The Boston Globe is hiring a State House/political reporter to cover state government and campaigns and elections across the state — someone who is as comfortable parsing a bill on police reform as they are grilling state and federal officials in a scrum about the latest political imbroglio. The candidate must possess the ability to write accurately on deadline, translating the old-fashioned language of lawmaking, the speechifying of politicos, and the spin of operatives into clear copy that cuts through the noise, and tells the story with enthusiasm. The reporter should be indefatigable in creating a roster of sources and calling them, crafting a constant stream of story ideas. The reporter must be someone who can consistently produce journalism that holds the state's elected officials to account. The reporter must be able to give voice to the state's most vulnerable people — foster children, homeless families, victims of abuse — and show how state policies affect them.