Sightline Media Group is looking to hire a senior custom content editor for our business-to-government team. In this role, you will edit, write and track custom content about the national security community, collaborating with the editorial and marketing teams at Sightline and coordinating with some of the largest defense contractors in the world. You’ll work with clients on projects and pitch ideas that highlight the most compelling stories in the defense sector.

This role is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, assign, and edit white papers on national security from a growing stable of freelancers.
  • Help plan our busy custom events calendar by inviting speakers, brainstorming sessions and organizing our three showcase events and work with on our virtual event series.
  • Interview subject matter experts and thought leaders during events and panels and for digital articles.
  • Craft pitch documents that best highlight and package our editorial team’s upcoming work.


  • 6+ years of experience as a journalist and/or editor.
  • Sharp writing and editing skills and ability to craft compelling narrative.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Digital journalism prowess
  • Experience writing/editing about technology and/or national security strongly preferred.
  • A positive, energetic attitude
  • Creativity and a contemporary approach to storytelling.
  • On-camera video experience a plus.
  • Experience in content marketing a plus.
  • Experience working with customers or clients a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

About Sightline

Sightline is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Its publications include Defense News, Military Times, Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times, Air Force Times, C4ISRNET, and Federal Times.  Sightline’s award-winning journalism offers coverage from around the globe, while headquartered in the Washington, DC area. Sightline Media offers advertisers a wide range of platforms to reach their target audience. From digital and mobile solutions to events, to thought leadership, publications, video and custom options, Sightline works with clients on opportunities that have credibility, integrity, engagement and impact. Visit for more information.

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