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Boston Globe Spotlight Team reporter

Job Summary

The Boston Globe is looking for an experienced investigative reporter with a passion to identify - and drive - high-impact stories for its Spotlight Team. Top candidates have shown leadership on past investigative projects, as well as strong teamwork. The Globe is looking for candidates who are as adept at analyzing complex data as they are at interviewing a wide range of people. Priority is given to an investigative reporter who brings diverse life experiences and special skills. This position will report to Spotlight editor Patricia Wen.


Report aggressively on topics that can range from politics and health care to social justice and criminal law;
Continually look for tips and breaking news stories that may lead to ambitious investigative, accountability or explanatory projects;
Strive for stories with high public impact;
Write clearly and forcefully;
Take initiative in considering the photo, visual and multimedia elements of projects and work well with other departments to make that happen;
Show dogged aggressiveness in uncovering information, but also show a deep sense of fairness and compassion.
The Spotlight Team - more than 50 years old, and the nation's longest continuously running investigative unit - is highly collaborative, so this candidate must communicate and work well with others.


Candidates for this position must be a seasoned reporter with a track record of mastering challenging beats, working sources and producing high-level investigative journalism.


Organization: Boston Globe
Location: Boston Massachusetts US
Date Posted: February 6, 2021
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How to Apply

Please use the Globe's link to upload a resume, a cover letter summarizing the qualities you would bring to the investigative team, and a maximum of five clips. If we need more clips or information, the Globe will follow-up.

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