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Staff Reporter, Government Executive

Washington DC - Watergate, Washington, DC, US
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The Role

GovExec is seeking a staff reporter to join our team of journalists who deftly cover the business of the federal government, from its workforce to its department and agency leadership. You will be a critical player in reporting, writing, and promoting stories that range from the implementation of the President’s Management Agenda to the shift to AI from a management perspective to tips and tools for aspiring federal leaders. This position will report directly to the Executive Editor. 


  • Drawn to complex topics and have a desire to present them in clear and accessible fashion to a broader audience. 
  • Curious and enjoys reading studies, talking to federal leaders, managers and researchers, delving into data and summarizing findings in an engaging narrative. 
  • Relish working with a team of reporters and editors who represent a range of views and yield high-quality journalism. 
  • A confident speaker who enjoys a good discussion be it over the phone with a source or in front of an audience as a moderator at events and conferences.

This role can accommodate remote or hybrid work out of our Washington, D.C., office. 


  • Chronicle the embrace of emerging technologies like AI among senior executives and program management and subsequent leadership and human capital shifts. 
  • Be able to switch between filing daily stories and working on mid-and longer-term enterprise projects such as topical features or interviews. 
  • Illuminate the evolving paths and capabilities for federal workforce advancement and leadership development. 
  • Find fresh angles on, or insights into, issues pertinent to agency and senior executive leadership.
  • Report on the talent management issues defining the federal contractor base, federal workforce and agency leadership. 
  • Travel to cover events and conferences as well as speak and moderate at Government Executive’s own events.


  • 2+ years of journalism or equivalent experience. 
  • Self-starter eager to identify and cover leading policy issues affecting federal leaders and the federal workforce.
  • Excellent reporting, writing and digital newsroom skills, with a demonstrated ability to write incisive news analysis.
  • High metabolism for consuming and covering the news.
  • A track record of successful, audience-focused work, and filing clean, accurate copy that meets 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

  The compensation range for this role is from $60,000 to $80,000 per year. 

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.

60 000 gross annual income

About GovExec

GovExec’s data and insights set the standard for depth, accuracy, and impact for government leaders and contractors. As the market-leading information and intent-based marketing 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. Our strategic sales enablement and intent-based marketing solutions accelerate revenue growth to fuel market success. The platform is powered by the largest and most sophisticated database in the public sector, GovExec’s platform reaches 3.3 million government influencers each month and provides its marketing clients with a significant competitive advantage in driving higher conversion and growth.


Working at GovExec

At GovExec, we believe that a new era of work -- particularly when, where, and how it gets done -- has arrived. We are building a hybrid workplace that allows for greater freedom and flexibility while also fostering a collaborative culture, no matter where you are working. GovExec offers permanent remote work in 20+ states across the US, as well as the option to work out of one of our offices based in Washington DC, New York or San Diego. GovExec also offers a range of great benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Open time off policy
  • Twelve weeks paid parental leave
  • Supportive, collaborative teams
  • Unique opportunity to help government officials from a private sector company
  • Expansive learning and development opportunities


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
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