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Investigative Reporter

Job Summary

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 Investigative Reporter to join Hearst Connecticut Media at a time when we’re growing digital subscriptions. The Investigative Reporter’s work would appear on HCMG’s new statewide site and across our network. They would contribute in-depth stories and projects covering a range of topics. Their work would expose wrongdoing, provide accountability, engage readers and drive change.

Duties and responsibilities:

Works collaboratively with editors, other reporters, photographers and audience team members to tell impactful stories across platforms that serve HCMG’s journalistic mission and engage and retain local subscribers and other readers

Reports and writes efficiently and effectively, able to juggle medium- and long-term stories and follows up when appropriate on in-depth enterprise pieces

Demonstrates a comfort level with using metrics to help inform coverage decisions


  • Experience writing or editing at a newspaper, news website or magazine, with particular preference for candidates with examples of strong enterprise and investigative work
  • Experience filing FOIA requests, analyzing public records and working with data, as well as experience working both individually and collaboratively on stories
  • Demonstrated ability to develop sources and follow tips to produce stories
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, English, communications or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated success at meeting deadlines for projects and other assignments
  • 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

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. Here's a look at Hearst CT's 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report:

COVID-19: 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 are 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.

This full-time job with benefits is based in Connecticut and is not eligible for remote candidates.


Organization: Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Location: New Haven CT US
Date Posted: June 9, 2022
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