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Boston Globe Media seeks an editor in chief, closing the gap

June 30, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Boston Globe is hiring an editor-in-chief for Closing the Gap, a groundbreaking initiative to explore the racial wealth gap in Boston and beyond. This is a leadership role in the Globe’s newsroom.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy leader who creates an editorial vision and builds a team of best-in-class reporters towards the mission of probing systemic inequality in all facets of life across Greater Boston.

The editor should be an enterprising journalist who can see the big picture in every facet of our coverage. They will be a seasoned story editor comfortable with assigning and directing reporters on daily enterprise stories, ambitious long-term projects, and investigations that properly convey the context and nuance of this complex topic. Our aim will be to do journalism that can’t be ignored.

They should also be a skilled wordsmith capable of elevating copy to superior levels. Additionally, they should possess an appreciation for the importance of local news and a passion for the role it plays within a community.

Finally, the editor should be an experienced people manager who sets the tone for the team, inspires reporters to produce high-impact journalism, nurtures staff, and creates a supportive team environment.

Closing the Gap is a long-term, grant-funded initiative supported by the Barr Foundation. The Globe will maintain complete editorial control over story selection, reporting, and editing.


  • Hire a staff that will include a deputy editor and several reporters
  • Develop an editorial vision, including beats and areas of coverage
  • Assign, edit, and publish stories in a timely manner
  • Launch an online vertical and help define an audience plan to acquire readers
  • Represent the Globe at community events and industry conferences
  • Maintain a budget, expenses, and relationships with vendors


  • At least 5-8 years as a reporter and editor
  • Prior experience covering topics of race, economics, and inequality preferred
  • Proven experience managing diverse digital teams to successful results
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to think creatively
  • Comfortable with change and working within a dynamic team environment
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

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