Journalist

Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/10/2020 8:54 AM)
Requisition ID
4108
Category
Editorial - Reporters
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

The Hartford Courant is looking for a Journalist who understands how digital audiences get news these days, can make decisions in a fast-paced environment and can turn clean stories quickly. The job is handling evening breaking news coverage. The successful candidate needs to be a self-starter with writing experience, have solid news judgment and strong digital skills -- including social distribution and website management. The ability to juggle multiple stories, produce content both quickly and accurately and change gears based on a variety of factors, including audience demand, are critical in this job.

 

This is a 2nd shift position, from 4 pm - midnight. 

 

We Offer:

  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, rewarding and team oriented work environment
  • Competitive base salary 
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) match
  • A generous (paid) flex time off policy

The Hartford Courant is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.

Responsibilities

  • Professional-level utilization of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation; excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Ability to write accurately, with clarity, without bias; developed writing and reporting skills
  • Minimum of 1 year reporting at a news publication or website
  • Knowledge of libel laws and adherence to Tribune Publishing’s and The Hartford Courant’s codes of ethics; knowledge and acceptance of Tribune Publishing's and The Hartford Courant's mission and strategy
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Competitive instincts.
  • Familiarity with analytics and ability to translate data into tactics and strategies, including ability to use metrics from Chartbeat, Adobe Analytics, social and other tools; work to enhance knowledge of basic metrics to better assess audience
  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms and ability to develop/follow best practices for social.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and ability to research SEO and appropriately populate fields and headlines.
  • Willingness to work evenings/weekends and irregular hours and holidays as necessary.
  • Proficient use of technology such as computers and software, iPhones, iPads, and other digital devices.

Qualifications

  • Professional-level utilization of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation; excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Ability to write accurately, with clarity, without bias; developed writing and reporting skills
  • Minimum of 1 year reporting at a news publication or website
  • Knowledge of libel laws and adherence to Tribune Publishing’s and The Hartford Courant’s codes of ethics; knowledge and acceptance of Tribune Publishing's and The Hartford Courant's mission and strategy
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Competitive instincts.
  • Familiarity with analytics and ability to translate data into tactics and strategies, including ability to use metrics from Chartbeat, Adobe Analytics, social and other tools; work to enhance knowledge of basic metrics to better assess audience
  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms and ability to develop/follow best practices for social.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and ability to research SEO and appropriately populate fields and headlines.
  • Willingness to work evenings/weekends and irregular hours and holidays as necessary.
  • Proficient use of technology such as computers and software, iPhones, iPads, and other digital devices.

About Us

In print and online, the Hartford Courant reaches more than 720,000 readers each week in the Hartford area, making us the region’s most widely read source of news and information. As we continue building our exciting digital future, it’s our mission to serve our community by delivering the truth every day, engaging our readers and driving results for our advertisers. 

 

Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the
Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.

 

Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal and is majority owner of BestReviews. Our brands are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. We create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.

 

The Hartford Courant is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.