Boston magazine Careers and Freelance Opportunities
For nearly 50 years, Boston magazine has been the center of influence when Bostonians are making quality of life decisions. We have several lifestyle brands that are at the centers of influence in our city through print content, digital stories, social media and events. Our hard-hitting, award-winning journalism examines the city’s most pressing issues and most powerful people, while respected franchises like Best of Boston and 50 Best Restaurants continue to drive the conversation. Our editors have their finger on the pulse of the city when it comes to breaking news, food, politics, health, real estate, events, business and culture. We also serve as a media agency by creating custom content and marketing campaigns for local and national brands. And our robust calendar of over 70 high-quality events annually—which range from a burger festival to a workout series— keep fans and partners connected to the best of what Boston has to offer.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We believe that different backgrounds and perspectives make us a better company. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to have a staff that is representative of the communities we serve. We encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals and other groups historically underrepresented in the publishing and media industry. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
Boston magazine, one of America’s most honored and respected city magazines, is seeking a Senior Editor to write and edit articles in print and online. The ideal candidate has an outstanding ability to generate story ideas, knows how to write polished copy that leaps off the page and screen, and has a playful, sometimes mischievous, sense of humor that translates to headline writing.
In addition, this candidate should have a love for Boston — or at least the willingness to learn every nook and cranny of this world-class city — and have an interest in business, transportation, development, crime, regional identity, and anything to do with city life. This is a chance to work in and write about one of the most exciting boom towns in America. And when it comes to magazine jobs, this is one of the good ones.
- A minimum of five years of experience writing and editing at a magazine or website. (This is not an entry-level position)
- An admirable work ethic, proven time management skills, and an obsession with producing top-quality work
- Team-playerness (non-negotiable)
- Sense of humor (also non-negotiable)
- Develop ideas for, write, and edit stories for digital and print, ranging from 800-word daily pieces to 2,000-word columns and 5,000-word monthly longform features
- Cultivate and grow a stable of dependable freelance writers
- Become immersed in Boston and become an authority on life in our city
Please send a résumé, examples of your work, and a cover letter that persuades us you’d be a perfect fit for this job to [email protected]. No phone calls. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Metro Corp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Other Employment Opportunities
For more information about current full-time employment opportunities or to send a résumé, please contact Alexandra Nodiff at [email protected]. Metro Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Freelance Opportunities and Pitching
Boston magazine accepts freelance pitches for both print and digital products. Send ideas to [email protected].
Boston magazine Internships
Boston magazine offers internship opportunities for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. During their time at the magazine, our interns gain real-world experience in the industry by working on timely projects in various departments. Metro Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Universal Internship Requirements
Is this the internship for you?
Our goal is to provide our interns with the most hands-on, practical training and experience in town. You will get exposure to many subject matter experts, be a part of professional trainings and meetings, and have an opportunity to pitch your new ideas while having lunch with the company’s top leaders. Whether you’re on-site at an event, analyzing our digital data metrics, or contributing content to our website or magazine, we expect you to bring new ideas and roll up your sleeves to complete them; your work will be diverse and impactful. This is a great opportunity for students who love to learn by doing, who are passionate about their work, and aren’t shy about trying something new. Academic credit is offered if your school permits it.
All interns must be current college/university students and must receive academic credit for their internship. Internships are unpaid.
We generally request 20 hours per week and can work with selected candidates to match your availability to our current projects. The internship description may specify cases in which other hours are expected. Internships are unpaid. Eligible interns must be currently enrolled in a postsecondary academic institution. High school students and rising college freshman are not eligible to apply.
Spring session: Apply by November 15
Summer session: Apply by March 15
Fall session: Apply by July 15