General Assignment Reporter

Connecticut Mirror, Hartford, Connecticut

Date PostedSeptember 05, 2017
IndustryNonprofit
SpecialtyGeneral Assignment
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$35,000 negotiable based on experience
Websitehttp://www.ctmirror.org
Description:

The Connecticut Mirror is seeking an ambitious, aggressive, and adaptable general assignment reporter who can balance breaking news and enterprise stories with a focus on politics, public policy and statewide issues.  Strong writing skills are a must.

 

General Assignment Reporter Job Requirements:

·       Accurately and thoughtfully report on any topic as assigned.

·       Fill in for specialty beat reporters.

·       Dissect complex public issues and explain them in a way that is relevant to readers.

·       Demonstrate a willingness to challenge powerful individuals and institutions.

·       Write clear, engaging, well-organized stories that capture both the principal elements and nuances of an event or issue.

·       Provide both breaking news coverage and enterprise stories with an emphasis on explanatory journalism.

·       Work collaboratively with your editor and other reporters and colleagues.

·       Demonstrate the ability to develop a part-time beat that aligns with The Mirror’s needs.

·       Use web and social media tools both to build audience for stories and as a reporting resource.

·       Take news photographs and shoot video.

·       Demonstrate a firm understanding of the use of data to explain and buttress stories and use basic digital tools to create graphics, charts and tables.

Interested candidates with a minimum of two years of reporting experience are invited to submit a resume and at least three writing samples to CT Mirror Editor Claude Albert (calbert@ctmirror.org).

 

About The Connecticut Mirror:

The Connecticut Mirror is a nonprofit, non-partisan, independent online publisher of news, opinion, and data covering policy, government, and politics in Connecticut.  Its mission is to inform Connecticut residents about the impact of public policy, promote policy-making transparency, hold government accountable, boost civic engagement, and strengthen democracy.  The Connecticut Mirror publishes daily news and in-depth stories covering the state budget / finance, legislation, high impact policy, politics, education, health care, urban / regional issues, and the environment.  The Mirror’s sister sites include CTViewpoints, Connecticut’s statewide opinion page, and TrendCT, Connecticut’s leader in data journalism.  The Mirror has published continuously since its launch in January 2010.

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