Reporter, Globe Rhode Island

Providence, RI
Full Time
Globe Rhode Island
Mid Level

Job Description:

The Boston Globe is hiring an experienced reporter to focus on Rhode Island, a critical part of our regional expansion. This reporter will primarily cover transportation and infrastructure, the environment, green energy, and business.

They should have a digital-first mindset, strong reporting and writing skills, an understanding of SEO, a hearty appetite for news and, ideally, a passion for and knowledge of the Ocean State.

The ideal candidate should possess a high metabolism and strong initiative. They should be curious, creative, and enterprising, willing to explore angles, ask questions, and connect with sources for ideas to pitch every day. They should be able to confirm information and write quickly for publication online, and work well as part of a driven, innovative team.


  • Report and write news and feature stories each day on topics including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, green energy, and business.
  • Distill complex subjects, reports, and data into readable articles on tight deadlines
  • Digitally produce these stories for publication on and help promote them on social media.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with the rest of the Globe Rhode Island team in covering breaking news events and on enterprise projects
  • Monitor analytics and metrics to surface trends and hone our coverage of Rhode Island news


  • At least 3-5 years experience as a journalist at a major market or publication
  • Ability to write clean, compelling copy on tight deadlines
  • Appetite for writing multiple stories on a variety of topics each day
  • Ability to write deeply reported enterprise stories
  • Digitally savvy and familiar with audience analytics
  • Curious, creative, and eager to explore
  • An eye for good stories that transcend location
  • Multimedia experience – especially in audio, video, and social media-based  storytelling – is a plus
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 

Please submit examples of your work (clips, links to online content, or a link to your digital portfolio) along with a cover letter when you apply.

This is a full-time position based in our Providence, R.I., office, with a hybrid in-person/remote option. Candidates should be based in Rhode Island or willing to move to the Greater Providence area.

This position is a union position covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Boston Newspaper Guild.

EEO Statement:

At Boston Globe Media, our mission is to empower, connect, and convene our communities with independent, trusted journalism and storytelling. We know a critical part to achieve this is by having a workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive - like the communities we serve. Boston Globe Media is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates and colleagues of all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.


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