Full Time - Upper Management Level (Managing Editor, General Manager, Manager, Director)
Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s team of nearly 200 journalists covers communities in Fairfield and New Haven Counties and beyond, serving readers across platforms, including our sites, newsletters, social media accounts and more for eight daily and 14 weekly newspapers.
We’re looking for an enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative Managing Editor to lead the News-Times at a time when we’re growing digital subscriptions.
The News-Times covers several communities, including Danbury, a small diverse city located on the New York border. The leader for this position should be adept at helping produce high-impact enterprise while also managing a daily flow of stories to inform and engage a large swath of local readers.
Duties and responsibilities:
Works collaboratively with editors, other reporters, photographers and audience team members to tell impactful stories across platforms that engage and retain local subscribers and other readers
Conceptualize and assign stories aimed at growing digital subscriptions, guiding staffers through the reporting process and editing their work with excellent command of grammar, usage and AP style
Elevates reporters’ stories by seizing opportunities for in-depth enterprise and investigative stories including those with statewide reach
Communicates quickly and effectively with reporters to break news online and follows up when appropriate with more in-depth enterprise pieces
Demonstrates a high comfort level with analyzing and interpreting metrics and uses them to inform coverage decisions in real-time and the long-term
Develops the talents of staffers, offering constructive criticism of their work. Coordinates with managers in other newsrooms and non-editorial departments on projects
Demonstrated experience managing newsroom personnel and producing high-quality breaking news and enterprise journalism across digital and print platforms
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, English, communications or related field preferred
Demonstrated success working in a deadline-driven environment
Highly organized and detail-oriented with a proven ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks
Ability to speak a second language like Spanish a plus
Send a cover letter and resume to Hearst Connecticut Media Group Managing Editor John Ferraro at [email protected] and Hearst Connecticut Media Group Managing Editor of Audience Mandy Hofmockel at [email protected].
Some great candidates may not check all the boxes in a job description. If you’re a passionate, dedicated journalist who's interested in Hearst Connecticut Media Group but don’t have all the skills listed here, reach out anyway and tell us more about what you bring to the table.
HCMG is committed to growing and retaining a more diverse workforce that better reflects the communities we serve. We strongly encourage those who are traditionally underrepresented in media to apply, including women, people of color, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and veterans.
This full-time job with benefits is based in Danbury and not eligible for remote candidates.
About Hearst Connecticut Media Group
As the largest local news operation in the state, with nearly 200 journalists, Hearst Connecticut Media Group is comprised of eight daily newspapers including the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate and The Norwalk Hour, and 14 weekly newspapers including The Darien Times, Fairfield Citizen, New Canaan Advertiser, The Greater New Milford Spectrum and Westport News. The group manages 21 websites, including sites for all of its papers, as well as TowerDigitalAgency.com, CTHouseHunter.com and InGearCT.com.