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The Connecticut Mirror (www.CTMirror.org) is an established, independent, nonprofit digital news organization, whose 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 Assistant Editor with primary responsibility for story editing (origination, development, word editing) across all beats and for accelerating the pace of innovation in CT Mirror’s digital news storytelling.

Specifically, the Assistant Editor will work in conjunction with the Executive Editor to oversee day-to-day editing functions.  The Assistant Editor will also manage our new Data Journalist whose two key roles will be to support other staff in analyzing and visualizing data and in generating her own data-driven stories.

Other Assistant Editor responsibilities will include a) identifying and driving innovative ways of telling stories across multiple platforms, b) supporting audience engagement activities, c) identifying insights through analytics that can inform coverage priorities, d) managing an intern, and e) assuming Executive Editor responsibilities when the Executive Editor is not available.

The successful Assistant Editor candidate will embrace CT Mirror’s public policy mission and highly collaborative, nonprofit operating model.

Requirements:

  • Strong editing skills.
  • Working knowledge of economic development and state budget process, politics, and public policy related to health care, housing, education, and criminal justice, and the environment.
  • Fluency in basic data analysis and reader analytics.
  • 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.

The Assistant Editor will report to the Executive Editor.  The position will be based in our Hartford, CT newsroom.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance and a 403(b) deferred retirement savings plan.

Please send a resume and three to five samples of your work to Elizabeth Hamilton, executive Editor, at ehamilton@ctmirror.org.  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.