Newsroom Initiatives Senior Coordinator

Boston, MA
Full Time
Mid Level

Job Description:

Boston Globe Media -- the largest news organization in New England -- has an enviable digital subscribership, newsroom of talented reporters, and a culture of innovation (recently recognized as Fast Company's 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators). 

The newsroom initiatives senior coordinator is a unique opportunity to sit at the crossroads of a growing regional media company, working with our newsroom and business functions to launch and develop new projects. This position reports to the General Manager of Editorial Revenue and Strategy in our commercial revenue department (advertising), but the role collaborates across all company departments. The mission is to build or optimize commercial revenue opportunities to support our journalism, while not compromising the Globe’s greatest assets -- our editorial independence. 


  • Identify, create and implement new commercial revenue opportunities around the Globe’s journalism and across our platforms
  • Build and maintain the Globe’s public-facing Editorial Calendar across The Boston Globe (print), (digital), and BGMP events. 
  • Serve as a point of contact between the newsroom and the advertising department, fielding questions and strategizing solutions in a highly collaborative environment. 
  • Devise concepts for events featuring our journalists and work closely with the Globe events team to execute them
  • Collaborate with the newsroom to develop journalism franchises with sponsorship potential and opportunities 
  • Coordinate with sales planning to position newsroom initiatives for the market, including sales materials and promotion, and work with revenue operations to design pricing and client-ready media plans
  • Advise sales team on newsroom initiatives, suggesting relevant advertising opportunities based on client goals 
  • Leverage data insights to recommend new projects to the sales team and newsroom 
  • Manage cross-functional projects through completion, forging partnerships and systems throughout the process 


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, media, communications, marketing or a related field
  • At least 3-5 years work or internship experience in publishing, news, events, advertising or marketing

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Reporting, editor or other professional newsroom experience
  • A deep interest in news media as a business
  • Entrepreneurial approach to projects 
  • Proven ability to collaborate, especially across departments
  • Highly organized and able to juggle multiple projects and manage their stakeholders 
  • Strong public speaking skills, including developing presentations and fielding questions from colleagues in a group setting
  • A careful eye for detail, especially in written communications
  • Basic knowledge of spreadsheets (Google Sheets or Excel) and slide design
  • Passion for local news, including the importance of credibility and independence as part of our mission and business model 
  • 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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