Tech Reporter

Government Executive Media Group, Washington, DC USA

Work at Government Executive Media Group


Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time

About GovExec

As the market-leading information platform, for over fifty years GovExec has empowered the government ecosystem to engage and support government leaders as they work to achieve their missions across federal, defense, and state and local agencies. All powered by the largest and most sophisticated database in the public sector, GovExec’s platform services are three-fold—data that informs, media that connects, and marketing services that activate. Reaching nearly three million government influencers each month, GovExec’s brand and platform portfolio includesGovernment Executive,GovTribe, Nextgov,Public Sector 360, Government Contracting Institute, Government Marketing University, Defense One, Military Periscope,The Atlas for Cities,Route Fifty,City & State New York, City & State Pennsylvania, and a strategic investment in Power Almanac.

The Role

Route Fifty is an award-winning GovExec Media publication that reports on city and state government news, issues and trends across the country. Route Fifty is seeking a Reporter to join our team. In this role, you will report on technology topics such as cybersecurity, ransomware, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies local and state officials should know about.

As Tech Reporter, you will be a driven individual who loves digging deep to uncover important stories and disseminating them to our audience of government leaders. You will have an understanding of state and/or local government issues and policymaking and a keen eye for unique government technology stories. You will also have the opportunity to write features on other topics and profiles as assigned. This position reports to Route Fifty’s Managing Editor.

GovExec staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. This role is based out of our Washington, DC office, but permanent remote work can be accommodated in select states.


  • Writing breaking and enterprise news stories.
  • Writing in-depth features on big trends and issues.
  • Developing key sources and leveraging them to produce original reporting.
  • Attending events and sessions in-person (when possible) and online.
  • Moderating virtual and in-person panel discussions and one-on-one interviews on occasion.


  • 3+ years of reporting experience.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to quickly digest complicated information and produce stories on deadline.
  • Experience covering state or local government and technology issues perferred.
  • Familiarity with AP Style.

Commitment to Shared Values

GovExec recruits talent for four salient attributes or qualities:

  • Soul of Entrepreneurship
  • Culture of Inclusion
  • Force of Ideas
  • Spirit of Generosity

Government Executive Media Group, Inc. and its affiliates ("GovExec") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by applicable law.

About Government Executive Media Group

At GovExec, our mission is to inform and inspire government leaders and civil servants at all levels to achieve the goals of improving society. We do this by providing them and the partners that support them with information, data, and insights that enable them to pursue excellence in their work and make the world a better place.

More than 50 years ago, Government Executive was founded to “publish challenging ideas, tempered only by the demand that our work be responsible journalism,” as stated by Founding Editor and Publisher C.W. Borklund.

While the portfolio has expanded to include six digital publications—Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One, Route Fifty, City & State New York, and City & State Pennsylvania—the most unique data and insights community platform in the public sector, The Atlas for Cities, as well as live and online events, high-quality research, and a custom content studio, GovExec has not wavered in its commitment to bring clarity to the government issues of today and tomorrow.

Throughout our evolution, our audience—leaders across all facets of government and those in the public sector who support them—remains at the heart of what we do.

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