Investigative Editor

Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc, Hartford, Connecticut

Date Posted July 17, 2020
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Investigative
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary New hires start at the beginning of the salary range.

Description:

Do you believe that investigative journalism is missing from local media? Do you think accountability of public and private institutions of power is essential to democracy? Do you want to lead an organization on a mission to serve the public good and make a difference in our community, while serving the underserved and amplifying the voices of those who are often unheard in mainstream media? If you are comfortable writing, editing, and producing in a multi-format and multi-platform environment then you should check this out. 

Connecticut Public has an immediate opening for an experienced, ambitious and resourceful Investigative Editor to create and lead a three-person team dedicated to producing high-quality, high-impact local investigative journalism. And your stories here will get great play – Connecticut Public is a statewide public broadcasting network with both television and radio distribution throughout Connecticut as well as into Massachusetts and New York. We also are the home to the 10-station New England News Collaborative, and we have a close working relationship with NPR and PBS. 

This editor will not only head up our investigative team but will work closely with our journalists across all disciplines in our 44-person content team – reporting, audio, video, visuals. We’re looking for a collaborator, someone who shares knowledge and spreads investigative techniques to every journalist and department. And this is important: We’re looking for the best investigative editor we can find. No radio skills? Apply. No T.V. skills? Apply. We can train you on the platform. We need you to help lead our investigative journalism.  Serious applicants only, please.

Our investigations will be meticulously reported and produced, well-presented stories on issues, people and news events affecting Connecticut. The editor will be expected to generate short-term and long-term investigative narratives from team members, and from journalists across the group. This team’s work will be published across all our platforms and in all our formats – short and long form radio, television documentary, and digital, using the written word to advance the story and reach of our work. 

Great investigative reporting, editing, and project management skills are a must, as is a demonstrated talent for ferreting out and efficiently producing revealing, world-changing stories. 

The art of storytelling is at the core of all of the Connecticut Public’s initiatives. Those initiatives have exploded in the last several years, as it has pursued a bold new direction within the turbulent news industry: transforming We’ve transformed a significant portion of its our corporate headquarters and staff into a journalism-focused organization. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
The Investigator Editor provides a wide range of services.  Applicants must have the ability to complete the below essential functions and have substantial investigative editing or producing and reporting experience to be considered.  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As one might imagine, the Investigative Editor, a critical member of the Chief Content Officer’s Senior Leadership Team, has many responsibilities.  Duties include, but are not limited to: 

Additional duties may be required. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of: 

Skill In: 

Ability to:  

The ideal applicants must have demonstrated effectiveness in a collaborative, highly team-oriented environment, yet possess initiative, self-motivation and work with minimal supervision and demonstrating at all times respect for diverse constituencies. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.  This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. The investigative editor may be required to travel within the state of Connecticut. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the essential functions of this job, the physical activities of this position may include frequent in-person interactions.  It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer workstation for prolonged periods, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks.  Must have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing reports and writing stories, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, or extensive reading.  

Additionally, the employee must have the ability to concentrate for extended periods with frequent interruption, understand, and relate to the concepts behind specific ideas. 

The typical physical requirements are: light work—exerting up to 25 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.  These physical demands, with or without reasonable accommodations, are required to perform the essential functions of this job. 

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with an expectation for supervisory responsibilities.  Duties are routinely performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; however, the editor should expect evening, weekend, and holiday support depending on the operational tempo. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, or other, closely related degree field and ten (10) years of direct journalism experience with a strong, and proven, record of achievement in investigative reporting or editing AND/OR an equivalent level of education, training, and experience. 

 

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