Government Reporter

ATA Headquarters, 950 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America Req #144
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The vision of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA), is to be the recognized leader in transportation advocacy representing the safest, most responsible and financially successful motor carriers. Our mission is to effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members.

TRANSPORT TOPICS, the transportation industry’s award-winning news weekly and website covering trucking and freight transportation, is seeking an aggressive, innovative, social media savvy Government  Reporter. The incumbent will cover state and federal news that affects TT’s audience of owners and managers of trucking companies, as well as vendors, service providers, industry analysts, Capitol Hill staff and government regulators. As a member of our collaborative newsroom, you will coordinate with other reporters and senior editors to ensure that all relevant angles of a story are covered.

In this role, you’ll develop a reporting beat in consultation with the editors and develop contacts and sources throughout that beat, establishing expertise in assigned subjects. You’ll tailor and supplement news content for social distribution, and use social platforms to attract new audiences and increase engagement. If you can cover complicated government-focused print and digital stories and quickly turn around crisp, accurate and interesting copy, this is an excellent opportunity for you.



Education/Background Requirements-

  • BA/BS degree, in Journalism, Political Science, English, Communications or related field
  • 1 - 3 years of experience reporting and/or writing for a daily or weekly publication required

Skills Requirements-

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven experience with social media journalism
  • Must have the ability to explain complex legislative, regulatory or technical concepts to the general reader
  • Detail oriented and the ability to juggle multiple priorities with conflicting deadlines
  • Familiarity with digital publishing platforms such as InCopy or Drupal desired
  • Knowledge of trucking/transportation issues and the legislative/regulatory process preferred
  • Background in business news and freight transportation news a plus

Even if you do not meet all the requirements listed above, we still encourage you to apply! Tell us what you could bring to the team at Transport Topics.

The American Trucking Associations is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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  • ATA Headquarters, 950 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America