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State Breaking News Reporter - Night Coverage

Company: Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Location: New Haven
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

Breaking News Reporters, State and Local

Hearst Connecticut Media Group's journalists cover communities in Fairfield and New Haven counties and beyond, serving readers across platforms, including our sites, app, newsletters, social media accounts and more for eight daily and 13 weekly newspapers.

We're looking for enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative Breaking News Reporter to join Hearst Connecticut Media at a time when we're growing digital subscriptions.

This reporters work would appear on HCMG's new statewide site and across our network. They would contribute topical daily stories and in-depth enterprise pieces of high interest to readers.

This role would be covering the important night shift, 2p - 10p EST, Monday - Friday. Because of this, would not be required to work in an office, but you must live in or around Connecticut.

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 or editing at a newspaper, news website or magazine

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in journalism, English, communications or related field 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.

This full-time job with benefits is based in Connecticut and is not eligible for remote candidates.

To apply:

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.

Here's a look at Hearst CT's 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report:

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.

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Keywords: Hearst Connecticut Media Group, New Haven , State Breaking News Reporter - Night Coverage, Advertising , New Haven, Connecticut

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