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Journalist

Company: Tronc
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview The Hartford Courant is seeking an aggressive and curious reporter to join our team covering the city of Hartford. We are looking for a digitally-savvy journalist who can move quickly and independently who will look for stories from city hall to schools to neighborhood bodegas to real estate development. We are one of the state's dominant news organizations and we compete every day for the best stories out there. The successful candidate must be a self-starter with a college degree and some journalism experience. We are looking for applicants who have solid news judgment, strong social media skills and an ability track down sources on short notice. The 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 reporter will work remotely but they must live in the Hartford area. We Offer: * Entrepreneurial, innovative, rewarding and team-oriented work environment * Competitive base salary, 401(k) match * Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance A generous (paid) flex time off policy Tribune Publishing 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. Responsibilities * Daily stories about all aspects of life in Hartford. * Cultivating sources. * Speed and accuracy. * Uncovering and proposing exclusive stories on newsworthy events and trends. * Maintaining an extensive list of possible stories, tracking trends. * Measuring performance through audience engagement metrics and working with audience team develop tactics and strategies to build audience. Qualifications * Professional-level utilization of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation. * Knowledge of libel laws and adherence to Tribune Publishing's and The Hartford Courant's codes of ethics. * Ability to multitask and perform in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. * Ability to work independently when required while at the same time operate efficiently in a team dynamic. * Willingness to work evenings/weekends and irregular hours. The Hartford Courant is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. Tribune Publishing Company is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Virginia's Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant. Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal. Our brands are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. We create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities

Keywords: Tronc, Hartford , Journalist, Advertising , Hartford, Connecticut

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