The Boston Globe Forges a New Tech Talent Pipeline With edX

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As digitization continues to transform companies across industries, organizations are finding new ways to grow and adapt their workforces.

To source candidates with data, digital, and strategic skill sets, Boston Globe Media Partners (BGMP) is collaborating with edX to offer job interviews for select MicroMasters® program certificate holders for key roles with its The Boston Globe, Boston.com, and STAT brands.

“Digital transformation has fundamentally changed how media organizations operate. The Boston Globe recognizes the need to be forward-thinking and prepared to identify and capitalize on new opportunities and navigate the challenges of our industry,” said Claudia Henderson, chief human resources officer for Boston Globe Media.

Learn more about how New England's leading media company is working with edX to identify and recruit new talent and drive the organization's digital transformation.

Sourcing Must-Have Skills in a Transforming Industry

The skill sets organizations need to compete are evolving faster than ever. In response, companies are leveraging modular, online courses and programs both to train and reskill their current workforce and to identify and pre-qualify strong candidates for positions in fast growing, emerging disciplines like data science and digital product management.

edX MicroMasters® programs, a series of graduate-level courses from top universities, are designed to advance careers and deliver the in-demand skills employers seek. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and can provide a pathway toward completing an advanced degree.

The Boston Globe will grant interviews to qualified edX learners who successfully complete select edX MicroMasters programs in data science and statistics, digital marketing, corporate innovation, and more.

“At the core of what we do is the powerful journalism across each of our brands. In order to support the incredible work coming out of our newsrooms, there is an increasing reliance on leveraging technology, business strategy, product innovation and leadership in our organization,” Henderson said.

“The MicroMasters® program delivers the knowledge and skill sets that are must-haves for the Globe as we continue to transform the business, develop our talent and recruit new candidates.”

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