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Hearst Connecticut Media Group seeks a managing editor

July 24, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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, – an app, newsletters, social media accounts and more for eight daily and 13 weekly newspapers.

The Managing Editor will play a vital role in overseeing the editorial operations of the New Haven Register, one of Connecticut’s most prominent news publications. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving editorial strategy, managing a team of journalists, and ensuring the delivery of compelling, relevant, and accurate news stories to our readership. This position requires a strong journalistic background, exceptional leadership skills, and a passion for delivering impactful local news.

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 New Haven Register is a daily newspaper located in New Haven, CT.

This full-time job with benefits is based in Connecticut and is not eligible for remote candidates. We are hybrid with 2 – 3 days in office. 
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with other editors, reporters, photographers and audience team members to tell impactful stories across platforms.
  • Develop and implement editorial strategies to enhance audience engagement, increase readership, and drive digital growth.
  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in journalism, with a background in newsroom management or editorial leadership.
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality, impactful journalism across multiple platforms.
  • Deep understanding of the principles of journalism, ethical guidelines, and legal considerations.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and develop a diverse team of journalists.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including exceptional editing and storytelling abilities.
  • Familiarity with digital publishing platforms, analytics tools, and social media platforms.
  • Ability to speak a second language like Spanish a plus!

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