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.

For more information on our award winning publications please visit http://www.govtech.com/

Our company website: http://www.erepublic.com/

Summary:

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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