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Company: Atlantic Media Company
Executive Editor, Defense - Government Executive
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 25, 2013
Job ID: 1416982


Executive Editor, Defense
Government Executive

About Government Executive

Government Executive Media Group is the premier publisher in the federal government market.  Its publications include Government Executive magazine, and, all of which hold market leading positions and have fast-growing, tech-savvy audiences.  GEMG also produces numerous federal events each year and has a rapidly growing research division, Government Business Council (GBC).

Job Description

Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, seeks an experienced, digital-savvy editor to lead its expanded coverage of national security issues. We’re looking to provide smart, indispensable, accessible and timely content across a variety of platforms for decision makers in defense policy and execution.

Responsibilities Include:

• Overseeing daily coverage of defense issues, from online breaking news stories and analysis pieces to in-depth print articles
• Recruiting a team of internal and external content contributors
• Establishing a distinctive voice that goes beyond the news, with second-day analysis on the first day
• Working with Atlantic Media sister publications to share content on defense-related issues
• Editing news stories, articles ranging from breaking news stories to full-length analysis pieces on deadline
• Overseeing the creation of innovative online tools and features
• Shaping defense coverage in Government Executive magazine
• Serving as the face and voice of Government Executive Media Group at defense-oriented conferences and events

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

• 5+ years of professional journalistic experience as an editor and/or writer covering defense, including serving in leadership roles
• Strong writing and editing skills and high attention to detail
• Deep experience and journalistic contacts in the national security arena
• Digital reporting, publishing and social media experience
• Leadership experience in deadline-driven journalism
• Ability to direct the day-to-day work of a team of reporters, web producers and independent content providers in a collaborative work environment
• Passion for national security and defense topics
• A positive, good-natured, energetic attitude

Core Attributes:

• Atlantic Media recruits for two personal attributes in its candidates.  The first is force of intellect – reflected in discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance. The second is a personal spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.
• Adaptable and willing to approach tasks with velocity and a high metabolism.

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Atlantic Media Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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