Jaclyn Reiss


I am the nightside news editor for The Boston Globe‘s website, Bostonglobe.com, where I oversee all breaking news across a variety of topics in the evenings and overnight.

As digital news editor, I am constantly on the hunt for the next big breaking story — whether it be local, national, political, sports, or beyond. One of my fortes is also spotting potentially viral topics and refocusing them into articles that resonate with a local digital audience.

I also help manage all main social media accounts associated with The Boston Globe, repurpose print content for the digital reader, and oversee a small team of nightside web producers.

I have been at the Globe since May 2011, the same month I graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

I worked from 2011 through 2014 as a beat reporter covering the suburbs west and south of Boston, including some of the most densely populated communities in the state. I also worked hundreds of night and weekend shifts reporting breaking news for the Globe’s Metro section, where I covered general assignment news throughout New England.

As a reporter at the Globe, I have reported from the ground on the Newtown, Conn. school shootings, the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent Watertown gunfight and manhunt, the criminal investigation of Aaron Hernandez, and more.

I have written a handful of stories for Page One, and the majority of my stories about the suburbs appeared on the front page of Globe West and Globe South, popular weekly regional news sections.

I began in August 2014 helping to manage the BostonGlobe.com homepage in an intensely fast-paced newsroom, where I learned how to produce aesthetically pleasing and accurate content. As a producer, I learned how to write SEO-friendly headlines, craft web teasers, create photo galleries, copyedit content, and embed cutting-edge multimedia projects on the site using HTML and the Methode and Workbench content management systems. I learned how to manage the Globe’s social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, and Google+; cull wires for the biggest national and foreign stories to feature online; and use my news judgment to decide how, where, and when to feature stories on the homepage.

As a reporter and digital editor, I am energetic, enthusiastic, persistent, detail-oriented, and ceaselessly searching for the next big story. I work efficiently both individually and as part of a team, and have developed the skills necessary to stay ahead of the curve in the digital journalism era. I feel most comfortable working in a fast-paced news environment and reporting over a variety of platforms, both digital and print.

I was also part of the Globe team that won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize and a 2013 Online News Association award for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath. I also previously managed about a half-dozen Globe Twitter accounts for the communities I covered as a beat reporter, quadrupling those handles’ followers in two years.

I previously worked as a State House reporter for The MetroWest Daily News in Framingham through BU’s State House Program, where I broke state and national policy news through a local lens. In 2010, I also served as an editorial and social media intern for Citysearch Boston, a popular culture website similar to Yelp.