Data Reporter, Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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 14 weekly newspapers.
We have an immediate opening for an ambitious, versatile journalist to work in a fast-paced newsroom on the biggest stories in Connecticut. The graphics and data reporter will join a new desk that focuses on quick-turn graphics-focused stories, interactive projects and data-driven deep dives.
The successful candidate will hustle and compete on the biggest stories in the state, while seeking to engage readers online through reporting, data analysis, static graphics and interactive elements.
We’re seeking a self-starter with high standards who can collaborate well, has excellent communication skills, is comfortable providing and taking feedback. We want a teammate who aspires to be a key player in an exciting, modern news operation that values a smart, local readership and aims to take risks in how we report and present journalism online.
What the data reporter will do:
Report and write graphics- and data-driven articles online.
Conceive ideas and work with editors and developers to enhance our storytelling.
Contribute to high-impact digital projects produced across newsroom teams.
Create assets to help promote and distribute the team’s work.
What it will take to be successful:
Experience in a modern newsroom or a related work environment.
Strong news judgment, creativity and meticulousness.
Ability to report stories and write and build quickly while keeping the strictest commitment to fairness and accuracy.
Knowledge of multimedia storytelling, social media engagement and other strategies to broaden readership.
Ability to collaborate with all newsroom teams and work in a fast-changing news environment.
Plus: Web development or data visualization experience.
Plus: Ability to speak a second language like Spanish.
This position is full-time.
It will likely include some weekend and holiday work.
The successful candidate must be based in Connecticut or nearby New York or willing to move to the region.
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.
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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