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Company: 1105 Media, Inc.
Position:
Seeking a Staff Writer
Location:
Virginia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 15, 2013
Job ID: 1461800

Description:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply online at: http://careers.1105media.com/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=1821761&portalID=4260

For 25 years, FCW has covered the policies, technologies and management strategies that senior federal executives need to navigate the complex world of government business. We are expanding our editorial team, and seeking a talented staff writer to help cover the business of federal technology. 

This individual will be an integral part of a highly collaborative newsroom, reporting and writing on both the latest news and big-picture trends.  We need a hard-charging reporter, and talented wordsmith, and a curious mind to help tell our readers where their world is headed.

Responsibilities:

·         Cover industry and government events, newsmaker appearances and other spot news throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, filing an average of 7-10 short articles per week

·         Research, report and write 2-3 longer pieces each month that get ahead of the story and can drive the conversation on key issues

·         Cultivate sources; quickly build up own expertise on the intersection of technology and government

·         Help conceive and develop story ideas both large and small

Requirements:

•         Must be able to hit the ground running, learning the details of a beat while producing daily content.  A minimum of 2 years experience reporting and writing for a print or online news publication is required.

•         Proven ability to write clearly and accurately on tight deadlines

•         Demonstrated talent for explaining complex stories to a knowledgeable, professional audience

•         Capacity to balance both daily and longer-term deadlines for multiple stories and overlapping projects

•         Ability to produce high-quality journalism both independently and in close collaboration with FCW colleagues

•         Solid understanding of digital media, and its role in both gathering and presenting information

•         Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field; demonstrated knowledge of AP style

•         Strong work ethic, intellectual curiosity and commitment to continuous improvement

•         Experience covering the federal government and/or technology is preferred, but other relevant reporting experience will be considered

Corporate Profile:

1105 MEDIA, INC. is a leading provider of integrated business-to-business information and media.  The markets we serve include Government, Education, Network & Enterprise Computing, Business Intelligence, Office Equipment, Industrial Health & Safety, Compliance, Security, Environmental Protection, Water & Wastewater, and Home Medical Equipment.  Our products focus on technology, products, policy, regulation, and news delivered through an assortment of media including print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, executive summits, and trade shows; training and courseware; and web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States and more than 300 employees.  The company was formed in April 2006 by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications, and President/CEO Neal Vitale.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k) plan and a generous paid time off (PTO)/holiday plan. 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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