TV Critic

Boston, MA
Full Time
Mid Level

The Boston Globe seeks an experienced and creative TV critic to guide our readers to the best entertainment on the air. The ideal candidate has an encyclopedic knowledge of the TV landscape and its evolution, and a talent for connecting with New England readers, enriching their experience of watching TV. Superb writing skills and the ability to produce insightful reviews and features that both enlighten and entertain our subscribers are required. You are passionate about the medium, and your copy is smart, persuasive, and fun to read. We’re looking for a critic with a strong voice and a sense of humor who can expertly assess the merits and flaws of the most noteworthy TV content, and explore what TV reveals about our culture and about us. 


  • Write several reviews/previews per week, working with your editor to choose which shows to cover. 
  • Write a weekly critic’s notebook, exploring a theme, trend, viewing habit, or other TV-related topic in depth. 
  • Stay on top of your beat and what’s happening in the industry and use your strong news judgment to determine when to jump into a conversation and drive it forward. 
  • Be willing to meet the moment in the moment. If Globe readers are particularly interested in a show/topic/issue, quickly find new and interesting ways to share thoughtful analysis. (And if we’re all getting snowed in for the weekend, tell us what to watch and why.) 
  • Propose and write rankings, best ofs, and brackets that invite reader participation.
  • Follow and write about equity in TV, as it relates to representation, whose stories are being told and by whom, and who holds the power. 
  • Occasionally host or moderate Globe-sponsored events, and discuss TV content on the Globe’s own taped news show, Globe Today. 
  • Strategize on awards-show coverage, make yearly Emmy awards predictions, and write post-show analysis. 
  • Participate in department meetings and help set the direction of Living/Arts coverage.


  • At least three years of reviewing experience at a major newspaper, magazine, or website 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with an inquisitive mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 
  • Digital savvy, with regard to the stories that will resonate online, the headlines that will maximize readership, and social media strategies that can drive engagement 

Please submit a cover letter detailing how you would approach covering TV for the Boston Globe, along with your resume, and links to six recently published TV reviews. (No AI-generated cover letters or other AI-enhanced materials please.) 

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.

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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