The Hartford Courant is seeking an aggressive and curious reporter to join our sports team covering UConn athletics including football and men’s basketball. We are looking for a digitally savvy journalist who can move quickly and independently to turn stories on everything from breaking news to game coverage to features to enterprise. Accuracy and clean writing on tight deadlines are essential. The successful candidate must be a self-starter with a college degree and journalism experience covering sports and sports trends. We are looking for applicants who have solid news judgment, strong social media skills, an ability track down sources on short notice and a he ability to juggle multiple stories, produce a variety of content both quickly and accurately and change gears based on a variety of factors, including audience demand, is essential.
This position is remote but must be local to Hartford, CT.
The Hartford Courant is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.
Create content for courant.com and other digital platforms that engages audiences and supports the newsroom’s mission. Develop, report, analyze and create original news and feature stories in text and other forms, including, when appropriate, video, audio, podcasts, Facebook Live events, simple graphics, etc.
Journalists possess strong writing and reporting skills; create photos and videos, making them available for digital and print publication; aggregating content or writing quick briefs, when necessary; assessing audience through basic metrics; and publishing on other platforms such as social media. Journalists must utilize initiative, creativity, good news judgment, attention to detail, self-direction, the ability to multitask and meet deadlines, the ability and desire to work with a team, a strong command of the English language and a commitment to accuracy. Able to understand and engage in the optimization of digital trends, social media and audience metrics.