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Automotive Writer, Analyst

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January 25, 2022
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Job Description

Candidates should have an interest in following and writing about the auto industry, have the ability to connect the dots on how industry trends already are or may impact the automobile retail sector and be capable of juggling multiple assignments.

At Informa Tech, we believe that technology innovation is key to driving positive change in our society. We believe that digital inclusion underpins progress. And we believe that diversity in tech is central to a thriving industry.

Our aim is to inspire the global technology community to build a better world by informing, educating and connecting them through world-class research, training, events, and media.

We sit at the heart of the tech community with specialisms in emerging tech/AI, enterprise IT, cyber security, service providers/NextG, critical communications, media & entertainment and marketing technology.

Leveraging over 100 trusted brands, we offer an unrivalled global networking community and platform for technologists and innovators to be inspired and reach their full potential.
(Join us and reach yours!)

Job Description

The Informa Tech Automotive Group is a leading publisher of automotive news, insights, data and research through its highly regarded brands, Wards Intelligence, WardsAuto and Tu Automotive. It also produces a series of annual global conferences and other content focused on emerging automotive technology, and other key industry issues.

The retail analyst will focus on how auto industry megatrends, technology and evolving consumer demands will change the way vehicles are sold and present new hurdles and opportunities for franchised dealers and other retailers in the U.S. They also will follow the new-mobility sector, particularly related – but not limited to – how that will impact the new-vehicle retail network.

The retail analyst will be charged with reporting on trends and technology related to automotive retail sector, surveying our audience and writing articles to help new-vehicle dealers understand where they should place their bets in order to survive and prosper over the next decade.

They’ll also be tasked with presenting their research at conferences and webinars and interact with media as Wards Intelligence’s resident expert on all things retail. In addition, the retail analyst will produce e-newsletters and work with Brand & Demand clients to develop and produce market-leader programs and other sponsored content and deliverables.


Candidates should have an interest in following and writing about the auto industry, have the ability to connect the dots on how industry trends already are or may impact the automobile retail sector and be capable of juggling multiple assignments.

At least five years of journalism or business-analysis background or comparable experience in interviewing preferred, researching and writing is required. Experience in creating and analyzing research/survey data and presenting findings is a plus.

Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of the auto industry, trends around mobility, electrification and automated driving, and how the U.S. franchised-dealer network operates. Some travel required.

Additional Information

Why work at Informa
Employee experience is very important to us at Informa. On top of joining a supportive, diverse and ambitious team that welcomes all types of candidates.

We are also flexible with different working patterns and prioritizes promotions internally.

Our Benefits include

  • Learning and development plan to assist with your career development
  • 15 days PTO plus 9 national holidays, 4 days for volunteering and a day off for your birthday!
  • Competitive Benefits with 401k match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Work with a high quality of specialist products and service
  • Bright and friendly staff who are all “expert’s experts” and additional training and development for helping you achieve your career aspiration
  • ESPP - become a shareholder

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements.

If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.

As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.

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