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Boston Globe Media Partners Transportation Reporter (Temporary) in Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Globe is hiring a temporary (12 months)  transportation reporter to cover our public transit system, Boston’s infamous traffic, our aging infrastructure, and our robust pedestrian and bike culture. The beat includes accountability reporting about state agencies, with plenty of breaking news and scoops to be had. But it also includes enterprising stories about how we live, as how we get around consumes much of our day-to-day life here. We want someone who is comfortable with public records requests and who can elevate an item from a dry hearing into a lively, thoroughly reported story that resonates with our readers. We are looking for a relentless and curious reporter with wide-ranging interests. Additionally, we want someone who can both generate story ideas and take assignments, turning them around swiftly when necessary.

This temporary position will be from August 2024 to July 2025. 

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate is a versatile reporter with a high news metabolism, someone who can write with depth, creativity, and flair. A few other qualities that would make you a good fit for this position:

  • You’re creative and enterprising. You see fresh angles to storylines everywhere.  And can think creatively about how we approach stories and coverage. 

  • You’re 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.

  • You can write quickly and nimbly on deadline for the web and for print.

  • You’re a master at cultivating sources. You don’t get beaten by the competition.

  • You can handle the most important, sensitive stories the Globe covers.

  •  You’re a collaborative reporter who likes being part of a team.

  • You’re mindful of how our stories affect the communities we serve.

  • Produce high-impact journalism, both daily and enterprise, for publication online and in print.

  • Seek out data and public records that are applicable to the beat

  • Cover breaking transportation news as needed with speed and accuracy

  • Work with visual and digital specialists to create rich, unforgettable displays, and embrace alternative storytelling formats.

  • Occasionally work overtime, weekend, or holiday shifts. 

    Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years experience as a journalist at a major market or publication.

  • Ability to write clean, compelling copy on deadline.

  • A skilled writer who can elevate good stories into great ones.

  • Adaptable and enterprising.

  • Skillful and creative with public records requests.

  • A team player who thrives in a group setting.

  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset

  • 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.

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

    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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