Join our award-winning newsroom

We’re always looking for talented, creative, collaborative folks who believe journalism can be used as a tool to pursue justice. If that’s you, please fill out this form.

Who are we looking for?

In 2022, MLK50 will be hiring for the positions listed. Check back here for job descriptions and specifics on how to apply. Questions? Email

Science reporter (Apply Now)

We are looking for an experienced science writer to dig up and into health equity. Working with local nonprofit groups and county health officials, this reporter will write data-driven stories that might range from examining nutrition and food deserts to probing vaccine and physician access to revealing environmental toxins and the ravages of gun violence.

This is a two-year, grant-funded position supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with the possibility of longer-term employment.

Success in this role will require a deep understanding of MLK50’s mission and values and strong news judgment. The ideal candidate needs to be a savvy researcher who can understand data reports and mine them for gold. 

Find out more about this position and how to apply here.

Senior reporter (Upcoming position)

We’ll soon be looking for a senior reporter to join our newsroom. MLK50 covers issues at the intersection of power, policy and poverty. The ideal candidate will have five to seven years daily reporting experience. You’ll use and interpret public records and data sets to tell daily, enterprise and investigative stories. We’re a small newsroom and committed to creative storytelling; we’re not bound to the typical inverted pyramid news story. Skeptical of official narratives? Love AP style? Super-organized? You are our people.

What’s it like to work for MLK50?

Generous vacation time, because self-care.

All MLK50 employees receive 35 days off per year, including vacation, paid holidays and the two weeks that the entire team is off each year. Sick/family care time is unlimited.

Stipend for professional development

As an employee, you will be eligible for a $1,000 annual stipend for classes, certifications, books/materials, etc.

Some of our past job offerings

What do we look for in a team member? Check out these past positions we’ve filled. Find them here and here.

Have questions?
Contact us.

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MLK50: Justice Through Journalism
1910 Madison Avenue #2220
Memphis, TN 38104