The Boston Globe is hiring a reporter to cover the Boston Police Department, crime, and criminal justice more broadly. We’re looking for a candidate who will provide watchdog coverage of the city police; write human stories about the intersection of policing and the criminal justice system with the lives of people in Boston, including crime victims; and spot trends in policing and crime across Boston. The selected reporter should expect to write a mix of spot news, accountability stories, and ambitious enterprise.
The ideal candidate is a versatile and fearless reporter with a high metabolism, someone who can write with depth, creativity, and flair. A few other qualities that would make you a good fit for this position:
- You’re creative and enterprising. You see fresh angles to storylines everywhere.
- You’re a master at cultivating sources. You don’t get beaten by the competition.
- You can handle the most important, sensitive stories the Globe covers.
- You can write quickly and nimbly on deadline.
- You’re a collaborative reporter who likes being part of a team.
- At least 3-5 years experience as a journalist at a major market or publication
- Ability to write clean, compelling copy on deadline
- A skilled writer who can elevate good stories into great ones
- Adaptable and enterprising
- A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment
- A team player who thrives in a group setting
This position is a union position covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Boston Newspaper Guild
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