The Commercial Appeal is seeking a reporter to cover the suburbs of Memphis. The successful candidate will break news daily about the communities outside Memphis, with a sharp focus on education, development and community news of significance. The reporter who joins our award-winning team should have video and social media expertise, and a passion for storytelling. The ideal candidate produces smart, context-filled stories and other content on tight deadlines and understands the difference in writing for various platforms. This position requires a versatile journalist equally skilled in building and working sources on breaking news stories as well as developing and reporting new angles on trending topics. The successful candidate will: Put a human face on the news, approaching the beat through the lens of prosperity -- who has it, who doesn't and why. Bring a digital mindset to the beat, using social media savvy to bring news to readers where they are. That means employing real-time metrics to respond to audience demand and reader interest. Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high-interest events. Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues, and produce watchdog journalism that leads to change. Act as a public ambassador through community outreach and connect with readers through social media platforms. Here's what you need: Bachelor's degree in journalism or related discipline At least five years of reporting experience Excellent communication and time management skills Ability to produce accurate and detailed content in a competitive environment Expertise with all major social media platforms Video production skills a plus About The Commercial Appeal: The Commercial Appeal is proud to be a part of Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK. We are an energetic and fast-paced media company with a news team committed to covering the Memphis area. If you\u2019re looking for a rewarding challenge, the CA is the place to be.