Careers

Director of Government Relations

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the premier membership association dedicated to promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling, is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Director of Government Relations. Based at AMA’s Washington, DC office, the Director of Government Relations will foster and utilize working relationships with legislative and administrative law/rule makers and staff in government to advance the strategic vision of protecting and promoting the motorcycle life style. Further, you will serve as a resource for government entities and AMA membership regarding motorcycle related issues.

Specific duties include:

  • Maintain a knowledge base regarding motorcycle related issues
  • Review news clips, press releases, political publication, attend meetings, hearings and markups in Congress
  • Review and monitor federal and state legislative and rule making activities
  • Manage public official and AMA member recognition program
  • Help manage staff in preparing letters, alerts, legislative and regulatory reviews, drafting legislation, etc.
  • Attend events, fundraisers or town hall meetings

Candidates must have 5-7 years of job-related experience in agencies, Congress or lobbying group. Experienced motorcyclist strongly desired. Experience with motorcycling issues and motorcyclists’ rights issues strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, business or related discipline required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, salary requriements and resume to jobs@ama-cycle.org.

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Grassroots Coordinator

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the premier membership association dedicated to promoting the motorcycling lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling, is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Grassroots Coordinator. Based at AMA’s Washington, DC office, the successful candidate will develop and implement grassroots initiatives to influence political action in furtherance of motorcyclists’ rights and the AMA mission.

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinate an effective volunteer management program, to include recruitment, training and ongoing engagement of AMA volunteers to influence political action in furtherance of motorcyclists’ rights and the AMA mission.
  • Implement, support and advance the AMA State Chapter Network Program.
  • Use social media and website tools to circulate federal register, congressional and local information and increase activism.
  • Respond to member inquiries and help requests via phone and/or email.
  • Monitor relevant motorcycling news sources, organizational websites and community forums to understand the latest developments that may affect the AMA mission.
  • Communicate with external and internal contacts including members, motorcycle riders, public officials and AMA staff.
  • Work with motorcycle on-highway and off-highway managers to develop grassroots initiatives.
  • Act as administrator of the AMA state pages and CQ Engage software program.

Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, business or related discipline required. Technical proficiency in various computer applications is highly desirable. Motorcycling experience is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, salary requriements and resume to jobs@ama-cycle.org.

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Office Assistant (Washington D.C. Office)

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the premier membership association dedicated to promoting the motorcycling lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling, is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Office Assistant. Based at AMA’s Washington, DC office, the successful candidate will act as receptionist and provide administrative support for the office staff.

Qualified candidates will be able to manage multiple tasks. Candidates should also be detail oriented with excellent organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interface with all levels of staff are essential.

Specific duties include:

  • Answering office phones and greeting visitors
  • Supporting other office staff with mailings, emails and other office duties as assigned
  • Occasional travel to attend events and meetings
  • Coordinate meetings and events

1-3 years of general administrative experience. Knowledge of legislative process of state and federal government and US Congress. Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications. Technical proficiency in various computer applications is highly desirable.

Motorcycling experience is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ama-cycle.org.

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Associate Editor – Full Time Employee

Since 1924, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination - freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion.

This position creates editorial content for the American Motorcyclist Association.

Do you have experience as a daily or weekly deadline reporter? Are you a fast, focused worker who craves new opportunities and can produce professional results across all channels, including websites, print, video, social media and more? Do you love to ride motorcycles? Most important, do you have a good attitude and a positive outlook on work? The American Motorcyclist Association is looking for staff writer to create editorial content with a focus on recreational motorcycling, motorcycle clubs and recreational events, AMA member profiles, new products and bikes, riding trends and industry news, and motorcyclists’ rights.

This is a high-production position that will need to produce large amounts of engaging, clean short- and long-form copy under deadline.

Specific duties include:

  • Produces daily original content for AMA digital properties
  • Writes and compiles the Street department and the Street feature for the monthly American Motorcyclist magazine
  • Writes additional department and feature copy for American Motorcyclist magazine as assigned by the Managing Editor
  • Sources and shoots photography in support of AMA editorial, as necessary
  • Writes AMA press releases on the following areas: AMA member benefits, AMA recreational riding events, AMA campaigns that promote recreational motorcycling activity, AMA membership initiatives
  • Writes copy for AMA-produced advertising supplements
  • Writes or edits brochures, letters and other official communication for various departments
  • Covers AMA-sanctioned and AMA-promoted events on assignment
  • Event coverage requires working on evenings and weekends, as necessary
  • Adapts or copies content across channels, as necessary, such as online to print, print to online, website to social media, etc.
  • Serves as the initial staff contact for member e-mail and telephone inquiries regarding AMA editorial properties

Bachelor’s degree in journalism with 1-3 years of professional experience preferred. Applicants with other educational backgrounds will be considered only if they have additional years of professional reporting experience in a deadline environment. Attention to detail a must. Knowledge of AP style required. Motorcycling experience required. Proficiency with industry-standard software, such as InDesign, website content management systems, social media applications and Microsoft Office required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ama-cycle.org.

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