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Freelance Writer, Federal Soup

Location: McLean, VA
Date Posted: 01-26-2017
Federal Soup is the trusted resource for active, retired and prospective federal employees looking for information and news stories that affect their career, benefits and finances.

This freelance position will be an integral part of a collaborative newsroom, reporting and researching both spot news and big-picture trends. We are looking for experienced reporters and news aggregators, but both current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience, length of articles and the degree of difficulty involved in their execution.

Responsibilities: 
•    Cover legislation and the federal government workforce, newsmaker appearances and other spot
     news that affects federal employees
•    Monitor and aggregate relevant news from other media outlets
•    Gather data and other research for larger stories  
•    Help conceive and develop story ideas 

 Requirements:
•    Proven ability to write clearly and accurately on tight deadlines
•    Demonstrated knowledge of AP style
•    Interest, experience and knowledge of the federal workforce industry
•    Solid understanding of digital media, and its role in both gathering and presenting information
•    Keen interest in, and basic knowledge of, technology and the federal government
•    Basic HTML proficiency is helpful; experience with data research and visualization is ideal

Corporate Profile:
1105 MEDIA, INC. is a leading provider of integrated business-to-business information and media.  The markets we serve include Government, Education, Network & Enterprise Computing, Business Intelligence, Industrial Health & Safety, Compliance, Security, Environmental Protection, Water & Wastewater, and Home Medical Equipment.  Our products focus on technology, products, policy, regulation, and news delivered through an assortment of media including print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, executive summits, and trade shows; training and courseware; and web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States and more than 200 employees. The CEO is Rajeev Kapur.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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