Associate Editor

BNP Media

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted June 11, 2021
Industry Magazines / Publishing, Digital Media, Trade Publications
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Are you fascinated by the inner workings of political forces in Washington, D.C., and how they impact one of the country’s biggest industries? Then think about joining our team.

Engineering News-Record (ENR), the leading source of news and data for the construction industry worldwide, is looking for an experienced journalist to is seeking an experienced reporter and editor to cover the federal government, including funding, legislation and regulation in multiple agencies from defense to energy to environment, among others.

The editor will work closely with ENR’s Washington bureau chief to produce timely, hard-hitting and analytical stories that will provide information to our readers about important legislation, regulations and court decisions that will affect their businesses. The reporter’s main beats will be environment, energy, labor and safety and health.

You would work in a dynamic and collegial environment and be challenged to do your best reporting and writing with our award-winning staff. Be part of a team of editors who analyze the triumphs, the travails, the markets and the management strategies of the entities that build infrastructure and buildings of all kinds in the U.S. and abroad. The successful candidate will be able to write compelling and factual news stories that cut through political jargon and clearly explain to ENR’s construction industry readers how events in Washington, D.C. will impact their bottom line. Our goal is to help industry professionals be effective in their work and enable their employers to gain a competitive edge.

Experience should include at least five years reporting and writing business news or working on the staff of a newspaper, website, consumer magazine or B2B journal, with at least three years of that experience reporting on the federal government. Top candidates will be self-starters able to work full time from a home office who are knowledgeable about how Congress and federal agencies work. They should possess a positive attitude and a passion for business news, trends and analysis. Ability to speak in public—to moderate webinars or panels at live events, for example, is a must. Travel for industry events and special assignments can be expected.

Candidates must demonstrate good news judgment as well as the ability to collaborate efficiently in a team environment under deadline pressure using multiple platforms that range from web to print to webinars, live events, podcasts and videos.

An understanding of construction, engineering, technology or business management is preferred but not required.

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