VP - Content & Community
StateScoop & EdScoop
Jake Williams is an award-winning publisher and journalist based in Brussels, Belgium. Currently, Williams is the VP of Content & Community and Publisher for StateScoop and EdScoop at Scoop News Group, where he focuses on technology initiatives and policies in higher education, as well as state and local governments. Williams and his team at StateScoop were recipients of the 2018 Online Publication of the Year award from the American Society of Business Press Editors. As StateScoop’s team lead, Williams and his team have increased annual traffic and revenue more than 100 percent, year over year. As a reporter, Williams covered the federal government, including the White House, Congress and several cabinet-level departments. He also focused on the emerging technology beat and tracked the integration issues surrounding unmanned aircraft systems. Williams graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He also studied political science. Williams was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper and production director of the campus radio station. Williams has been published in The Huffington Post, Campaigns & Elections magazine, PoliticsPA.com and several local and regional newspapers in Pennsylvania. Williams is a culinary enthusiast, home cook, television fan, coffee fanatic and northeast Pennsylvania native.