U.S. Defense and Intelligence Technology Reporter

FedScoop, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedSeptember 14, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

FedScoop seeks an experienced technology reporter to lead its coverage of the American defense and intelligence agencies, and their acquisition and use of IT to protect the nation from foreign threats.

The ideal candidate is an innovative, enterprising and relationship-oriented digital storyteller whose curiosities take them beyond the typical news cycle to sniff out what’s really going on behind the scenes at the Pentagon, in the IC and with the contractor base that supports them.

As Defense and Intelligence Technology Reporter you'll:

  • Lead FedScoop’s coverage of top defense and intel IT matters;
  • 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:

  • Six years of professional daily journalism experience as a reporter or editor;
  • Familiarity with technology and experience reporting on defense and intelligence 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, D.C., 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.

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.

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Email your resume to editorial.jobs@scoopnewsgroup.com, with the title "Defense-Intel Technology Reporter" in the subject field. Include a cover letter, links to your best articles and salary requirements. No calls please.

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