Job Description:


GBH News is transforming into one cohesive, audience-focused, multiplatform news organization that tells the most interesting and distinctive local stories of the day. Our journalism is infused and informed by the diverse communities we serve. We are among the fastest-growing local news providers in Greater Boston and draw on the talent of a multiplatform newsroom that includes radio (89.7 FM); television (Ch. 2); and digital reporting. Our goal -- through in-depth, high-quality journalism -- is to inform, educate and enlighten our audience and build a collaborative newsroom culture. 



GBH news journalists are not voyeurs but participants in the greater Boston community. We are citizens of the region and guided by a foundation-wide DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility) framework that centers on treating our colleagues and the communities we serve with dignity and respect, even when telling the most complex stories. We are thoughtful stewards of public trust, and also seek to foster that same trust in our own newsroom. We aim to be good neighbors and colleagues and do no harm, and rebuild trust when harm has been done. Equitable, collaborative, responsible journalism is at the core of all we do.


A core staple of our local journalism is listening and collaboration, and we constantly have our ears to the ground in our local neighborhoods and networks throughout our region. We are deeply devoted to listening and understanding — to the community and also to each other on staff — paying close attention to historically underserved, under-included and overlooked populations inside of our newsroom and in the community. We show up. Not just for the story or assignment, but for everything before, after and in between.



We're looking for an enterprising and collaborative Editor to deepen our engagement with communities across the Commonwealth. You care deeply about data, impact, crowd-sourcing and engaging new audiences. You thrive off of cultivating new and diverse sources and being out in the community, listening and building authentic relationships. You have a proven track record of engaging communities of color and other marginalized groups. You have a knack for zeroing in on solutions and innovative approaches to solving systemic problems that disproportionately leave some people behind.   


  • Formulate and oversee a comprehensive newsroom-wide strategy for engaging the public in meaningful discussions surrounding critical stories and issues, encompassing both problem identification and solution exploration
  • Take the lead in editing and producing impactful, distinctive content across various platforms, including web, radio, and social media, with a focus on amplifying community voices.
  • Host and facilitate listening sessions across the Commonwealth in close collaboration with GBH News journalists and community partners
  • Utilize data analysis to identify communities across the Commonwealth that face disproportionate equity and opportunity gaps
  • Develop and implement effective strategies to engage marginalized groups in our journalism
  • Build and nurture a network of reliable and diverse sources to enhance the breadth and depth of coverage
  • Maintain active involvement in non-GBH community events to establish new relationships and generate fresh story ideas


In this role, your expertise as an expert convener and organizer, coupled with your strong editorial skills, will be crucial in guiding our newsroom's public engagement strategy and producing content that resonates with the community, particularly those whose voices are often overlooked. Your cultural consciousness, empathy, and emotional intelligence will serve as valuable assets in this endeavor.



  • Demonstrates strong news judgment and possesses a deep understanding of the elements that constitute a compelling story
  • Exhibits a strong commitment to journalistic ethics and integrity
  • Comfortably handles both short- and long-term deadlines while effectively prioritizing competing tasks
  • Outstanding communication skills with a proven track record of successful collaboration across diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Proficient at stakeholder management, both within GBH and with leaders throughout the greater Boston community, fostering productive relationships
  • Skilled in editing both quick-turn and longer-form multiplatform stories that amplify underrepresented voices and marginalized groups, ensuring inclusive content
  • Proficiency in managing data sets and leveraging data to drive audience engagement and facilitate convening
  • Proficiency in speaking more than one language is a valuable asset.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required

  • 5+ years experience as a journalist

  • 2+ years experience leading, assigning, or editing reporters

  • 2+ years of experience cultivating or booking diverse sources

  • Experience hosting/convening community-focused events and/or listening sessions 



Staff position

Hybrid position



Boston, MA/1 Guest Street

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Boston, MA
United States
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