The Boston Globe is looking for an experienced journalist to join our team as an assistant metro editor, a critical role to help shape coverage for New England’s largest newsroom.The assistant editor will oversee a team of reporters within Metro, the Globe’s largest and most widely read department. This position is ideal for a journalist who values the importance of local news and is excited to join a growing newsroom that is charting a successful course through this turbulent industry, as demonstrated by the Globe’s 235,000 digital subscribers. Prior experience and interest in covering criminal justice a plus, but not a requirement.
The editor will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, a sharp eye for news, and a steady stream of ideas as a member of a core 12-person editing team. The editor will share our zeal for accountability journalism and further our efforts to hold the region’s powerful accountable through in-depth features, groundbreaking investigations, and sterling beat coverage. The ideal candidate also should want to shape coverage that reflects and highlights the diversity of the region.
Additionally, the editor will have a superior touch with copy and reliably deliver stories with nuance, sensitivity, creativity, and humor. However, we are also willing to consider an experienced reporter without prior editing experience. This person should be collegial, flexible, and calm under pressure. The job will be based in the Globe’s downtown Boston headquarters.