College basketball reporter
Want to be part of the future of local journalism, free from corporate mandates, cutbacks and general oppression? Want to make an impact with your work every week and be part of a thriving newsroom? 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.
The Daily Memphian, Memphis’ largest local news site, is looking for a college basketball writer to cover the University of Memphis basketball team. We are looking for someone who has urgency to break news and reporting and writing talents to produce unique content readers will not find anywhere else. Prior experience on a sports beat is strongly desired. Prior experience covering college sports is preferred. This is not an entry level position; three to five years reporting experience is strongly preferred.
You would be joining one of the few newsrooms in the country hell bent on proving a digital-only newsroom can serve all our readers and be successful. The Daily Memphian was started in 2018 as online-only news site. In less than two years, we have become the largest local news web site in our market in terms of paid digital subscriptions, surpassing the legacy local newspaper. 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 and marketing teams. We are what the future of local journalism will look like.