Editor-in-Chief, Closing the Gap

Boston, MA
Full Time
Mid Level

The Boston Globe is hiring an editor-in-chief for Closing the Gap, a groundbreaking initiative to explore the racial wealth gap in Boston and beyond. This is a leadership role in the Globe’s newsroom.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy leader who creates an editorial vision and builds a team of best-in-class reporters towards the mission of probing systemic inequality in all facets of life across Greater Boston. 

The editor should be an enterprising journalist who can see the big picture in every facet of our coverage. They will be a seasoned story editor comfortable with assigning and directing reporters on daily enterprise stories, ambitious long-term projects, and investigations that properly convey the context and nuance of this complex topic. Our aim will be to do journalism that can’t be ignored. 

They should also be a skilled wordsmith capable of elevating copy to superior levels. Additionally, they should possess an appreciation for the importance of local news and a passion for the role it plays within a community. 

Finally, the editor should be an experienced people manager who sets the tone for the team, inspires reporters to produce high-impact journalism, nurtures staff, and creates a supportive team environment. 

Closing the Gap is a long-term, grant-funded initiative supported by the Barr Foundation. The Globe will maintain complete editorial control over story selection, reporting, and editing. 


  • Hire a staff that will include a deputy editor and several reporters
  • Develop an editorial vision, including beats and areas of coverage 
  • Assign, edit, and publish stories in a timely manner
  • Launch an online vertical and help define an audience plan to acquire readers
  • Represent the Globe at community events and industry conferences
  • Maintain a budget, expenses, and relationships with vendors


  • At least 5-8 years as a reporter and editor 
  • Prior experience covering topics of race, economics, and inequality preferred
  • Proven experience managing diverse digital teams to successful results 
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to think creatively
  • Comfortable with change and working within a dynamic team environment 
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment


Vaccination Statement:

We require that all BGMP employees (including temporary employees, co-ops, interns, and independent contractors) be vaccinated from COVID-19, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise. All BGMP employees, regardless of vaccination status or work location, must provide proof of vaccination status as instructed by the employee's designated Human Resources contact. Employees may request a reasonable accommodation or other exemption from this policy by contacting their designated Human Resources contact. Failure to comply with or enforce any part of this policy, or misrepresentation of compliance with this policy, may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.

EEO Statement:

Boston Globe Media Partners is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media Partners is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.


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