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?

We are currently looking for a Report for America reporter to cover government accountability.

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

Senior reporter (Accepting applications)

We’re looking for a government accountability reporter to join our newsroom. MLK50 covers issues at the intersection of power, policy and poverty. We’re looking for a senior reporter with 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.

Development director

Social media producer

What’s it like to work for MLK50?

Generous vacation time, because self-care.

All MLK50 employees receive 34 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