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Breaking News Reporter

Company: The Record Journal
Location: Meriden
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Breaking News ReporterDo you want to write stories that impact communities? Do you have the drive to chase down leads and find information from a variety of sources?Join our experienced, award-winning team of journalists at the Record-Journal, an independent, family-owned newspaper serving central Connecticut for more than a century and a half. Part of the local RJ Media Group of newspapers, the Record-Journal was named New England Newspaper of the Year in 2021 as one well as one of Editor & Publisher magazine's "10 News Publishers That Do It Right in 2021."We have an immediate opening for an experienced reporter or talented recent journalism graduate covering breaking news, crime, and general assignment reporting. This is an afternoon/evening position. The beat includes regular front page and breaking news coverage, features, as well as local and state politics. Full-Time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Job Description and Duties:Digital first, multimedia reporter covering a full range of news on deadline including trending topics. The job entails public safety reporting as well as coverage across topics including business, education, features and politics.The right candidate will take initiative and be adept at handling a variety of breaking news stories and have experience working under tight deadlines in a high-pressure atmosphere, along with the skill to develop, write and present compelling articles for a digital audience.Candidates must have strong reporting and writing skills and be adept with social media. Candidates should be knowledgeable about basic analytics; digital story building with links, tags and SEO; multimedia storytelling; and headline writing.Essential Functions:Daily breaking news and other local coverageTake photos for print/digital publicationCommunity engagement/audience-building through social mediaAbility to juggle multiple assignments and shift seamlessly between themMinimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or similar field or equivalent work experience1-3 years' reporting experience. Recent college graduates with student newspaper experience will be considered.Excellent reporting/writing skills, ability to report accurately and quicklyVideo editing/photography experience, knowledge of DSLR cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro a plusAbility to work nightsReliable and at the ready transportationTo apply: Along with your resume, please include 3-5 work samples with your application.Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands:Walking/Standing: 25%Sitting: 75%Lifting up to 15 lbs. on occasion.Normal body movementsInterpret, analyze, and solve problems; work under pressure; work independentlyNormal indoor office environmentExposure to outdoor elementsDriver's license and insured vehicle or reliable, at-the-ready transportation is requiredThe Record-Journal Publishing Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. PI191795523

Keywords: The Record Journal, Meriden , Breaking News Reporter, Advertising , Meriden, Connecticut

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