Latino Communities News Editor - Bilingual

The Record Journal

Meriden, Connecticut

Date Posted November 22, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
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Website https://www.click2apply.net/4e61pVsLbwVDsaQuWG42

Description:

The Record-Journal seeks a versatile, bilingual editor to oversee our growing Latino Communities Reporting Lab. We launched the lab in March 2021 after conducting a 5-month listening tour in our community. We’re looking for someone with a passion for the lab’s mission - To amplify the voices of our local Latino communities, including to provide empowering, fact-based news, information and resources for our Latino communities; to shine a light on injustices and inequities to promote greater understanding and a more inclusive community for everyone; to showcase the successes and contributions of Latinos as a way of inspiring young people to expand what they consider possible.

 

Community listening provided the foundation of the lab. In the coming year, the editor will take the lead in an innovative listening project collaborating with journalists, data experts, a network of community leaders, and technology partners to understand the needs of our local Latino communities and build trust through deeper community listening, engagement and data gathering. The editor will oversee content creation with an emphasis on aligning news strategies to best serve the community using what we learned during the project.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Plan, supervise and create news content for publication in print, online and social media for the growing Latino audience in central Connecticut. This position will assist the Latino Communities Reporting Lab to fulfill our mission of amplifying local Latino voices and be assigned duties related to fulfilling that mission with a strong emphasis on listening to the needs of the audience.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

 

RJ Media Group is an innovative, audience-focused news organization based in Meriden, Connecticut, with a rich history as a 154-year-old, family-owned company established in 1867. Our publisher and executive vice president Liz White is the 5th generation family owner, and our president Eliot White is the 4th generation family owner. We publish the Record-Journal (a daily newspaper), eight weekly newspapers and two websites, which combined reach 265,000 people, 100% of the homes in 9 towns weekly. We also own Homebase Digital, a cutting-edge digital marketing agency. Our company is committed to providing quality local journalism and fact-based reporting that informs and empowers our community. Our company mission is to be the primary catalyst that motivates people to contribute to the intellectual, civic, and economic vitality of our communities.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Any candidate selected must pass a background check and drug screen as a condition.

 

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