Assistant Editor, Route Fifty

Government Executive Media Group LLC
Full Time
Remote in Washington, DC 20037
Posted 9 days ago
Job description

The Role

Route Fifty, a GovExec publication, produces award-winning journalism through its newsletters, website and live events. We cover news, trends and emerging issues nationwide in the state and local government arena, as well as developments at the federal level that affect the nation’s states and localities. Our audience includes government leaders, decision makers and staff.

Route Fifty is seeking an early career journalist to join our team as an Assistant Editor. In this role, you will divide your time between assisting with social media/web production and writing/reporting. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain reporting experience, who is interested in learning about and tracking nationally significant stories playing out in statehouses and city halls around the country. This position can accommodate permanent remote work from select states.


  • Writing short daily posts on research, surveys and brief news items, with the opportunity to write longer pieces.
  • Posting articles from partner publications on Route Fifty’s site.
  • Sharing Route Fifty stories on social media.
  • Occasionally assisting with other editorial duties (light editing, moderating panels at events, preparing newsletters).


  • 0-3 years of journalistic experience as a reporter and/or editor (including internship experience and/or from extracurriculars).
  • Interest in state and local government.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills and high attention to detail.
  • Experience managing social media accounts.

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

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.

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