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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.
We’re looking for an enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative reporter to join Hearst Connecticut Media Group at a time when we’re growing digital subscriptions.
The Interactive Graphics Reporter will design and develop interactive graphics and data visualizations that inform readers about the most important news and issues of the region while pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling.
Qualified candidates will be comfortable reporting their own visual stories and helping other reporters bring ideas to life. Communication and collaboration skills will be vital.
Hearst Connecticut Media Group is investing in digital visual journalism, and this role provides a unique opportunity for a multi-skilled journalist to make an impact in local communities while benefiting from the support of a national team of engineers and developers.
Duties and responsibilities:
Design and develop charts, maps and other interactive informational graphics.
Research, pitch and report original visual daily and enterprise stories.
Communicate with reporters, editors, audience team, photographers, print production team and other journalists to identify opportunities for visual storytelling.
Create new and exciting storytelling forms to further our mission to better serve local audiences.
Build interactive tools to make readers’ lives easier and their communities stronger.
Front-end web development and data visualization, including component-based frameworks.
Ability to analyze complex data sets using sound news judgment.
Experience with backend languages such as Python, Node or PHP is required.
Working knowledge of Git and Github.
Proficiency with Excel and Google Sheets.
Cartography, animation, data-processing and other specialized graphics skills are a plus.
Newsroom experience and journalistic training
Demonstrated success working in a deadline-driven environment
Highly organized and detail-oriented with a proven ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks
COVID 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 Sept 13, 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 due to medical, including pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
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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.
This full-time job with benefits is based in the Hearst Connecticut Media newsroom. This position will have a Monday-to-Friday daytime schedule but weekend and evening work may be required as news warrants.
As the largest local news operation in the state, with nearly 200 journalists, Hearst Connecticut Media Group is comprised of eight daily newspapers including the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate and The Norwalk Hour, and 14 weekly newspapers including The Darien Times, Fairfield Citizen, New Canaan Advertiser, The Greater New Milford Spectrum and Westport News. The group manages 21 websites, including sites for all of its papers, as well as TowerDigitalAgency.com, CTHouseHunter.com and InGearCT.com.
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