The Boston Globe is hiring a Web producer for its climate desk, part of a new investment in coverage of this critical issue. We’re looking for a savvy digital journalist with a wealth of energy and ideas who can help elevate our coverage at this pivotal time in the planet’s history.
Climate change is an existential threat. It is also a very personal one in Massachusetts, where science is a backbone of the economy and the rhythms of the ocean have long helped dictate our lives and habits. We’re looking for a journalist who understands that, and who can help communicate the urgency of the climate crisis in a way that feels personal and relevant to the Globe’s 200,000 digital subscribers and 10 million monthly readers.
The producer will be responsible for managing the Globe’s climate change presence on digital platforms. We prize versatility in our digital editors: We need someone who can write, edit, and bend even the most stubborn CMS to his or her will. The producer will work on news stories, features, and explainers, and also collaborate with environmental reporters and editors to shape online coverage. The producer should have experience with Web production and all the responsibility that comes with managing a section of a major website.
The producer should also be comfortable with data and data visualization, capable of parsing numbers to find stories and communicating to readers through charts and graphics. Additionally, the producer should have a keen eye for audience engagement and be well-versed in how to use social media, newsletters, and other channels to reach readers.
In addition, the editor should be someone who:
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