Connecticut Public has an immediate opening for an experienced, ambitious and resourceful Investigative Editor to create and lead a three-person team dedicated to producing high-quality, high-impact local investigative journalism.

This editor will not only head up our investigative team but will work closely with our journalists across all disciplines in our 44-person content team – reporting, audio, video, visuals. We’re looking for a collaborator, someone who shares knowledge and spreads investigative techniques to every journalist and department. And this is important: We’re looking for the best investigative editor we can find. No radio skills? Apply. No T.V. skills? Apply. We can train you on the platform. We need you to help lead our investigative journalism. Serious applicants only, please.

Our investigations will be meticulously reported and produced, well-presented stories on issues, people and news events affecting Connecticut. The editor will be expected to generate short-term and long-term investigative narratives from team members, and from journalists across the group. This team’s work will be published across all our platforms and in all our formats – short and long form radio, television documentary, and digital, using the written word to advance the story and reach of our work.

Great investigative reporting, editing, and project management skills are a must, as is a demonstrated talent for ferreting out and efficiently producing revealing, world-changing stories.

Essential Functions:

  • Well-established record of leading investigative reporting teams that have produced identifiable change in policy or practice.
  • Manage, direct and grow our investigative team to produce accountability reporting that leads to change.
  • Work with reporters, producers, and editors throughout the Content Team to produce investigative work across all beats and on each of our programs or platforms.
  • Guides analysis of data reporting by the Investigative team and reporters across the Connecticut Public newsroom.
  • Guides the investigative process, ensuring timely communication, multi-platform delivery and adherence to deadlines.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Responsibilities:

  • Coach reporters on creative ways to tell stories on radio, digital and television
  • Set goals with staff and makes sure professional development needs are met.
  • Work with outside news organizations on collaborative projects.
  • Coordinate with Connecticut Public talk shows to arrange investigative reporter contributions.
  • Look for opportunities to produce quick-turn deep reporting on breaking news situations.
  • Plan for special coverage opportunities on major upcoming news events.
  • Additional duties may be required.

Knowledge of:

  • Libel law, open records law, data reporting and digital publishing.
  • Leading large complex projects, working in a fast-paced environment and handling multiple and changing priorities simultaneously.
  • Navigating complex organizations and making the right connections to drive work forward, while anticipating potential shifts in work.

Skill In:

  • Writing, editing and producing content for multiple platforms: broadcast, digital and social.
  • Operating with a steely and unshakable sense of journalistic ethics.
  • Defining problems, collecting data, and establishing facts in order to draw valid conclusions as a change agent.
  • Working in fast-paced environment making smart, fast, solid editorial decisions under pressure and under strict deadlines.
  • Leading multiple projects concurrently while paying close attention to detail.
  • Organizing, leadership, and communication.
  • Writing, computer literacy, and strong technical skills in digital editing.
  • Working in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.);

Ability to:

  • Identify with the mission and purpose of Connecticut Public.
  • Learn and adapt to a multiplatform narrative journalism including the written word, full-length television documentaries and narrative audio.
  • Possess a visceral distaste for office politics and gossip.
  • Maintain high journalistic standards under pressure, including uncompromised standards of objectivity, balance and fairness to CT Public and NPR in order to produce regional and national-quality broadcasting.
  • Work with reporters, producer, the Visuals Team and other editors in environments that include remote offices.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in diverse situations.
  • Possess initiative and self-motivation, and work with minimal supervision.
  • The ideal applicants must have demonstrated effectiveness in a collaborative, highly team-oriented environment, yet possess initiative, self-motivation and work with minimal supervision and demonstrating at all times respect for diverse constituencies.

Apply online here: https://ctpublic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/15?c=ctpublic