Assistant Managing Editor, Breaking News
Hearst NewspapersNorwalk, CT
Full Time Job
Breaking News Assistant Managing Editor
Hearst Connecticut Media Group's journalists cover communities in Fairfield and New Haven Counties and beyond, serving readers across platforms, including our sites, app, newsletters, social media accounts and more for eight daily and 14 weekly newspapers.
We're looking for an enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative Breaking News Assistant Managing Editor to help lead the breaking news team at a time when we're growing digital subscriptions.
Duties and responsibilities:
Works collaboratively with editors, other reporters, photographers and audience team members to tell impactful stories quickly and accurately across platforms that engage and retain local subscribers and other readers
Conceptualize and assign stories aimed at growing digital audience, guiding staffers through the reporting process and editing their work with excellent command of grammar, usage and AP style
Competitively breaks news in HCMG's core coverage areas and beyond, by quickly writing or assigning stories 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 for review.
HCMG is committed to growing and retaining a more diverse workforce that better reflects the communities we serve. We strongly encourage all people of working age, who are traditionally underrepresented in media to apply, including women, people of color, applicants with disabilities, those from the LGBTQ community and veterans.
Some great candidates may not check all the boxes for this role. If you're a passionate, dedicated worker who's interested in Hearst Connecticut Media Group but don't have all the skills listed here, please still reach out and tell us more about what you bring to the table.
This full-time job with benefits is based in Norwalk and is not eligible for remote candidates.
This role would require working at least one weekend day.