The Hartford Courant, a Pulitzer-prize winning publication, is looking for a dining reporter who shares the same passion for food, drink and the world of dining as the readers of Connecticut. The right candidate will be ready to capture and chronicle the dining world in state well known for its passions when it comes to food. The dining scene in Connecticut is varied and diverse and our mission is to capture its full breadth in stories, photos and other forms of content. The right candidate should understand how to find great stories and tell them with compelling clarity. Previous experience as a food or dining writer is a plus but not a requirement.
The dining reporter will help create premium content for Courant.com and other digital platforms that engages audiences and supports the newsroom’s mission. The columnist will bring expertise and knowledge to their coverage areas and able to create the most compelling content the newsroom has to offer in text and other forms, including, when appropriate, video, audio, podcasts, Facebook Live events, etc. They will have exceptional writing and reporting skills and be fluent in assessing audience through basic metrics and publishing on other platforms such as social media. They will be prepared to promote themselves, their work and The Hartford Courant through social channels, in broadcast media and at live events.
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