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If you’re looking to be a part of a rapidly-growing, exciting, and dynamic automotive publication, then look no further than Ford Authority. We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • Forum moderator
  • Editor
  • News writer

Editor

Overview: an editor responsible for managing a team of journalists and day-to-day operations.

Position Details
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Overview

  • You will be responsible for managing a team of journalists on a day-to-day basis.
  • Your work will be exposed to over 1 million monthly visitors (and growing).

The work

This position involves the following responsibilities:

  • Finding and assigning the latest Ford news, including breaking stories and exclusive content.
  • Working with and developing a team of journalists on a daily basis, including editing articles to meet quality, accuracy, and tone criteria.
  • Work with leadership on developing and implementing new segments and content.
  • Attend reveal events and drives.

This position requires self-motivation and discipline.

  • Your responsibilities will be clearly communicated to you, and you will be responsible for handling them.
  • There is no office and there’s nobody looking over your shoulder, so you need to be able to get things done and be responsible for getting them done.

Qualifications

  • At least two years in an editorial management position at an automotive publication.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of automotive industry and auto media.
  • Ability to effectively work with teams, direct, and coach team members.
  • Ability to keep track of developing stories over time.

Compensation

  • To be determined, based on your availability and contribution.

How To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to FordAuthority at motrolix dot com (please take care in spelling this email address)

  • Please include:
    • A brief cover letter outlining why you’d like to work with us.
    • Your resumé.
    • Any references.
  • In your email, please use the following subject line:
    • FA Editor Application
  • All applications are kept strictly confidential (a wink to all you defectors out there)

News Writer

Overview: writer/journalist responsible for covering the daily Ford news beat.

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Position: writer/journalist responsible for covering the daily Ford news beat.

Overview

  • You will be responsible for covering Ford and Lincoln news on a daily basis.
  • You will be at the bleeding edge of automotive news. In fact, you are the news.
  • Your work will be exposed to 1 million monthly visitors (and growing).

The Work

  • Availability during the work day. On rare occasions, such as during breaking news stories or a product reveal, you will work evenings or weekends. If you have other commitments, let us know and we should be able to work around them.
  • Endurance and pace to produce 6-7 high-quality news articles per day about 300 words in length.
  • Self-motivation. You will have deadlines, but there is no office, and nobody will be looking over your shoulder, so you need to be able to get things done and be responsible for getting it done.
  • This is not a leisurely job. Like any serious publication, we have deadlines, and we aim to crank out as much as possible and as fast as possible, while keeping high quality.
  • There’s always something to write about. For the most part, assignments will be handed to you. If you have ideas for stories, we also are very much open to hearing them.
  • A thorough understanding of the automotive industry and of the Ford Motor Company, its products and services.
  • You will gain affectionate and loyal fans, and sworn enemies. Like every hero, legend and dictator. You’ll need to have the emotional maturity to handle these items like a champ.

Subject Matter

  • Breaking automotive news, model reveals and press releases.
  • General car culture.
  • Motorsports.
  • Automotive business news.
  • Original content.

Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Ford Motor Company product lineup, including vehicles, engines, transmissions, plants, and more.
  • A solid understanding of the auto industry.
  • Ability to digest a new story and write about it informatively, clearly, concisely, and error-free.
  • Mastery of the written word.

Compensation

  • Based on your experience and writing ability.
  • Between $60,000 and $80,000 per year (producing 6-7 articles per day during the work week).

How To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to fordauthority at motrolix dot com (please take care in spelling this email address)

  • All applications are kept confidential (a wink to all you defectors out there)
  • Please include:
    • At least three recent writing samples
    • A cover letter on why you want to work with us, and why you would make a good fit.
    • Your resumé.
    • Any references.

Forum Moderator

Overview: a forum moderator responsible for moderating a high-traffic forum.

Position Details
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Overview

  • You will be responsible for developing, growing and moderating forums on a daily basis.
  • Your work will be exposed to over 1 million monthly visitors (and growing).

The work

This is position involves the following responsibilities:

  • Growing forums using strategies and techniques developed in collaboration with management.
  • Moderating forums and promoting forum culture.
  • Developing and enforcing a forum policy as it relates to topics and users.
  • Providing account support to users.

This position requires self-motivation and discipline.

  • Your responsibilities will be clearly communicated to you, and you will be responsible for handling them.
  • There is no office and there’s nobody looking over your shoulder, so you need to be able to get things done and be responsible for getting them done.

Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of forums, forum culture, and moderating activities.
  • At least two years experience managing a forum, including growing, moderating, and promoting forum culture.
  • Ability to understand topics, merge topics, post new topics.
  • Ability to handle users and enforce forum guidelines, including time-outs, banning and blacklisting.

Compensation

  • To be determined, based on your availability and contribution.

How To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to fordauthority at motrolix dot com (please take care in spelling this email address)

  • Please include:
    • A brief cover letter outlining why you’d like to work with us.
    • Your resumé.
    • Any references.
  • In your email, please use the following subject line:
    • FA Forum Moderator Application
  • All applications are kept strictly confidential (a wink to all you defectors out there)

Not a Ford Guy (Or Gal?)

If you’re not into Ford, then perhaps you’d be more interested in working at our other publications:

  • GM Authority – our sister publication focused on General Motors Company. It’s like Ford Authority, but for all things GM.
  • Cadillac Society – our sister publication focused on Cadillac. It’s like Ford Authority, but for all things Cadillac.
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