Full-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $83,000 a year
Full Job Description
Boston.com is one of the most-read digital media outlets in the region. Each month, our stories reach millions of people, and we're seeking to expand our offering by adding digital journalists to our nighttime operation.
The Night Editor is primarily responsible for leading a team tasked with serving and growing our audiences after-hours. This editor will achieve results through prioritizing, assigning, and editing coverage that fits our mission: What Boston really cares about right now.
- Lead a dynamic team from our downtown Boston office. The nighttime team is expected to effectively prioritize and cover a range of topics (breaking news, sports, weather, and culture). There is plenty of room for experimentation as well.
- Utilize user data as the main — but not only — indicator of success, and distill findings into instinct and action. Our users are primarily accessing our content via their phones during this timeframe, so the Night Editor will drive the team's approaches and decisions based on that behavior.
- Consistently voice new ideas and solutions that help to improve our coverage. Actively contribute to discussions and decision-making that impact the site's offering. As needed, seek out additional viewpoints to help shape the team's work.
- Experiment with, adapt to, and suggest digital storytelling formats and tools that better serve our audience and team. Establish and contribute to distribution strategies across all channels, including site fronts, search engines, social media, newsletters, and app.
- 5+ years spent editing and managing journalists, preferably covering the region.
- A track record of successful, audience-focused work.
- A progressive understanding of the ways that readers engage with content on social, search, and mobile platforms.
- The night team will work from 4 p.m.-midnight on a Sunday through Thursday schedule.
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.