Weekend Editor

Boston, MA
Full Time

Job Description:

The Boston Globe is looking for an experienced journalist to join our team as weekend editor, a critical role in New England’s largest newsroom. 

The weekend editor will be responsible for assigning and editing all breaking news that happens on Saturday and Sunday, helping to keep our digital readers informed as news happens, planning weekend enterprise coverage off the week’s news, and helping set up coverage for the week ahead.

This position is ideal for a journalist who values the importance of local news and is excited to join a growing newsroom that is charting a successful course through this turbulent industry.

The editor will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, a sharp eye for news, a steady stream of ideas, and a collaborative spirit. The editor will share our zeal for breaking news and accountability journalism and further our efforts to hold the region’s powerful accountable. The ideal candidate also should want to shape coverage that reflects and highlights the diversity of the region.

Additionally, the editor will have a superior touch with copy and reliably deliver stories with nuance, sensitivity, creativity, and humor. This person should be collegial, flexible, and calm under pressure. This editor will work Wednesday - Sunday, with a mix of in-person and remote work days.


  • A digitally-savvy journalist who can inject urgency into coverage and understand the importance of delivering real-time information to the Globe’s digital subscribers, as well as coach reporters on how to meet our digital-first goals.
  • An excellent journalist who can think creatively about how we approach stories and coverage. 
  • A skilled wordsmith able to shape copy and elevate stories that can be the cornerstone of daily coverage.  
  • An innovative thinker who spots original angles in the news and has a knack for finding hidden gems that turn into captivating stories. 
  • A newshound who thrives on breaking stories and can own a competitive, ongoing news cycle.
  • An empathetic and flexible leader who enjoys working as part of a collaborative team as well as across departments.
  • Someone who believes deeply in the Globe’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, both in our coverage and the workplace. 
  • A caring leader and willing mentor who can support and uplift the next generation of Globe reporters. 


  • At least 5 years journalism experience as a reporter and/or editor, the majority of that involving local news. 
  • Management or other leadership experience is a plus, but this role would also be an excellent opportunity for an experienced reporter looking to make the transition to editing. 
  • A proven record of conceptualizing and producing high-octane work. The ideal candidate would demonstrate experience working on breaking news as well as writing and/or editing authoritative stories on daily and longer-term deadlines.
  • A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately on tight deadlines.
  • A versatile journalist who is also accomplished at crafting creative enterprise stories.
  • Comfortable with change and working within a dynamic team 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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