Government Technology Reporter, FedScoop

Scoop News Group
Washington, DC
Feb 21, 2019
Feb 22, 2019
Full Time
Government Technology Reporter, FedScoop WASHINGTON, DC FedScoop seeks a technology reporter to cover the federal government's use of IT to serve American citizens. The ideal candidate is an innovative, enterprising and relationship-oriented digital storyteller whose curiosities take them beyond the typical news cycle to uncover what s really going on in the business of federal technology. As a Government Technology Reporter you'll: Lead FedScoop's coverage of technology at civilian agencies to generate fresh story ideas; Write stories from short hits on personnel changes and acquisition plans to in-depth investigative features that are sent in a daily newsletter to 100,000+ subscribers; Extend the readership of your stories with SEO-friendly headlines, social media promotion and other audience engagement best practices; Contribute to long-term special editorial projects that impact the IT community governmentwide; Build community around the FedScoop brand by participating in events, moderating panels, developing an expertise in your subject matter and more; and Work with the Scoop News Group team to create multimedia content for FedScoop, FedScoop TV and FedScoop Radio. Qualified applicants, at a minimum, have: Four years of professional daily journalism experience as a reporter or editor; Familiarity with technology and the federal government, particularly civilian and Cabinet-level agencies; A bachelor's degree in journalism, preferably online/new media concentration; Strong communications and organization skills; A proactive, \"can-do\" attitude with strong problem-solving ability; The willingness to work collaboratively with a team and independently as required; Strong knowledge of SEO, AP Style and social media; and Experience with multimedia tools, CMS systems and programming to create a polished final product. More about FedScoop and Scoop News Group FedScoop is 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. Scoop News Group is a small 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. 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, with the title \"Government Technology Reporter\" in the subject field. Include a cover letter, links to your best articles and salary requirements. No calls please. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION