Technology Reporter, FedScoop ||
Technology Reporter, FedScoop || Washington, DC Want to be a part of an award-winning editorial team with access to top officials from the White House, the other agencies disrupting the way the government serves Americans, and the billion-dollar tech companies who serve them? Want to dig in to issues that really matter, like how open health data is saving lives and new technologies are saving taxpayers' money? Want to work in a young, modern company loaded to the brim with benefits and buzzing with lively culture? As a technology reporter with for Scoop News Group's FedScoop.com, you'll get all of the above, covering the $89-billion federal IT enterprise with a special focus on the emerging technology trends transforming the federal government and how it serves Americans. Scoop News Group is an innovative and explosive company in Washington, DC, and our employees are committed both to producing the highest quality news products and maintaining the friendly, collaborative atmosphere in our beautiful downtown office. SNG prides itself on promoting the priorities of the federal government and IT industry to explore the ways technology can better the government. Part of a fast-paced newsroom, you will write timely and engaging news and analysis stories circulated to 100,000 subscribers through our Daily Scoop newsletter. Reporters are encouraged to take an enterprising and investigative approach to their work, seeking out untold stories that go beyond obvious Who, what, where, when and why. Likewise, FedScoop is driven to tell stories in evolving digital formats that better engage an on-the-go audience. Some experience reporting on the federal government and technology is strongly preferred, but applicants with the willingness to quickly climb a steep learning curve are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates, in addition to their savvy as an enterprising, digital storyteller, are team players, dedicated to the Scoop News Group mission and ready to roll their sleeves up as team players when called upon outside of their traditional roles. Responsibilities include: Report and write original news articles daily for FedScoop.com and other Scoop News Group properties; Interview and cover the work of leading government IT officials and technology experts; Extend the readership of your stories with SEO-friendly headlines and social media promotion; Work with the Scoop News Group team to create multimedia content for FedScoop, FedScoop TV and FedScoop Radio. Requirements: Minimum 3 years of professional daily journalism experience as a reporter or editor; Familiarity with technology and/or the federal government a plus; Bachelor's degree in journalism, preferably online/new media concentration; Strong communications and organization skills; Proactive, "can-do" attitude with strong problem-solving ability; Able to work collaboratively with a team and independently as required; Strong knowledge of SEO, AP Style and social media; Experience with multimedia tools, CMS systems and programming to create a polished final product. Benefits Scoop News Group has an awesome team and offers great benefits including a group medical plan, dental and vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance, 401K and a gadget friendly cutting edge work environment. Get Noticed Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the title "Technology Reporter" in the subject field. Include a cover letter, links to your best articles and salary requirements. No calls please.