|Date Posted||June 17, 2022|
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 Social Media / Web Producer to join Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s team at a time when we’re growing digital subscriptions.
The Social Media / Web Producer would join a team that oversees, manages and creates content for the eight daily news sites and their social accounts. 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
Understands best practices for social media and audience engagement and implements that knowledge when posting on behalf of our news organizations
Identifies stories of high local interest and shares them across platforms quickly and accurately
Communicates 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
As 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 Sept 13, 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 due to medical, including pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
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. Here's a look at Hearst CT's 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report: https://bit.ly/3EIyHBN
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.