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36 Russ Street
Hartford, Connecticut (United States)


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General Assignment Reporter

Job ID: 53868
Job Views: 109
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Postal Code: 06106
Job Category: Online/New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 35000 per year
Posted: 09.05.2017

Job Description

The Connecticut Mirror is seeking an ambitious, aggressive, and adaptable general assignment reporter who can balance breaking news and enterprise stories with a focus on politics, public policy and statewide issues.  Strong writing skills are a must.

Job Requirements

·       Accurately and thoughtfully report on any topic as assigned.
·       Fill in for specialty beat reporters.
·       Dissect complex public issues and explain them in a way that is relevant to readers.
·       Demonstrate a willingness to challenge powerful individuals and institutions.
·       Write clear, engaging, well-organized stories that capture both the principal elements and nuances of an event or issue.
·       Provide both breaking news coverage and enterprise stories with an emphasis on explanatory journalism.
·       Work collaboratively with your editor and other reporters and colleagues.
·       Demonstrate the ability to develop a part-time beat that aligns with The Mirror’s needs.
·       Use web and social media tools both to build audience for stories and as a reporting resource.
·       Take news photographs and shoot video.
·       Demonstrate a firm understanding of the use of data to explain and buttress stories and use basic digital tools to create graphics, charts and tables.
Interested candidates with a minimum of two years of reporting experience are invited to submit a resume and at least three writing samples to CT Mirror Editor Claude Albert (

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