Reporter

REPORTER

The Trucker Media Group is the leading source of trucking industry news and truck driver recruitment for the long-haul trucking industry in the US, proudly serving the industry for over 30 years.  In addition to TheTrucker.com, The Trucker Media Group is the publisher of The Trucker (industry-leading newspaper published twice a month for long-haul truck drivers), The Trucker Jobs Magazine (truck driver recruiting and editorial magazine published monthly) and Truckload Authority (the official publication of the Truckload Carriers Association published six times a year).

The Trucker Media Group is in search of a reporter to cover daily news and features related to the trucking industry. This includes daily online stories, in-depth print stories, intriguing personality profiles, and other writing as assigned.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a motivated, self-starting multi-skilled journalist familiar with generating daily content
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or a related field
  • Have two to three years of newsroom experience (preferred, but not required. College media participation will be considered depending on the quality of the college/university news outlets.)
  • Must be familiar with Associated Press style
  • Be familiar with news writing for print and digital (both short and long-form)
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced daily news environment
  • Present a portfolio of online and print news coverage
  • Familiarity with Word Press preferred, but not required
  • Have hands-on experience with social media platforms (professional management not required, but preferred)
  • Have an interest in both hard news and features
  • Be able to quickly rewrite and edit press releases and a good sense of when follow up is needed for full story
  • Looking to build relationships and network for writing opportunities
  • Have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (preferred, but not required)
  • Photography experience preferred, but not required
  • Bring a basic knowledge of (or an interest in learning) the trucking industry (experience writing about trucking is not required, but a candidate is expected to grasp the importance and basic workings of the supply chain)
  • Be able to travel for some assignments occasionally

Skills and characteristics needed:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; critical thinker with an eye for detail
  • Ability to think “outside the box” and come up with creative and fresh ideas
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills; team player
  • Strong organization skills, and ability to prioritize and multitask; ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • An eagerness to learn and grow through constructive feedback

This position will be based in Little Rock, Arkansas, and will report directly to the Managing Editor.

The Trucker Media Group offers a dynamic team environment, competitive salary, paid time off, 401(k) Plan and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, flexible spending account, and long-term disability.

Interested candidates should send their resume and 2-3 writing samples to [email protected], or upload below.

To apply, please fill out the following form:

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