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Requisition Number 16-0275
Post Date 3/3/2017
Brand Automotive News
Title Reporter
Employment Type Full Time Regular
Department Editorial
City DC-Remote

Automotive News, a growing and dynamic news organization owned by Crain Communications Inc., is seeking a world-class business journalist to cover the automotive regulatory and political beat in Washington, D.C. This scoop-heavy assignment will offer a front-row seat to the industry’s transition to the Trump administration and to the revolutionary changes impacting the regulation of automobiles, including self-driving vehicles. Applicants should demonstrate a proven track record covering business for a quality news organization. This position will report to the home office in Detroit and will offer excellent pay and benefits. Relocation package can be negotiated if needed. There will be opportunities for future advancement at our stable, expanding publication.


Basic Qualifications:

  • At least three years of successful business journalism experience.
  • Expeience working in a newsroom for a reputable news organization.
  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Multimedia skills set
  • Social media familiarity
  • Self-motivation and comfortable working in a remote position.


  • Automotive or Federal regulatory coverage experience – preferably both. 
  • Prepared and familiar with covering Capitol Hill as needed.
  • Experience working remotely from team is a plus.

Since 1925, Automotive News has been the go-to place for all the news that is happening among automotive retailers, suppliers and manufacturers. Whether it is breaking news sent to a phone, digital editions and web products delivered to a desktop, or stories in the award-winning print edition, Automotive News covers the news everywhere it happens around the world. Breaking news, data, daily newscasts, webinars, conferences and events are just some of the offerings. Automotive News, Automotive News Europe and Automotive News China are created locally and are backed by a global team of 50 editors and reporters, as well as a commitment to journalistic excellence.

Crain Communications has been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century. Combining information with innovation. Crain delivers the story you can’t get anywhere else. As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be. Every editor, reporter and correspondent at Crain shares the responsibility of ensuring the editorial independence and importance of our work. With an Audience First focus and uncompromising integrity, we strive to make a real impact for the individuals and industries we serve. While other media companies report the news, Crain gives it meaning. We add context to content, infuse information with insights, and initiate connections as well as conversations.

Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader.





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