“FRONTLINE is looking for a sharp, thoughtful Local Initiatives Editor to help oversee a new national-local reporting initiative. The Local Initiatives Editor, who should be based in Boston, will help to establish and solidify relationships with reporters in communities across the country to develop a powerful transmedia reporting project on a single topic or issue. The goal of the project is both to enhance local reporting capacity and break new ground on a topic of national significance.
The editor will guide the day-to-day work on the project, coordinating with the local reporters, and overseeing and editing their work for publication, in coordination with FRONTLINE’s senior editorial staff. While the bulk of the project will likely be in text, experience editing or engaging in interactive or transmedia work is a plus.
We are seeking a smart, self-motivated person who can ask big questions but still sweat the details. They should have a healthy sense of curiosity, sound editorial judgment, established reporting skills and a passion for investigative and accountability journalism.”