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Executive Editor, Nextgov

Nextgov, an award-winning digital publication of Government Executive Media Group, leads the way in reporting on how advances in information technology are transforming the way government agencies serve citizens and perform vital functions. Government Executive Media Group is the premier publisher in the federal government market. In addition to Government Executive and Nextgov, its publications include Defense One and Route Fifty, all of which hold market-leading positions and have rapidly growing audiences.


Job Description
Nextgov seeks an experienced, digital-savvy executive editor to oversee its editorial operations. We’re looking for someone to lead our efforts to provide smart, indispensable, accessible and timely content on innovative technologies and their impact on government.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting the strategic direction for Nextgov’s coverage, digital products and events. Also responsible for overseeing  special editorial projects and development of digital tools, from ebooks to apps, to other brand extensions, such as social media.
  • Overseeing Nextgov’s editorial staff, including management retention and recruiting
  • Playing a leadership role in efforts to grow Nextgov’s audience across social channels, newsletters, mobile, and other platforms
  • Serving as the public face and voice of Nextgov at events, and coordinating with our events team to plan them
  • Editing daily news stories
  • Soliciting and editing articles from external contributors
  • Writing occasional news articles and analysis pieces


Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years of professional journalistic experience as an editor and/or writer, preferably in the area of information technology
  • Strong editing, writing and analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Experience in digital publishing and social media
  • Ability to direct the work of a team of reporters, editors, web producers and outside contributors in a collaborative work environment
  • Strong connections in the federal information technology community
  • A positive, team-oriented, good-natured and energetic attitude


Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

1. Force of Ideas -- At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.

2. Spirit of Generosity -- Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability.

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