The Hearst Corporation at a Glance


  • Parent company to some of the most widely read magazines including Good Housekeeping, Popular Mechanics, Woman’s Day, Seventeen and Elle.
  • Diversified interest continue to allow the company to be profitable despite changing media and economic turmoil.
  • Willing to change as technology changes.


  • Digital media and internet availability is decreases the need to purchase hard-copy media like newspapers and magazines.

The Bottom Line

  • Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest media companies with businesses in magazine, newspaper and trade publishing; cable, television and radio broadcasting; the internet properties; TV production and distribution; newspaper distribution and real estate.

About The Hearst Corporation

Like founder William Randolph Hearst's castle, The Hearst Corporation is sprawling. Through Hearst Newspapers, the company owns 17 daily newspapers (such as the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle ) and 57 weekly newspapers. Its Hearst Magazines publishes more than 300 global titles, including major US consumer magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire . Hearst has broadcasting operations through its Hearst Television subsidiary. Its Hearst Entertainment & Syndication unit includes syndication service King Features, newspaper production service Reed Brennan, and stakes in cable networks (A&E, ESPN). The Hearst Corporation is owned by the Hearst family, but managed by a board of trustees.


Hearst publishes information for automotive, electronic, pharmaceutical, and finance industries through its Hearst Business Media segment. Through its Hearst Interactive Media unit, the company makes strategic investments in online properties such as Brightcove and BuzzFeed and has a minority stake in entertainment network UGO Entertainment.

The company publishes about 20 magazines in the UK. Hearst's top magazine title, Cosmopolitan , is published in about 30 languages and sold in more than 80 countries, making it the largest magazine franchise in the world.

Geographic Reach

Outside of the US, China is an important market for the company's magazine business. A direct presence in China presents numerous opportunities for other Hearst divisions to invest and build businesses there.


Hearst has had success keeping costs down and managing the transition from print to digital. Hearst Magazines formed a unit called Hearst Magazines Digital Media, through which it publishes apps and digital editions of its magazines. Included in the enhanced digital issues for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Droid platform is special content and games based on its brands. These efforts follow Hearst's formation of a joint venture with Advance Magazine Publishers (dba Condé Nast), Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc. to offer a new digital storefront and portable reading experience.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hearst acquires companies it hopes will provide opportunities for expansion and growth. Hearst acquired MedHOK, CAMP Systems International Inc., and Litton Entertainment in 2016.

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The Hearst Corporation

300 W 57th St Fl 42
New York, NY 10019-3790
Phone: 1 (212) 649-2000
Fax: 1 (212) 265-0169


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President and CEO: Steven R. Swartz
  • Chairman: William R. Hearst
  • President and CEO: Steven R. Swartz
  • Employees: 21,141

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

Other Locations

  • Rogers, AR
  • Prescott, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Citrus Heights, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Banos, CA
  • Marina, CA
  • Mccloud, CA
  • Newbury Park, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Salinas, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Rafael, CA
  • San Simeon, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Old Greenwich, CT
  • Washington, DC
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Boone, IA
  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Harlan, IA
  • Tipton, IA
  • Wilton, IA
  • Alton, IL
  • Bloomington, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Farmer City, IL
  • Jacksonville, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Garden City, KS
  • Louisville, KY
  • Prospect, KY
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Needham, MA
  • Worcester, MA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Westbrook, ME
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Baldwin, MI
  • Howard City, MI
  • Manistee, MI
  • Sandusky, MI
  • Troy, MI
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Omaha, NE
  • Albany, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Garden City, NY
  • Great River, NY
  • Plattsburgh, NY
  • Confluence, PA
  • Austin, TX
  • Beaumont, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Jasper, TX
  • Laredo, TX
  • Midland, TX
  • San Angelo, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Reston, VA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Saint-Leonard, Canada
  • London, England
  • Sale, England
  • Chiyoda-Ku, Japan
  • Moscow, Russia
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