Hartford Courant looking for new media videographers



The Hartford Courant isseeking a talented and energetic videographer.  This person will contribute to the development of concepts/storyboarding and shoot/edit all video projects, carrying them from start to finish. This person is a self-starter who also works best collaborating with a small team.


  • To shoot, edit and transmit multiple videos each day from the field.
  • To shoot and transmit still photographs suitable for use on our websites or print when asked and/or when appropriate.
  • To give the Hartford Courant a competitive advantage by transmitting videos from the field more quickly than our competitors.
  • To contribute to the newsgathering operation by developing sources, gathering information, conducting interviews and writing short stories, when needed.
  • To demonstrate a strong proficiency with mobile tools for video storytelling and explore innovative approaches for multimedia.
  • To be proactive in seeking guidance and visual direction throughout the day. To bring problems that arise on assignment or in the daily workflow to the attention of managers.
  • To foster a healthy group dynamic and participate in group critiques and training sessions.
  • To assure the community’s diverse demographic is reflected in the pages of the Hartford Courant and courant.com.
  • To promote Hartford Courant content through the use of social media when and how appropriate.


  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably a communications field, or equivalent related experience.
  • At least 2 years experience in video journalism for a medium- or large- circulation daily newspaper, TV station or website.
  • The ability to interpret and accurately communicate news, feature and sports situations through video under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to contribute to the news report from a news scene by providing detailed information to editors, reporters and readers.
  • Demonstrated expertise in mobile phone and tablet technologies and a working knowledge of mobile applications for video editing and remote transmitting such as iMovie.
  • Expertise in video editing software, including Final Cut Pro and/or Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop, PhotoMechanic. A knowledge of the use of motion graphics software such as Adobe After Effects or Apple Motion is desirable.
  • The ability to move about without restriction at a newsgathering site.  The ability to observe situations or persons without restriction, up close and far away.
  • An understanding of libel, access, privacy and copyright laws affecting photojournalism.
  • The flexibility to be available to work mornings, days, nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive to newsgathering sites and to travel by airplane to out-of-town assignments, often on a moment’s notice.