Boston Globe Media Partners Reporter, Technology & Innovation in Boston, Massachusetts
The Boston Globe’s business department is hiring a reporter to cover technology and innovation. We’re looking for someone with a wealth of energy and ideas who can capture the vibrancy and essence of one of the region’s most pivotal sectors.
Massachusetts has a long history of leadership in technology, from the rise of the computer industry and the Route 128 corridor to the birth of venture capital, startup incubators, and the likes of Facebook, Reddit, and Wayfair. We need a reporter who not only understands this important sector and how to cover it, but can also portray the region’s special relationship with innovation and how it helps define our future.
The reporter needs to be well-versed in both big tech and startup culture, someone who can unearth stories that industry experts and everyday readers alike will find compelling. They should possess a high metabolism and be a source-building machine, regularly publishing scoops and breaking news ahead of the competition. Furthermore, the reporter should be able to think big. We need someone who can authoritatively describe the broader trends emerging in our landscape and why they matter.
A few other qualities that would make you a good fit for this position:
Experience covering a technology or innovation beat. You should be well-sourced and understand how this complicated landscape works.
You’re creative and enterprising. You see fresh angles to storylines everywhere and you’re a newshound who still gets a rush when you beat the competition.
You can handle the most important, sensitive stories we cover here at the Globe, but you’re also not beyond rolling up your sleeves and spinning an incredulous yarn filled with humor and mirth.
You’re cool under the tightest deadlines, but you also know when not to rush a story, because taking an extra day can make the difference between a good story and a great one. You’re not afraid of analytics, but you’re also not defined by them, and you always trust your instincts on a good story.
Knowledge of sectors such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, social media, financial tech, and/or venture capital is a plus.
Finally, you’re a collaborative reporter who likes being part of a high-performing team.
5+ years journalism experience, preferably including at least two years of technology/innovation beat reporting
Ability to write clean, compelling copy on deadline
A skilled reporter and writer who can elevate good stories into great ones
Be adaptable and enterprising, someone who brings their own ideas to the table
A team player who thrives in a group setting
We prefer that this reporter be based in Boston post-pandemic
Willingness to adapt, be audience focused with a curious mindset, and committed to creating an inclusive work enviornment
Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.
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