Assistant Business Editor

Boston, MA
Full Time
Newsroom - Business

Job Description:

The Boston Globe is looking for an Assistant Business Editor to help direct coverage of the regional economy, its core industries and leaders, and how economic issues affect the lives of everyday people. 

The ideal candidate for this job will be a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative journalist, ideally with experience covering business and economic issues as an editor and/or a senior reporter. They will be a key member of the Globe’s 20-person business department, helping a small team of reporters craft stories while also helping their fellow editors plan our daily and weekly business coverage in print, online, and newsletters.

This is a versatile job that requires someone comfortable operating at both the speed of our website and the depth of our most complex enterprise stories. A collaborative spirit is a must, as you will work with a wide range of departments across the newsroom to maximize the impact of our stories. You should be creative, organized, and flexible. A sharp eye for news, attention to detail, and a deft touch editing writers across a wide range of experience levels will go a long way, too.


  • Serve as assignment and line editor for a small team of reporters (~four people), helping them conceive and execute stories and providing primary edits.
  • Help the Business editing team plan and prioritize daily and enterprise stories and shape our coverage of the local economy. 
  • Edit/package/write headlines for online breaking news stories as needed.
  • Collaborate with other departments in the newsroom to plan coverage across a given topic area.
  • Coordinate with Photo, Page Design, and Audience Engagement teams to maximize impact and readership of Globe business journalism in print and online.


  • Five-plus years as an editor or senior reporter at a major publication. Experience covering business or economy-related subjects is preferred but not required.
  • An eagerness to coach reporters with a wide range of experience levels and work styles to maximize their potential.
  • Strong news judgment, a sharp eye for stories, and a creative approach to finding new and interesting ways to tell them.
  • The skill to manage a wide range of stories on deadline - from quick-hit web posts to long-term enterprise and everything in between - and help reporters prioritize their time.
  • Strong communication and time-management skills.
  • Knowledge of areas such as finance, technology, health care, and economy is a plus.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 

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

Vaccination Statement:

We require that all BGMP employees (including temporary employees, co-ops, interns, and independent contractors) be vaccinated from COVID-19, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise. All BGMP employees, regardless of vaccination status or work location, must provide proof of vaccination status as instructed by the employee's designated Human Resources contact. Employees may request a reasonable accommodation or other exemption from this policy by contacting their designated Human Resources contact. 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, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.

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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