The Commercial Appeal is seeking a business reporter to cover real estate, tourism / hospitality and banking in Memphis. Here is a closer look at each area of this beat:
*Residential real estate: Memphis’ real estate market is hot right now. Sellers are flooded with offers. Buyers are scrambling to close. Homebuilders are struggling to keep up. We’re looking for someone who can dive into the real estate scene here and create everything from trending stories on mansions on the market to indepth looks at what happens when the market inevitably cools.
*Tourism / hospitality: The National Civil Rights Museum. Graceland. The Peabody and its famous ducks. More barbecue restaurants than you could visit in a year. The tourism / hospitality industry plays a key role in Memphis’ economy. This reporter will explore that role, with a focus on how the industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is recovering and dealing with the worker shortage.
*Banking: Memphis is home to a variety of banks small and large including First Horizon, which has its headquarters in the city’s Downtown. First Horizon is the largest bank in Tennessee and has locations across the Southeast. This reporter will look for banking trend stories, news consumers can use and opportunities to connect banking with the real estate portion of this beat.
This reporter will produce a mixture of daily, enterprise and project work, with an emphasis on enterprise stories that can drive digital subscriptions. This reporter will also frequently collaborate with other business and news reporters in Memphis.
To apply, go here.