Boston.com - Staff Writer

Boston, MA
Full Time
Boston.com
Mid Level

Job Description:

Boston.com is one of the most-read digital media outlets in the region. Each month, our stories reach millions of people, and we’re seeking to improve our offering by adding a staff writer to our team. 

The ideal candidate is a highly collaborative, creative, versatile thinker who covers the topics and stories that our readers care about on any given day, whether the COVID-19 pandemic, an election, a snowstorm, or a viral Boston moment. 

This staff writer will primarily achieve results through consistently reporting and writing stories that fit our mission: What Boston really cares about right now.

Responsibilities:

  • Craft timely, well-researched pitches, and work on assignments with equal enthusiasm.
  • Cover a range of stories by reporting and/or aggregating credible sources, separating fact from fiction. Write copy with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Focus on creating content that serves our region. Utilize user data as the main — but not only — indicator of success, and distill findings into instinct and action. 
  • Consistently voice new ideas and solutions that help to improve our coverage. Actively contribute to brainstorms and discussions that impact the site’s offering.
  • Experiment with, adapt to, and suggest digital storytelling approaches, formats, and tools that better serve our audience and team. 
  • Share your content across our various social media channels, tapping into the conversation of the day with pertinent copy and local knowledge.

Qualifications:

  • Experience reporting and writing for a media outlet, preferably covering the region.
  • A track record of successful, audience-focused work.
  • A progressive understanding of the ways that readers engage with content on social, search, and mobile platforms.
  • A willingness to adapt, an audience-focused mentality, and a commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment

This position will start remotely but will be located in the Boston headquarters when the office fully reopens in September 2022.


This position is a union position covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Boston Newspaper Guild.

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 Partners is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media Partners is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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