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Hearst seeks a politics reporter

February 21, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

We’re looking for an enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative Politics Reporter to join Hearst Connecticut Media at a time when and growing digital subscriptions.

The reporter’s 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, especially from the state’s capitol in Hartford.

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 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.

To apply: 

Send a cover letter, resume and clips for review.

For more information click here.

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