Reporter, Government Computing

City of London, London
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have a passion for digital and tech? Are you driven by an interest in government and the wider public sector? Want an inside track into how government departments will cope with Brexit? The next few years are going to be some of the most exciting any aspiring journalist with an interest in digital, data and government could possibly experience.

With the General Election result now known, Government Computing will be asking the tough questions on what the outcome means for the new government’s use of technology. How will Whitehall’s services to citizens be transformed digitally post-election? What is the future of the government’s own digital service? Can tech solve problems for the cash-strapped NHS and local government? What is the outlook for key issues such as identity assurance, cyber security, data sharing, analytics and data protection? With the NHS recovering from a recent cyber attack, what are the implications for data governance? And are there any lessons we can learn from digital government in other countries in Europe, the US, or the Asia Pacific region?

All of these issues are right in Government Computing’s sweetspot. And we’re looking for a hungry self-starter just embarking on their journalistic career to help us report on them.

What We Offer:

£22,000 - 25,000, Depending On Experience

Regular, thorough training to develop competence in all required skill areas

Structured development programme to develop key steps and skills required for progression

Opportunity to develop skills in digital media

Company pension contributions

20+ Days in holiday

Our previous reporters have gone on to edit their own titles, chaired Cabinet Office events and become specialists in digital, data and identity issues. If you’re hungry to succeed in journalism, have a flair for uncovering news stories, are driven to ask the tough questions of Whitehall and the wider public sector, and committed to government, technology and politics, then this job’s for you.

You’re likely to have cut your journalistic teeth at university and now be looking to make the next step. You’ll have an interest in the way government works and a desire to report it, and you’ll be outgoing and able to work in a mixed team comprising both journalists and analysts. You can get a clear idea of what we write about by looking at our website

Please send your CV, a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role, and some examples of your work to David Bicknell, Editor, Government Computing.