Senior Director of Media & Communications

80 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA Req #232
Thursday, December 14, 2023

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 a politically-savvy and strategic Senior Director of Media & Communications.

As the Senior Director of Media & Communications, you will advance communication efforts, focusing on earned media opportunities, reporter engagement, and building strong relationships with stakeholders. Serving as a spokesperson for our trade association, you will play a crucial role in developing and implementing communication strategies to enhance our industry presence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a primary spokesperson, fostering strong relationships with media, the public, and stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement crisis communication plans, ensuring effective management during potential crises.
  • Serve as a key spokesperson in crisis situations, delivering accurate information to the media and the public.
  • Collaborate internally to create impactful content showcasing the association's initiatives and achievements.
  • Edit and proofread communication materials for accuracy and brand adherence.
  • Develop compelling content for various channels, maintaining consistent messaging and branding.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials and industry partners.
  • Represent the association at industry events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Support advocacy efforts and communicate policy positions to stakeholders in collaboration with internal teams.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in strategic communications, media relations, or public affairs (10 years).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong relationship-building and networking abilities.
  • Experience in crisis communication and issues management.
  • Knowledge of the trucking industry or trade associations is a plus.


Why ATA:

ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. We are a 90-year-old federation with state trucking association affiliates in all 50 states. We represent every sector of the industry, from LTL to truckload, agriculture, and livestock to auto haulers, and from large motor carriers to small mom-and-pop operations.

  • ATA offers a competitive salary and benefits package
  • We are located in Washington, D.C., within walking distance of the Navy Yard metro station
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule
  • Education assistance
  • Various retirement plans with employer match
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits at affordable cost
  • HSA and FSA plans with employer contributions

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.

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  • 80 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA