The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers and insurance associations.

Compensation consists of a competitive salary and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions. Other benefits include health insurance (with dental and vision coverage), life insurance, medical and dependent care flex spending accounts and three weeks of paid vacation in your first year.

IIHS-HLDI participates in E-Verify.


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) seeks a Writer/Editor to join our communications department at our offices located in Arlington, Virginia. A key to the success of our organization is effectively communicating our research findings to consumers and other members of the public, as well as to policymakers and automakers. We are looking for an experienced writer who can translate the work of IIHS-HLDI researchers and engineers into accessible, engaging articles for our various audiences.

Primary Duties

  • Write press releases and articles for our monthly newsletter, Status Report, taking them through the clearance process and making revisions as appropriate. Write web-friendly headlines and teasers.
  • Recommend appropriate photos and charts to accompany assigned stories.
  • Keep web content up to date, working with researchers to incorporate the latest research into the topic pages and using the content management system to implement approved changes.
  • Help manage and create content for IIHS social media channels.
  • Edit correspondence, docket submissions, slides, exhibit text and event materials.
  • Assist technical editor when necessary in editing research papers and reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or a related field
  • At least five years of professional writing experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills; proven ability to distill complex scientific papers and reports into accurate, accessible articles for a nontechnical audience.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail.

To apply, email your cover letter, resume and 2-3 writing samples to

[email protected]

Programmer Analyst

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) seeks a Programmer Analyst at our offices located in Ruckersville, Virginia, 12 miles north of the city of Charlottesville. HLDI analyzes the insurance records of over 200 million vehicles to quantify the benefits of lifesaving and cost-reducing technologies and to explain how insurance costs vary from vehicle to vehicle. We use SQL Server as our data environment and operate a server farm with more than 50 terabytes of storage space. We have a diverse team with a variety of skills and backgrounds.

Primary Duties

  • Create automated assessment tools that monitor data quality and system performance
  • Provide support to the data production team in all aspects of data acquisition, processing and quality control
  • Design and write programs to extract and analyze large datasets for HLDI member companies and for our research analysts and statisticians
  • Create vehicle information systems that monitor data quality and strategically target data elements for acquisition


  • Proficiency in data mining, data analysis and developing data quality control tools using statistical or other programming languages/technologies such as SQL/T-SQL, Python, R, C++, .Net (,, C#), etc.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field and course work relevant to data analysis, data mining and/or programming experience in support of business functions preferred
  • Ability to multitask and document work
  • Team player who can adapt to changes in requirements and priorities
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to evaluate and quality-check large datasets
  • An interest in highway safety and automobiles

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to:

[email protected]