Reporter, Federal IT

Date PostedJanuary 28, 2019
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

OVERVIEW

Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Our independent, award-winning journalism offers coverage from around the globe, from Sightline headquarters in the Washington, DC area to bureaus and correspondents in the U.S. and around the world. Sightline Media offers our business clientele a wide range of platforms to reach the market. From digital and mobile solutions to events, thought leadership, publications, video and custom options, Sightline works with clients on opportunities that have credibility, integrity, engagement and impact.

Sightline Media is looking for a Reporter for Federal Times, the premiere brand covering government management and workforce. This position will include writing enterprise packages and working sources for exclusives about the IT management, tactics, and programs at both individual federal agencies as well as governmentwide, how industry is supporting government in its efforts to better leverage commercial products and expertise, and how Congress is both helping and hurting efforts to update IT systems and processes through budgeting and oversight. The Federal IT Reporter will also track the enterprise IT investments happening at the Department of Defense, and how those investments to improve Pentagon management could extend to the battlefield to support the war fighter.

We want someone who will forge strong relationships within the government technology community, the companies in and around the beltway, and leaders in Silicon Valley. The right candidate will understand how to post two to three items a day, via writing, curating, aggregating and editing, some of which will include multimedia. They’ll have a vision for what makes a strong Federal Times Story story and will tell that story through the lens of the federal workforce . We’re looking for a modern journalist who is comfortable attending and participating in industry events, both as a reporter and a brand ambassador.

For more than 50 years, Federal Times has stood as the indispensable source of news, analysis and insight for the federal management community. Tailoring our information products to both the professional and personal needs of our readers has made Federal Times a top-ranked, must-read news source and a trusted brand. 

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILIITES

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field is preferred.
  • 2+ years in news media, preferably both digital and print. Experience on video a plus
  • Experience in government IT and/or contracting a plus
  • Experience with events a plus
  • Basic and fundamental MS Office skills, ability to comprehend and work in content management systems, social media skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, with an ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
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