Create premium content for courant.com and other digital platforms that engages audiences and supports the newsroom’s mission. Senior journalists will be among the most sophisticated and experienced journalists in the newsroom, bringing particular expertise and knowledge to their coverage areas and able to create the most compelling content the newsroom has to offer. Senior journalists 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. They have exceptional writing and reporting skills. They are fluent in assessing audience through basic metrics and publishing on other platforms such as social media. They are prepared to promote themselves, their work, tronc and The Hartford Courant through social channels, in broadcast media and at live events.
Senior journalists must be self-directed and consistently deliver superior work with little direct supervision. They often work long and irregular days and hours, sometimes on projects with demanding deadlines, and travel when necessary. Senior journalists must possess 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. They should have a sophisticated understanding of digital trends, social media and audience metrics.