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.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA), the nation’s leading trade and lobby association representing the trucking industry, is actively seeking an engaged and creative Communications Manager. This position collects, produces, and disseminates industry news of interest to Council members.
This position works with membership, press, government contacts, and industry and manufacturing contacts as related to the trucking industry. The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic, and able to see opportunities in obstacles. The candidate is motivated by building a community of the most inspiring people and thrives in a fast paced environment.
Responsible for writing, editing and production of the following; TMC Fleet Adviser, Fleet Maintenance & Technology, The Trailblazer, and TMC’s Exhibit Directory & Industry Reference Guide, (print and electronic versions).
Contributes to council image/photo/video library. Appropriate images/video segments are vital to the success of all Council publications and outreach efforts. This will include videos for online broadcast delivered via eblasts, website postings and other channels as appropriate.
Contributes to the successful execution of council meetings, events, and development of council products and reports.
Solicits advertisers for TMC’s Exhibit Directory & Industry Reference Guide and Council magazine. This activity supports the Council’s meeting, exhibit and product efforts, which represent the majority of TMC annual revenue.
Contributes to maintenance of Council’s website, social media platforms (e.g., TMC Connect, Facebook, etc.) using Microsoft SharePoint and Higher Logic and other site administration tools. This includes posting stories, items of interest and images/videos.
Writing, editing, production dissemination of council press releases, in coordination with ATA’s Office of Public Affairs and other appropriate departments.
Knowledge and Skills:
BA/BS in Journalism or related field
Must have at least 3 years’ experience in similar position;
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
Outstanding Interpersonal skills;
Strong experience in concept development and script writing, with excellent editing and writing skills for electronic media;
Working knowledge of professional editorial, video, and design/desktop publishing-related software, including: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.); Apple iMovie/Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite;
Must be able to translate technical material into useful information suitable for council membership;
Ability to travel as required.
ATA offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is located in Washington, D.C., within walking distance of the Navy Yard metro station.
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.Apply Here