Windows System Administrator

Boston, MA
Full Time
Product & IT
Mid Level

Job Description:

The Boston Globe is looking to hire a skilled Windows Administrator to manage and maintain our Windows systems and Active Directory environment. In this role, you are responsible to design, install, administer, and optimize overall control of a server. Provide technical support to ensure a high degree of Customer Happiness through Service Level Agreement (SLA) and Process Compliance and perform business impact analysis and risk assessments to reduce the likelihood of significant service outage or disasters. If you thrive in a dynamic, collaborative workplace, the Globe provides an environment where you will be both challenged and inspired every single day. 


  • Responsible for installing, managing, and upgrading Windows-based systems and servers.
  • Responsible for day-to-day administration duties including Windows Active Directory object maintenance, conduct complex troubleshooting and repair tasks on Active Directory, Windows Server 2012 R2 thru current, Domain Controllers, DNS, user authentication and other operational systems as needed.
  • Configure KMS server for Microsoft products.
  • Provide technical review of existing implementations and administrative practices (account and network administration, GPOs, OUs, DNS, etc.)
  • Administer Users, Group and Computer objects and create Group Policy using Group Policy Management Console.
  • Participate in data cleansing efforts including remediation of duplicate user ID’s, Directory Information Tree (DIT) redesign and modification recommendations, consolidation of Group Policy Objects, and implementation of access restrictions and auditing.
  • Mentor team members.
  • Establish service specifications to other systems including permissions modification, deletion, role definitions, reclassification and other similar access management related functions.


  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Ability to install, configure and troubleshoot Active Directory and DNS for Active Directory, as well as skills necessary for Group Policy and Active Directory Security solutions.
  • Heavy Active Directory and Directory Services knowledge necessary.
  • Hands-on project experience designing and implementing custom workflows, resource provisioning and role-based access controls.
  • Citrix XenApp
  • Citrix XenDesktop
  • Working experience of lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • Working experience of operating-system administration skills of Windows Server 2012-2022.
  • Specific training and certifications are a plus.
  • PowerShell scripting.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 

The BGMP office is located in downtown Boston, near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, and is easily accessible by MBTA and commuter rail lines. This position is based in Boston, and candidates should be based in the area or willing to move.


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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