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Boston University INVESTIGATIVE SENIOR REPORTER, WBUR News and Programming in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:

WBUR is Boston’s NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on-demand, and in real life. Our mission is to produce high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection, and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is member-supported and licensed to Boston University.

WBUR is brimming with talent and ambition. Our colleagues work hard, strive for excellence, value truth, creativity, diverse perspectives, and open debate. Our culture is warm and welcoming — no matter what your role is — we work hard to ensure that everyone feels like they belong. On top of that people are both respectful and passionate about the work we do.

We’ve got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future. It’s a place to do meaningful work with interesting people and to learn and grow along the way.

We offer our employees both hybrid and in-office work arrangements. This position is based in Boston.

We also offer:

  • Health ( and Well Being ( Benefits including Gender Affirming Healthcare (

  • Paid Time Off , Holidays & Intersession (

  • Tuition Remission ( and Professional Development ( through Boston University

The Opportunity and Who You’ll Work With:

You will be joining an award-winning investigative team that has a proven track record of impactful stories that have revealed injustices and wrongdoing. Our stories span a variety of subjects including criminal justice, environment, businesses, local and state government and health care. We are a close-knit team that thrives on collaboration.

You will develop story ideas and collaborate with colleagues in the newsroom and with journalism partners to produce powerful stories for the Boston and New England area. On the team, you will focus on projects that expose harm and hold those in power to account. You will report, write and produce online stories and audio features that will air on our local and national shows at WBUR as well as NPR, reaching audiences across the country.

You’re right for this position if you have at least six years experience in producing in-depth watchdog stories either on beats or in investigative team settings. With an appetite to dig for the truth, you pay attention to the details and also see the bigger picture. You are a natural collaborator, wanting to work with reporters, editors and producers as well as others in the WBUR organization.

This position is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with SAG-AFTRA. The minimum salary is $88,868.00 and can go up based on experience and internal equity.

Cover letters are required.

Required Skills

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent/relevant experience

  • Six plus years of experience in investigative reporting

Capabilities and Proficiencies:

  • Strong researching, source development, interviewing and writing skills are a must

  • Knowledge and experience filing and tracking public records

  • Track record of shepherding major projects from ideation to publication on deadline

  • Skilled, creative storytelling techniques across multiple platforms

  • Audio experience is a plus

  • Data analysis is a bonus

In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.

Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.

We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.

If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you. After submitting your application – join our Talent Community ( !

If you need to make a request for an ADA reasonable accommodation in order to complete your application and/or participate in the interview process, please let us know here ( .

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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