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The Connecticut Mirror is a local journalism success story with huge momentum and ambitious growth goals. Our mission is to produce original, in-depth, nonpartisan journalism that informs Connecticut residents about the impact of public policy, holds government accountable, and amplifies diverse voices and perspectives.
We have an immediate opening for a full-time education reporter to join our growing newsroom of public policy and investigative reporters. The statewide education reporter will be expected to cover a wide range of issues in a state with a reputation for having some of the best K-12 schools in the country – and the largest achievement gaps between students from low-income families and their classmates.
The reporter will write about state education policies and proposed legislation with a focus on how both will impact students, both in K-12 and college, as well as cover the escalating arguments in school districts over curriculum, mask-wearing, mental health, school safety, and vaccines. The beat will include a balance of in-depth longform, smart enterprise and daily stories, and the reporter will be expected to find people who are directly impacted by state policy.
Work independently as well as collaborate with other CT Mirror journalists.
Follow state and local education policy discussions, related bills in the legislature, and advocacy group agendas.
Participate in CT Mirror events as needed, and make appearances on radio, television, and social media platforms.
Bachelor of Arts degree or higher.
Based in Connecticut.
At least two years of professional journalism experience.
Not required but valued:
The ability to report and/or write in both Spanish and English.
Experience with data analysis.
The successful candidate will also embrace CT Mirror’s public policy mission and highly collaborative, nonprofit operating model.
If you think this job is for you, but you don’t have all the required skills/professional experience listed above please apply anyway.
The position will be based in our Hartford, CT newsroom. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The expected salary range for this position is $55,000 to $75,000, based on experience, with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, a generous paid time off policy, and a 403(b) deferred retirement savings and matching plan.
The Connecticut Mirror does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, board, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and readers.
Nonprofit, non-partisan, digital only news publication covering public policy, government, and politics in Connecticut. Beats include: Three-person investigative team, state budget, justice, health, housing, education, economic development, environment, legislature, and campaign, elections, and politics. 18 full-time and seven part-time staff. Founded in 2010.
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