Deputy Bureau Chief (Washington DC)

  • Washington D.C., DC
  • Full Time
  • Washington Bureau
  • Experienced

Job Description:

The Boston Globe seeks an experienced and creative political reporter to join its team of five journalists in Washington as Deputy Bureau Chief. 

This job offers the opportunity to join a bureau of five journalists known for its strong, enterprising work that is central to the Globe’s mission. The bureau has won two Pulitzer Prizes for Washington coverage in the past, and in 2020, the current group shared the prestigious Toner Prize for national political reporting.

Our readers are sophisticated and politically savvy, and as such, take Washington coverage seriously. So do we. We strive to break free of the press pack and drive thoughtful, enterprising coverage that holds government officials to account and demystifies the workings of Washington and campaigns.


We are looking for a journalist with an impeccable sense of story, the ability to develop a wide and diverse network of sources, an understanding of Washington or at least of politics, and the confidence to stray from the beaten path of coverage.

The ideal deputy bureau chief candidate should feel comfortable reporting and writing distinctive political stories that break through the busy news landscape in Washington. The deputy bureau chief will also help shape and edit the bureau’s coverage and serve as a mentor to their colleagues. Past experience editing or in a leadership role is a plus.


  • Ten years or more of experience in journalism (not necessarily in Washington), a good part of that involving political reporting.
  • A track record of breaking news and writing authoritative political stories on deadline.
  • A collegial approach to reporting and affinity for working collaboratively on a team. 
  • A versatile and engaging writing style that encompasses breaking news as well as longer-form features and profiles.
  • An ideas-driven approach to reporting and a hunger to find angles and stories that aren’t being told—or to tell them in a new way.
  • An ability to represent the Globe and promote its work in media appearances and speaking engagements. 
  • Editing and/or leadership experience is a plus.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 


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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