Mobility Finance Reporter

Automotive News

Detroit, Michigan

Date Posted August 31, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing, Digital Media, Trade Publications
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Can you follow the money financing the mobility industry?

Automotive News, an influential and dynamic news organization owned by Crain Communications Inc., is seeking a seasoned reporter who will play a key role in our coverage of transportation technology and mobility. This position calls for a versatile journalist with high integrity and proven experience covering technology and/or business for credible news organizations.

From startups to large public companies, this reporter will craft stories on the financing underpinning advanced transportation technology. They’ll cover the venture capital firms pouring billions into the sector and bring expertise on the dynamics driving Wall Street’s posture toward traditional auto companies and technology startups alike.

They’ll bring a document frame of mind and find stories and trends in SEC filings. They’ll cover IPOs and bankruptcies, explore why Wall Street lost its love for electric-vehicle startups, and explain why insurance companies are interested in driver-assist technology.  

Candidates must have strong reporting and meticulous writing skills. Candidates must be capable of balancing real-time and long-term story priorities.

This position will require occasional travel, along with some availability during off hours when news breaks. This position can be based remotely. It offers excellent pay and benefits. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be based in the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a passion for breaking news and scoops.
  • Successful professional journalism experience with credible, respected news organizations.
  • Proven reporting and writing talents with attention to style, detail and nuance.
  • Must be able to work quickly and accurately in real-time.
  • Exemplary teamwork skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant program.



  • Proven technology or business industry coverage experience.
  • Experience covering beats within transportation or technology. 
  • Track record of exclusives and scoops.
  • Comfortable with public speaking, on video, podcasts or other platforms.
  • Proven track record of quality and productivity.
  • Strong source development skills.
  • Brings a document frame of mind; adept at finding stories in public records and SEC filings.
  • Experience using Chartbeat and other audience-analytics tools in engaging readers and evaluating performance of coverage


Brand Overview:

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. AutomotiveNewsAutomotive 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.