Breaking News Reporter - Hartford

Hearst Communications, Inc.

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Norwalk, CT
First Shift

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Breaking News Reporters, State and Local

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 13 weekly newspapers. 

Now we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding again, hiring 11 total new reporters and a managing editor to deepen our commitment to quality journalism and storytelling across the state and locally in Hartford County.

We’re looking for enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative Breaking News Reporters to join Hearst Connecticut Media at a time when we’re growing digital subscriptions. 

Reporters work would appear on HCMG’s new statewide site and across our network. They would contribute topical daily stories and in-depth enterprise pieces of high interest to readers. 

Duties and responsibilities:

Works collaboratively with editors, other reporters, photographers and audience team members to tell impactful stories across platforms that engage and retain local subscribers and other readers

Reports and writes quickly and effectively to break news online and follows up when appropriate with more in-depth enterprise pieces

Demonstrates a comfort level with analyzing and interpreting metrics and uses them to inform coverage decisions in real-time and the long-term 

Effectively shoots and edits photos and video to accompany stories and is able to live tweet or go live on Facebook when it’s warranted for bigger breaking stories 


Experience writing or editing at a newspaper, news website or magazine 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, English, communications or related field preferred 

Demonstrated success working in a deadline-driven environment

Highly organized and detail-oriented with a proven ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks

Ability to speak a second language like Spanish a plus

Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle are required for this position

Vaccine Requirement: As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after November 11, 2021, be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

To apply: 

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. Here's a look at Hearst CT's 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report:

This full-time job with benefits is based in Connecticut and is not eligible for remote candidates.