Reporter - Bilingual English/Spanish
Company: The Record Journal
Posted on: January 9, 2021
The Record-Journal, located in Meriden, Connecticut, is looking
for an experienced reporter fluent in English and Spanish to cover
Meriden and Wallingford, especially residents of color and
historically underrepresented groups.
The beat entails listening to and understanding the needs and
concerns of residents, including Meriden and Wallingford's large
and diverse Latino communities, and providing content that matters
most to them.
Coverage will include issues of education, healthcare, housing and
jobs, including disparate access to opportunities and disparate
impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We want a reporter who will be aggressive in developing sources in
the community in pursuit of stories that inform our readers' daily
lives through fact-based reporting on local issues they can't find
This position requires social media acuity and a multimedia
Your application must include a resume, cover letter, and 3-4
- Minimum educational requirement, Bachelor's degree.
- Minimum 1-2 years reporting experience or equivalent experience
- Ability to conceive and execute enterprise reporting on highly
specialized topics with authority.
- Ability to handle daily, short-term and long-term assignments
- Ability to write accurately under deadline pressure and provide
necessary analysis and context in all stories.
- Excellent communication skills, shows initiative, and exercises
good news judgment.
- Experience working in multimedia and familiarity with
computer-assisted reporting are a plus.
- This position requires the ability to travel locally to gather
newsworthy content. A valid driver's license and vehicle are
required; or, if no driver's license, reliable and at-the-ready
transportation. We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a
diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,
marital status, veteran status, or disability. Any candidate
selected must pass a background check and drug screen as a
condition of employment.
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