The Boston Globe’s business department is hiring a general assignment reporter to cover a wide range of topics. We’re looking for a self-starter with a wealth of energy and ideas who can write with flair and authority on everything from jobs and the economy to small businesses, corporations, and power players. The reporter should possess a high metabolism and be a source-building machine, regularly publishing scoops and breaking news ahead of the competition. Furthermore, the reporter should be able to think big. We need someone who can authoritatively describe the broad trends emerging in our landscape and why they matter to our city, region, and nation. In a given week, you might break news about hires or layoffs at a big local company; write about the impact of city or state policy on business owners; report an enterprise story about a new trend in office or business culture; and take the reins of a story about a prominent executive move that leads our website all day and lands on the front page of the paper.