Criminal Justice Reporter

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Job Description:

The Boston Globe is hiring a reporter to cover the Boston Police Department and criminal justice more broadly. We’re looking for a candidate who will provide watchdog coverage of the city police, including the selection of a new commissioner; 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.

Requirements:

  • 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

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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