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 a general-
assignment writer to our team.
We’re looking for a digital journalist to work with us in our downtown Boston office. The ideal candidate is a highly collaborative, creative, versatile thinker who covers the topics and stories that our readers care about on any given day, whether an election or a snowstorm or Tom Brady’s new haircut.
This staff writer will primarily achieve results through constantly and consistently producing coverage in line with our site’s editorial mission : What Boston really cares about right now.
Responsibilities include :
Craft timely, well-researched pitches, and work on assignments with equal enthusiasm. Cover a range of stories by reporting and / or aggregating credible sources, separating fact from fiction.
Write copy with a meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
Primarily focus on creating content that serves our region. Utilize user data as the main but not only indicator of success, and distill findings into instinct and action.
Consistently voice new ideas and solutions that help to improve our coverage. Actively contribute to brainstorms and discussions that impact the site’s offering.
Experiment with, adapt to, and suggest digital storytelling approaches, formats, and tools that better serve our audience and team.
Requirements include :
2-4 years spent reporting and writing for a media outlet, 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