Investigations Editor

  • Full-time
  • Boston

WGBH with New England Center for Investigative Reporting

WGBH News and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting seek an Investigations Editor with data journalism chops to lead, edit and teach journalists who want to make a difference.

Candidates should offer 10 years or more of news experience, with a track record of reporting, writing and editing in-depth enterprise or investigative stories that reveal wrongdoing and injustice. Skills in the acquisition and use of data sets desired. Experience in radio, television or AV editing a plus.

Investigations should result in original, in-depth stories for WGBH News public radio and television, as well as for print and digital news partners of NECIR such as the Boston Globe.

The Investigations Editor will be expected to:

  • Develop ideas and avenues of inquiry for original investigations;
  • Work with spreadsheets, databases, SQL and other technology tools for data reporting;
  • Edit WGBH News reporters assigned to special projects for accuracy, fairness and accountability;
  • Supervise and edit reporters with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, our nonprofit partner;
  • Lead regular instructional sessions on investigative techniques for the WGBH newsroom and possibly others;
  • Assist in the expansion of our investigative team, as resources allow;
  • Communicate effectively and cordially with colleagues across different organizations and platforms;
  • Juggle multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Encourage creativity and high standards;
  • Facilitate content partnerships with other news organizations;
  • Coordinate with development and marketing staff to assist in funding projects;
  • Represent WGBH at public events; and
  • Keep a sense of humor.

The position is full-time starting in November and based at WGBH News in Boston.

Essential Functions:

70%: Develop ideas and avenues of inquiry for original investigations. Supervise and edit reporters and investigations for accuracy, fairness and accountability. This includes working with spreadsheets, databases, SQL and other technology tools for data reporting.

20%: Lead regular instructional sessions on investigative techniques for the WGBH newsroom and possibly others.

10%: Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

Candidates should offer 10 years or more of news experience, with a track record of reporting, writing and editing in-depth enterprise or investigative stories that reveal wrongdoing and injustice. Skills in the acquisition and use of data sets desired. Experience in radio, television or AV editing a plus. Excellent organizational and supervisory skills are critical, as well as the ability to create an environment that fosters team work.

About WGBH News:

WGBH News is a multi-media news outlet that broadcasts on radio, TV, and web. WGBH News seeks to inform, educate and enlighten our audience on both the news of the day and the news in context through in-depth, high quality journalism using the best tools and methods of the craft. WGBH News seeks always to report on and facilitate discussion of the news with integrity, fairness, balance, accuracy and civility, WGBH News also seeks to tell the stories of and allow expression of the diversity of voices that make up our entire community.

About NECIR:

The nonprofit New England Center for Investigative Reporting seeks to expose injustice by both producing and teaching in-depth, impactful journalism.

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