Councils Multimedia Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
Starting at $55,000
Oct 18, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
Full Time

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 Councils Multimedia Specialist is the key staff member responsible for creating, producing and distributing timely, relevant and accurate ATA Council publications through print and digital media. The Councils Multimedia Manager role is an excellent opportunity for candidates who not only have a knack for writing and generating content for large readerships but also those who are social media savvy; Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. 

The ideal candidate for this role is one with a proven history of meeting/exceeding tight deadlines, juggling multiple ongoing projects at one time, and the ability to self-start. Previous experience with press releases would be helpful in this role. Responsibilities include providing content and editorial review for Council materials and promotions, assisting in meetings, programs and communications for the Councils, including Safety Management Council, Transportation Security Council, & National Accounting and Finance Council. This position is responsible for gathering photos for publications, website and social media use.  This role will drafts, edit, and produce timely and accurate digital media content via web-pages, weekly emails, social media postings. 

Education/Relevant Experience –
 B.A./B.S. in communications, digital marketing, journalism, print publications, or a related field.  Must have minimum of 1 year of communications experience, i.e. writing for a newsletter, newspaper and/or magazine, and generating web and/or social media content. Familiarity with transportation, finance, accounting, safety, claims, loss prevention management and/or security issues preferred.  Previous interaction with government regulatory bodies a plus.

Skill Requirements – Must have strong journalistic, writing and editorial skills, and strong organizational/coordination abilities. Must be capable of successful multi-tasking, and have effective people skills/public relations approach. Knowledge and ability to utilize page layout and interactive text/graphics typesetting systems preferred. Proficiency in MS Office required. Must have proven ability to manage projects.

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