Director of Communications

Boston, MA
Full Time

Job Description:

Imagine creating a communications strategy for a renowned media brand whose purpose is to communicate with its readers every day! Boston Globe Media (BGM) has a unique opportunity for a strategic communicator who is passionate about writing, creating narratives, setting a tone, and portraying corporate values. 

As BGM’s business and brand grow, leading the internal and external comms functions, informed by a united vision, will greatly contribute to our success. In this role, the Director of Communications will design and execute key communications deliverables - content, information, and announcements.

Telling and amplifying our story—to and through the specific lens of colleagues, media outlets, industry events, or partners—will contribute to our trajectory and impact. Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) as a strategic partner, the Director of Comms will balance their efforts across external and internal strategies and tactics with the following emphasis:


External Focus

  • Primary contact for media relations
  • Draft, distribute, and track press releases through wire services
  • Executive key correspondence and response
  • Champion brand campaigns and storytelling
  • Amplify the unique value proposition of local journalism
  • Manage PR Agency of Record (AOR) and freelance/contract writers
  • Elevate B2B/Ad Sales/Sponsorship Position
  • Curate thought leadership opportunities for BGM editors and executives
  • Manage content updates to corporate website

Internal Focus

  • Deliver consistent and reliable employee information and updates
  • Partner with HR to communicate employee/BGM events
  • Manage updates to employee intranet
  • Draft newsroom grant proposals


  • 10-15 years of communications experience; preferably in the media industry
  • Exceptional written and presentation skills
  • An authentic collaborative work style
  • Polished, positive attitude, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Comfortable and agile within a fast-paced and matrixed environment
  • 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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