The Communications & Social Media Manager is the key staff member responsible for creating, producing and distributing timely, relevant and accurate Council publications. The Communications & Social Media 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 position is responsible for recommending and monitoring adherence to budget projections.
The incumbent is expected to adhere to company policy and procedures, promote and foster a team-based work environment, maintain a positive and professional disposition, demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload, work under pressure and handle stress, and consistently report to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position.
Education/Relevant Experience – B.A./B.S. or equivalent relevant technical training. Must have 2+ of writing for a newsletter, newspaper and/or magazine. Familiarity with one or more of the following: transportation, finance, accounting, technology, safety, claims, loss prevention management and/or security issues is not required but highly 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.
Professional Certification and Affiliations – None required.
About American Trucking Associations
The mission of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA), is to effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members.
The American Trucking Associations is a non-profit organization. Founded in 1933, ATA is the national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to transport our nation's freight.