Features and Trending Assistant Managing Editor

Hearst Connecticut Media Group

New Haven, CT, Connecticut

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Date Posted November 21, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Arts/Lifestyle
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Features and Trending 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 13 weekly newspapers. 

We’re looking for an enterprising, audience-focused and collaborative Assistant Managing Editor for features and trending at a time when we’re growing digital subscriptions.

This player / coach role would oversee a few reporters and also have the opportunity to report and write about the most topical stories of the day in Connecticut. 

This editor / reporter has an eye for a trend, before it becomes a trend. They have the ability to assign, edit or write stories that are of high interest and often become the source of conversation among readers. Furthermore, the staffer will recognize opportunities to write strong local content, but also stories that will resonate across Connecticut.

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

Reports and writes quickly and effectively 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 producing high-quality breaking news and enterprise journalism across digital and print platforms

Experience writing and/or editing at a newspaper, news website or magazine

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

Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle are required for this position


To apply: 

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. 


COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENTAs part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after November 11, 2021, be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.