Staff Writer - (Folsom, CA)

Government Technology magazine, based in Folsom, CA is seeking a Staff Writer with sharp reporting and writing skills to cover technology deployments in state and local government. We’re looking for someone who can develop and write interesting and job-critical stories for our national audience of technology professionals and government agency managers.

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Write for Government Technology and its related editorial products as directed by editors. Work across platforms – print, online, multimedia. The writer is responsible for developing and maintaining a network of sources applicable to his or her beat; pitching and developing story ideas for Web and magazine coverage; and writing stories that demonstrate thoughtful analysis of their subjects.

This position will focus on covering the business of IT beat and related topics for Government Technology and related platforms.


  • Report and write Web stories, including news briefs and bylined articles in coordination with editors
  • Report and write magazine features in coordination with editors
  • Work across platforms - print, online, multimedia, data and visualizations
  • Exercise sound news judgment
  • Conceive and develop story ideas for the magazine and Web
  • Nurture contacts and develop beat coverage as assigned
  • Attend events and conferences and generate print articles and news items


  • Ability to produce clear, concise and accurately written articles
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of state and local government and technology
  • Able to conduct phone and in-person interviews of government and industry sources
  • Able to convey complex issues clearly and accurately
  • Able to work under strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Able to post through content management system and commercial social networks