Executive Editor, State and Local - GEMG

Apr 03, 2014
May 03, 2014
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, is the premier publisher in the federal government market. Its publications include Government Executive magazine, GovExec.com, Nextgov and Defense One, all of which hold market-leading positions and have fast-growing, tech-savvy audiences. GEMG also produces numerous in-person and virtual events each year and has a rapidly growing research division, Government Business Council.

Government Executive Media Group seeks an experienced, digital-savvy editor to lead its expanded coverage of state and local government issues. We’re looking to provide smart, indispensable, accessible and timely content for decision makers in state, county and city government.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Overseeing daily coverage, from online news stories to analysis pieces
  • Recruiting a team of internal and external content contributors
  • Establishing a distinctive voice that goes beyond the news
  • Working with Atlantic Media sister publications to share content on state and local government issues
  • Writing opinion/analysis pieces on key issues
  • Editing news stories
  • Helping create innovative online tools and features
  • Serving as the face and voice of Government Executive State and Local at conferences and events
  • Developing a plan for growing our state and local brand and staff.

    Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • 4+ years of professional journalistic experience as an editor and/or writer covering state and local issues
  • Strong writing, editing and analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Digital reporting, publishing and social media experience
  • Ability to direct the day-to-day work of a team of reporters and freelancers in a collaborative work environment
  • Passion for covering key issues related to innovation at the state, county and local levels
  • A positive, good-natured, energetic attitude

    To apply, please visit us at www.atlanticmedia.com. Please include links to three examples of your work in addition to your resume and cover letter.

    Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability.

    Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability.
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