Apr 22, 2022

Copy Editor

  • FreightWaves
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
Full time

Job Description

Are you detail-oriented? On friendly terms with the AP Stylebook? Can you constructively pick holes in a story and work with writers to improve their copy? Then we want to meet you. FreightWaves is the nerve center of the global supply chain, the industry leader in delivering news and commentary to the freight community. We’re seeking smart, driven, curious and resourceful people for our expanding staff. If you are ready to join the team, here’s your chance.

FreightWaves’ media division is a growing, dynamic unit that drives the narrative in a sector that impacts the entire world. We are seeking a top-notch journalist to edit copy for our digital platforms and other initiatives. The successful candidate not only will be a stickler for accuracy and style but will also improve the quality of our stories, offering feedback to writers and maintaining the high standards established by our editorial team. In addition, industry knowledge, SEO awareness and WordPress experience will be key advantages.

**** This position is 100% remote.

What you will be doing:

  • Copy editing stories for style, grammar and punctuation.
  • Working with reporters to improve content and SEO.
  • Checking headlines, subheads and excerpts, and making necessary changes.
  • Utilizing WordPress to help with production of stories.
  • Working alongside our other copy editors to maintain site consistency and efficiency.
  • Attending (virtual) meetings.

What you bring to the table:

  • Five years or more of journalism experience, preferably in a copy editing role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications, English or a related area preferred but not required.
  • Ability to churn through copy efficiently yet comprehensively.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge and understanding of SEO best practices.
  • A passion for the unique story and ability to recognize content that will serve both industry insiders and a broader audience.
  • Familiarity with WordPress.

Our benefits:

  • An excellent work environment, flat hierarchies and short decision paths.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Work from home.
  • A generous benefits package including 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD, LTD.
  • Concierge doctor on-call.
  • Stock options.
  • 401(k) with up to 3.5% match.
  • Training programs and career development opportunities.
  • Student-loan reimbursement.
  • Annual life achievement bonus of $2,000 for having a baby, buying a house or getting married (max one per year).
  • No set days off vacation policy. (Our team takes time off as needed with supervisor approval.)
  • Gym membership (or virtual membership while COVID is still a part of our daily lives.)
  • Audible or Kindle Unlimited subscription.
  • FreightWaves’ commitment to sustainability. We offset our carbon emissions.
  • Discount on Ford vehicles.