The Connecticut Mirror (CT Mirror) is a local journalism success story with huge momentum and ambitious growth goals.
We have an immediate opening for a Washington / Federal Policy Reporter who will report on how emerging legislation and Biden administration regulations are likely to impact Connecticut and its economy.
We are particularly interested in the impact of federal policy on economic sectors that are critical to Connecticut, such as defense, health care, manufacturing, financial services, regional issues such as transportation and the environment, and high-disparity beats such as education, housing and justice.
This position will also cover Connecticut’s congressional delegation, with a focus on accountability to voters, residents and businesses back home, members’ work in their districts, and campaigns and elections.
While we are interested in occasional stories on how members of the delegation demonstrate leadership or miss opportunities, we are not interested in inside-the-beltway intrigue and proceedings and are not looking for quote-stacking reaction stories out of Washington.
The successful candidate will turn around daily stories and publish deeper-dive enterprise stories on substantive policy issues, especially those that would otherwise go untold.
The Washington / Federal Policy Reporter position can be based in either Washington or Connecticut. The position requires collaboration and integration of reporting from other staff to offer both federal and state policy perspectives on complex issues. There will be occasional travel to Washington or Connecticut, depending on where the reporter is based.
The emphasis of our journalism is on impact and accountability, not on the number of clicks or impressions it generates.
CT Mirror is a nonprofit, non-partisan, online news organization covering public policy, government and politics in Connecticut. In our first 10 years, we became the most trusted source for news about public policy in the state. Our goals include:
We’re interested in candidates who have:
Here’s our commitment to the candidate whom we hire:
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