Reporter III

Location US-CT-Hartford
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/8/2018 6:18 PM)
Job ID
2018-47893
Category
Editorial

Overview

Responsible for covering the major news and happenings on their beat, updating stories throughout the day and actively engaging in social media to both inform and interact with readers. This person must own their assigned subject area(s), staying in front of the competition by mining sources and staying on top of what is happening, what people are saying in the social spaces and what the competition is up to. This person must work with their manager to craft a digital and visual plan of attack, assuring the online representation is broad, dynamic and innovative and timely. We are expecting innovation in approach and a comprehensive online strategy that will foster not only traffic to given stories but the establishment of communities of interest.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Uncover and write great stories.
  • Maintain standards of journalistic excellence in terms if accuracy, fairness and timeliness.
  • Works with news/content managers to develop a daily digital and social media plan and communicates that plan to the newsroom as a whole in a timely fashion.
  • Approach their job from a digital perspective, posting news and information such as photos/videos, etc. to engage readers in real time rather than allowing the rhythms of print production to set the tone of the day.
  • Works with the content manager to develop innovative online content related to stories in the news, including web chats, photo galleries, videos, databases, etc.
  • Develop skills in photography and videography.
    • High emphasis in use of video content in all stories.
  • Use online budgeting tools to report stories in progress or nearing completion.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications preferred.
  • Minimum seven years reporting/writing for online or print publication.
  • Good working knowledge with various Social Media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Experienced with content management systems.
  • Excellent writing, reporting and editing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to remain organized and follow through on assignments timely.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy in a fast paced environment while managing multiple priorities.

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