Managing Editor, Connecticut Post
Hearst NewspapersBridgeport, CT
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Hearst Connecticut Media Group's journalists cover communities in Fairfield and New Haven Counties and beyond, serving readers across platforms, including our websites – which now includes a statewide website, CTInsider.com - an app, newsletters, social media accounts and more for eight daily and 13 weekly newspapers.
We're looking for an enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative Managing Editor to lead The Connecticut Post in at a time when we're growing digital subscriptions. The leader for this position should be experienced at elevating the work of reporters with varying levels of experience, producing high-impact enterprise and revelatory journalism that exposes wrongdoing, finds solutions and makes people's lives better.
The editor should be adept at managing a daily flow of stories to inform and engage local readers. They should be able to use audience data to inform news coverage decisions, while evolving content with depth, interactivity and reach through a digital lens.
The Connecticut Post is a daily newspaper located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It serves Fairfield County and the Lower Naugatuck Valley.
This full-time job with benefits is based in Connecticut and is not eligible for remote candidates. We are hybrid with 2 days in office.
Duties and responsibilities:
Works collaboratively with other editors, reporters, photographers and audience team members to tell impactful stories across platforms.
Elevates reporters' stories by seizing opportunities for in-depth enterprise and investigative stories including those with statewide, and at times national, 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
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
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 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!
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. Here's a look at Hearst CT's 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report: https://bit.ly/3kDSuOn