. Our full-time news staff is nearly 50% female and a third people of color. The Atlantic praised us as a “lab experiment for local news” and NiemanLab at Harvard wrote, “The Daily Memphian’s model deserves attention.”


Our organization is looking for an investigative editor to lead our in-depth and watchdog reporting coverage. This senior-level management position will work across the newsroom to identify, execute and edit key stories and projects that hold our leaders accountable, uncover wrongdoing and corruption, and provide deeper context during major breaking news events.  We are committed to solutions journalism, and the ideal candidate should be able to work with reporters to do more than just expose problems; they should be able to explore and report on possible solutions. It is important to note that our publication is strictly digital. Key items:

  • Ability to progress and lead newsroom with original ideas.
  • Strong aptitude for teaching and coaching.
  • Adheres to tight deadlines and comfortable pushing team in a constructive way.
  • Effective collaborator with a start-up mentality.
  • At least 5 years of management experience highly preferred.
  • Past experience as an investigative reporter and/or editor preferred.
  • Comfortable with an accelerated growth path within organization.



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