Economic Development and Growth Reporter

Job Locations US-Memphis
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.”


We are 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.


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