CT Mirror Team

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 are currently hiring for the following positions on our team:

We have an immediate opening for a full-time editor to work in conjunction with the managing editor to perform day-to-day editing and staff management functions. This editor will be responsible for story editing (origination, development, word editing), with a particular emphasis on project management of longer enterprise work, and will be tasked with helping the executive editor develop and manage a fellowship program for aspiring journalists.

A big part of this job will be helping to develop and support young reporters, both on the staff and in the fellowship program, so we are seeking someone who will embrace the role of teacher and mentor in the newsroom, as well as model the highest standards of quality journalism for all our reporters.

The right candidate will have strong editing and interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, ample patience, and a desire to help build and support a stronger, more diverse staff as the organization continues to grow. Experience with project management, investigative reporting, and/or data analysis would be a plus.

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 listed below please apply anyway.

Requirements:

  • Strong editing skills.
  • Working knowledge of economic development and state budget process, politics, and public policy related to health care, housing, education, criminal justice, and the environment.
  • At least 5 years of digital journalism and editing experience at a daily news organization, preferably in a supervisory capacity.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree or higher.

This editor will report to Executive Editor Elizabeth Hamilton. 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 $85,000 to $95,000 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.

Please apply and provide three to five samples of your work, using this form, by September 30. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Hamilton. No phone calls please.

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.

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.

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 listed below please apply anyway.

Other responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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 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.

Please apply and provide three to five samples of your work, using this form, by September 30. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Hamilton. No phone calls please.

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.