Full Time - Entry or Early Career Level (Specialist, Coordinator, Associate, Interns)
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 two enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative Web Producers to join Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s team at a time when we’re launching a new app and growing digital subscriptions.
Web Producers would join a team that oversees, manages and creates content for the eight daily news sites. Producers curate and package stories from multiple sources, including the editorial staff, wires and more, and publish that content across platforms.
Duties and responsibilities:
Works collaboratively with editors, reporters, photographers and other audience team members to curate, package and elevate stories and headlines across platforms that engage and retain local readers
Communicates quickly and effectively across departments during breaking and planned news events to alert readers to key story developments via newsletters, mobile alerts, social posts and more
Uses strong editorial judgment to create and curate engaging content, combing local and non-local online news resources for relevant stories, photos, videos and more for our readers
Demonstrates a high comfort level with analyzing and interpreting metrics and uses them to inform coverage decisions in real-time and the long-term
Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, English, communications or related field preferred
Experience in a news environment 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 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 Norwalk and includes nights and weekends.
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.