The Record-Journal, located in Meriden, Connecticut, is looking for an experienced reporter fluent in English and Spanish to cover the diverse local Latino community.
This full-time position is part of our Latino Communities Reporting Lab team with the mission of amplifying local Latino voices.
Our goal is to:
• Provide empowering, fact-based news, information, and resources for our Latino Communities.
• Shine a light on injustices and inequities to promote greater understanding and a more inclusive community for everyone.
• Showcase the successes and contributions of Latinos as a way of inspiring young people to expand what they consider possible.
We’re looking for a bilingual reporter who will be aggressive in developing sources in pursuit of stories that inform readers’ daily lives through fact-based journalism they can’t find anywhere else.
This position requires social media and multimedia skills.
Your application must include a resume, cover letter, and 3-4 links to your work.
Minimum educational requirement, Bachelor’s degree.
Minimum 2-3 years reporting experience or equivalent experience preferred.
Ability to conceive and execute enterprise reporting on highly specialized topics with authority.
Ability to handle daily, short-term and long-term assignments simultaneously.
Ability to write accurately under deadline pressure and provide necessary analysis and context in all stories.
Excellent communication skills, shows initiative, and exercises good news judgment.
Multimedia and social media savvy are required. Experience shooting and editing photos and videos a plus.
This position requires the ability to travel locally to gather newsworthy content. A valid driver's license and vehicle are required; or, if no driver's license, reliable and at-the-ready transportation.
We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Any candidate selected must pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.