Automotive News seeks an auto retailing reporter

September 4, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Automotive News, a growing and dynamic news organization owned by Crain Communications Inc., is seeking a talented staff reporter to cover the fast-changing world of automotive retailing with a strong emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. This full-time reporter plays a key role on an elite reporting team that provides exclusive and in-depth coverage of a significant portion of U.S. economic activity.

The position offers excellent pay and benefits. This position reports to the newsroom in Detroit, but remote work is possible and negotiable.

Applicants should demonstrate a proven track record covering business news for a quality news organization. Automotive and/or retailing beat experience is a major plus, but not mandatory.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
  • Proven capability of producing scoops and exclusive stories
  • Strong writing and communication skills; excellent grasp of grammar, style, details and nuance
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Team player who can work in a collaborative news organization
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of newsroom reporting
  • Proven track record of covering business news for a quality news organization


  • Experience covering the automotive industry, including retailing and dealerships
  • Digital/multimedia experience is a major plus
  • Some experience with public speaking and on-camera interviews

To apply, go here.

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