Hearst NewspapersNorwalk, CT
Full Time Job
State politics/government reporter
Hearst Connecticut Media Group's team of journalists covers communities in Fairfield and New Haven Counties and beyond, serving readers across platforms, including our sites, newsletters, social media accounts and more for eight daily and 14 weekly newspapers.
We're looking for an enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative reporter to cover state politics and government for the group at a time when we're growing digital subscriptions.
This reporter will cover daily news out of the governor's office and legislature, focusing on how governmental decisions made at the state level affect Connecticut residents' lives. In addition, this reporter will write enterprise stories that go far beyond the routine news that comes out of press conferences and legislative sessions and hearings.
Duties and responsibilities:
Works collaboratively with editors, other reporters, photographers and audience team members to tell impactful stories across platforms that engage and retain local subscribers and other readers.
Reports and writes quickly and effectively to break news online and follows up when appropriate with more in-depth enterprise pieces.
Demonstrates a comfort level with analyzing and interpreting metrics and uses them to inform coverage decisions in real-time and the long-term.
Effectively shoots and edits photos and video to accompany stories and is able to live tweet or go live on Facebook when it's warranted for bigger breaking stories
Experience writing for a newspaper, news website or magazine
Bachelor's degree preferred
Demonstrated success working in a deadline-driven environment
Highly organized and detail-oriented with a proven ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks
Ability to speak a second language like Spanish a plus
Valid driver's license and a working vehicle are required for this position
Send a cover letter, resume and clips for review.
HCMG is committed to growing and retaining a more diverse workforce that better reflects the communities we serve. We strongly encourage all people of working age, who are traditionally underrepresented in media to apply, including women, people of color, applicants with disabilities, those from the LGBTQ community and veterans.
Some great candidates may not check all the boxes for this role. If you're a passionate, dedicated worker who's interested in Hearst Connecticut Media Group but don't have all the skills listed here, please still reach out and tell us more about what you bring to the table.
This full-time job with benefits is based in Norwalk and is not eligible for remote candidates.