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Hearst seeks a managing editor, Connecticut Post

February 21, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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.

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!

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