Weekly Reporter Editor
Hearst NewspapersDanbury, CT
Full Time Job
Weekly Reporter / 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 Weekly Reporter / Editor to join us at a time when the organization is growing digital subscriptions.
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
Reports, writes and edits quickly and effectively to break news online and follows up by conceiving of and developing more in-depth enterprise pieces
Demonstrates a 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
Works with designers and photographers to produce pages for the weekly newspaper
Demonstrated experience 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, resume and clips 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 Connecticut and is not eligible for remote candidates.