Audience Producer

Posted On: April 9, 2024

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Hearst

Company Description

Since 1887, Hearst has grown from a single newspaper into one of the nation’s largest media, information, and services companies with over 360 businesses in more than 150 countries. Today, Hearst Newspapers (HNP) employs over 2,500+ employees and encompasses more than 75 brands across a national network, with an unparalleled commitment to the communities we serve.

While our reach is national, giving us a vast array of resources, our focus is local. Our comprehensive portfolio of modern local and regional brands, services, and solutions redefines what ‘local news’ means and how it connects communities across the country. We inform, educate, and entertain 45 million digital visitors monthly and over 6 million print readers weekly through a collective network of 50+ leading websites, 24 daily and 52 weekly publications, innovative digital products, and businesses such as King Features, Hearst DevHub, and more.

In addition to our journalistic commitment, Hearst Newspapers partners with thousands of local, regional, and national businesses, providing best-in-class advertising and marketing services each year.

Job Description

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 Audience Producer to join Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s team at a time when we’re growing digital subscriptions.

The Audience Producer would join a team that oversees, manages and creates content for nine daily news sites. Producers curate and package stories from multiple sources, including the editorial staff, wires and more, and publish that content across platforms.

The coverage needed is for the very important night shift (3pm - 11pm) Tue - Sat schedule. As such this role will be exempt from office requirements but can come to our Norwalk or New Haven occasionally if they so choose.

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

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

Comfortable with night and weekend work

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume 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. Here's a look at Hearst CT's 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report:

This full-time job with benefits is based in Connecticut and is not eligible for remote candidates.

To Apply

Apply on our career site here:
Send a cover letter and resume for review.