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

Development director (Apply now)

The development director will be expected to lead the planning and implementation of MLK50’s revenue strategies to match the organization’s values and ensure our long-term sustainability. We are looking for someone who can dream big and map the steps to get us there. Want to know more? Read the job description and how to apply here.

Audience engagement manager (Apply now)

Success in this role will require a deep understanding of our mission and values and strong news judgment. The right candidate will have to be experienced growing the social media presence for a mid-sized organization (preferably a news outlet). They understand the hustle behind deadlines. They are an experienced content creator; they should know how to produce and edit news-driven content. 

And most of all, our audience engagement manager will communicate with a voice that makes the community feel included. If that’s you, read the full job description and how to apply here.

Senior reporter (Upcoming position)

We’ll soon be looking for a reporter to join our newsroom. MLK50 covers issues at the intersection of power, policy and poverty. The ideal senior reporter candidate will have five to seven years of daily reporting experience. 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.

Use the details to the right to get ahold of us.


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