Sports Multiplatform Editor - Part-Time

Boston, MA
Part Time
Newsroom
Entry Level

Job Description:

The Boston Globe seeks an experienced copy editor to work part-time on its Boston-based sports desk as it edits and prepares copy for publication on all platforms, including our website, printed newspaper, social media, and newsletters.

Responsibilities:

  • Work up to 4 shifts per week, depending on season, at both the Globe’s Boston office and remotely (hybrid schedule)
  • Work nights, weekends, and holidays 
  • Edit stories for content, accuracy, clarity, and grammar
  • Write compelling, conversational headlines
  • Compile roundups, notebooks, and other story forms from wire, staff, and other sources
  • Enhance online stories with photos, videos, related links, social media posts, and graphics.
  • Work with our audience engagement team to strategize and implement best practices for social media, newsletter, and other forms of outreach to amplify our content’s reach.

Qualifications: 

  • Someone with a strong understanding of Boston’s professional, college, and high school sports scene - the current landscape, the history, the people involved, and the major storylines.
  • Someone with 3-5 years experience working on the sports copy desk of a daily newspaper editing stories, writing headlines and photo captions, and posting to the internet.
  • A creative and accurate headline writer.
  • A stickler for details with an eye for spelling errors, inconsistencies, and other mistakes
  • Cool under pressure and able to handle multiple assignments
  • Someone who always makes deadline
  • Someone who improves stories while respecting the writer’s voice and approach
  • Well-versed in the business practices, composition, and logistics of major professional sports organizations, particularly MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA.
  • Someone savvy with social media, content marketing, and audience engagement workflow and practices.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 

Bonus Points if You:

  • You have familiarity with Arc, Methode, or other modern content management systems for web and print publication

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

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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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