Matthew Bernstein is The Boston Globe's letters editor, fielding hundreds of readers' submissions every week in response to all elements of the paper’s reporting and commentary. He’s responsible for selecting, curating, editing, fact-checking, and producing content for publication, including headline writing, photo selection, and production for the web. He has been on staff at the Globe since 1997 and has been a copy editor, production editor, editorial design supervisor, and multiplatform editor, with nine years’ experience on the news Night Desk before coming to Opinion in 2006.
In March 2020, during the early days of COVID-19, he helped launch and oversaw the blog “Postcards from the Pandemic,” which collected short notes, photos, and illustrations from readers who shared how they were coping.
Bernstein also has written opinion pieces and essays for the Globe in addition to previous freelance writing work that included movie, music, concert, and book reviews and profiles of personalities in the arts.
Previously, he has worked in quarterly health care newsletter publishing and as a copy editor, page designer, and writer at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy. He also worked briefly as a Boston-area actor and is an inactive member of SAG-AFTRA.