FreightWaves is the leading provider of market, rate, economic, fuel, regulatory, and weather data and commentary for the freight industry. Our SaaS platform, SONAR provides data and analytics to participants in the freight market. We are looking for an Freight Markets Reporter. This individual will write market news and market assessments, covering specific modes in the transportation sector and cover deals, price movements and market news.
This is an excellent opportunity to forge your career covering the massively important and dynamic freight transportation sector. You will apply and develop your skills across daily news reporting, market analysis, features and editorial with the highest standards of journalistic independence and integrity. There are opportunities to travel and present papers at industry conferences and lead webinar sessions.
You will be surrounded by a group of strategic thinkers in creating a new marketplace and should be comfortable with dynamic changes in role and processes.
FreightWaves operates a multi-format approach to media that include online written, podcasts, webinars, video streaming, appearances at major conferences, and a weekly Sirius XM Radio show.
The company is one of the fastest growing startups in the entire country and has investors that include leading media, logistics, and venture capital funds, including Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures; Bill Ford’s Fontinalis Partners; Prologis Ventures; Hearst Ventures; 8VC: Pritzker Ventures, and a host of others. FreightWaves is ranked in the top 200 of all startups, globally by Crunchbase and in the 90 percentile according to Pitchbook.
What You'll Do:
Monitor and assess markets to produce daily price assessments, market analysis, news and reports
Daily contact with freight brokers, carriers, shippers, vendors, investors, and analysts
Focus on various freight modes, including truck, rail, air, maritime, and warehousing
Contribute copy to relevant publications and the online news service
Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent FreightWaves
Publish 5 articles per week focused on freight companies and business news
Discuss trends and markets impacts due to regulation, technology, and macro economic trends
Report of quarterly earnings reports and breaking news from the commercial fleet sector
Feature companies that secure funding from investors
Research articles through fact-checking and other industry resources
Personally and through the team and other company resources, create data and insights content that is published on freightwaves.com
Write research/commentary to showcase our unique insights to readers through articles
What You'll Need:
Bachelor degree in english, journalism, economics, business, or a related area.
Ability to assimilate large amounts of information and data and create a compelling story supported by the facts
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Deep knowledge of emerging technology trends and applications
A passion for the unique story
Ability to partner with individuals and groups from multiple functions and organizations, especially ability to collaborate with other analysts
Ability to convey difficult subjects to ideas and sound bites that the average lay person can understand and attract media attention
Ability to “truckify” technology
We Offer a Badass Benefits Program:
An excellent start-up work environment, flat hierarchies and short decision paths.
Relocation for qualified candidates
Competitive salary and bonus potential packages.
A generous benefits package including 100% employer paid health, dental, life and vision insurance, concierge doctor, unlimited vacation plan, workout benefits, industry education and company-paid travel to industry events, student-loan reimbursement, identity theft protection, pet insurance, family bank account, merchant discount program, and much more!
We are 100% carbon neutral and buy carbon offsets to mitigate our corporate carbon footprint
Corporate discounts on Ford Vehicles, travel, entertainment, food, and retail purchases
Training programs and career development opportunities.
Flexible working hours and work-life-balance options
Company paid AD&D
Company paid family identity theft-protection
Short and long-term disability
On-site pub with 60 bar taps
Season tickets to Chattanooga Redwolves Men and Women soccer games
Trial listener accounts on Sirius XM
Discount on Ford Vehicles