Multiplatform Editor, Opinion

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time
  • Newsroom
  • Mid Level

Job Description:

Boston Globe Opinion is hiring a multiplatform editor, a versatile journalist who can help anchor publishing across our platforms.

Responsibilities:

The editor will be the last line of defense for editorials, columns, and letters to the editor, the final marker before a piece is published online or slotted for the paper. They will be a superior editor for copy, grammar, style, and ethical considerations. They should also excel at headline writing, photo selection, and application of basic metadata to a story. They should be enterprising and proactive in recommending ways to improve the presentation of Opinion content across platforms. Furthermore, the editor should understand how all these pieces fit together to represent The Boston Globe each and every day.

Additionally, the editor will be a superior multitasker, able to handle multiple pieces about a wide variety of topics each day under deadline pressure. They should be able to independently prioritize tasks, knowing when to pivot for breaking news and when to clear out time to dig in on an enterprise project. Layout skills are a plus.

Finally, we need someone collaborative who understands how to work as part of a tight-knit unit. The editor should have a willingness to adapt, be audience-focused with a curious mindset, and committed to creating an inclusive work environment.

Requirements:

  • At least five years of experience as a journalist on a production or copy desk
  • Excellent copy-editing skills
  • Able to concisely summarize news in headlines and decks
  • Facility with using and learning new content management systems
  • Skilled at multitasking and juggling multiple, fast-moving storylines at once
  • Print layout experience
  • Experience applying tags, taxonomies, and other basic story metadata
  • A team player who thrives working in a group setting
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

This position will start as a remote position but, following the office’s 2022 reopening plan, will be located in the Boston headquarters.

Vaccination Statement:

BGMP will require that all employees, including temporary employees, co-ops, and interns, regardless of work location, provide the company Human Resources team with proof of vaccination status through the secure system that will be provided for these purposes. For those who are not vaccinated for company-approved and verified medical and/or religious reasons, that same system will also allow you to upload required weekly COVID test results. 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

EEO Statement:

Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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