Assistant Editor, Route Fifty

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 07

Position description

GovExec is the leading information services company serving government leaders and contractors. GovExec’s publications and platforms include Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One, Route Fifty, City & State New York, City & State Pennsylvania, and The Atlas for Cities, all of which hold market-leading positions in their respective sectors.

Route Fifty, which reports on city and state government news and trends, is seeking a creative, analytical and driven individual to join our team. The Assistant Editor will be a critical player in achieving Route Fifty’s editorial efforts. This position reports directly to Route Fifty’s Managing Editor. 

While GovExec staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, this position will ultimately be based in Washington, D.C.


  • Writing short daily posts on research, surveys and reports and brief news articles, with the opportunity to write longer pieces. 
  • Monitoring partner publications and cross-posting stories on state and local issues.
  • Managing the process of sharing Route Fifty stories on social media.
  • Light editing of articles by staff reporters and external contributors as needed.
  • Preparation of daily and weekly e-newsletters as needed.
  • Compilation and editing of ebooks and digital special reports as needed.
  • Assisting with awards programs and events.


  • 1-3 years of professional journalistic experience as a reporter and/or an editor.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills and high attention to detail.
  • Experience working with online content management systems.
  • Experience in managing social media accounts.
  • A positive, good-natured, energetic, team-oriented attitude. 

Please include a cover letter and resume with your application submission.

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.