Jul 28, 2022

Deputy Editor

  • FreightWaves
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
Full time

Job Description

FreightWaves, the top-read supply chain publication in the US, is seeking to hire two deputy editors to help shape our website into a top-read business news website. 

The deputy editors will spot developing news across the economy and assign and edit supply chain angles. They will approve stories for their small teams of reporters, who are experts in the beats they cover. The ideal editor candidates won’t necessarily have supply chain or logistics experience, but they will have the desire to understand and translate complex business and economics ideas into readable, engaging copy. They’ll have a passion for unearthing surprising details of the industrial economy – particularly trucking, ocean shipping, rail, and air cargo. Each deputy editor will report to the editor-in-chief.

The global logistics industry is valued at nearly $8 trillion. Supply chain disruptions and the changing pattern of trade and commerce has thrust this industry into the limelight — making FreightWaves a must-read publication for business leaders everywhere. A deputy editor at FreightWaves, the leading news source in this space, will have the opportunity to shape coverage on one of the most important business topics of the 21st century. 

***The job is remote, with an option to work out of our Chattanooga, Tennessee, office.

What you will be doing:

  • Manage a team of 3-4 reporters who are experts in their beats
  • Edit news and feature stories, with an emphasis on engaging copy
  • Spot developing business news 
  • Ensure articles follow SEO guidelines
  • Be available to work on-call and evenings if required

What you bring to the table:

  • At least 5 years of business editing experience
  • Strong editing skills
  • Passion for niche economic and business topics
  • Experience in supply chain coverage will be preferred but not expected
  • Familiarity with WordPress and SEO

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
  • 401k with up to 3.5% match
  • Training programs and career development opportunities
  • Student-loan reimbursement 
  • Annual life achievement bonus of $2000 for having a baby, buying a house, or getting married (one per year) 
  • No set days off Vacation policy (our team takes time off as needed with supervisor approval)
  • Gym Membership (or virtual membership)
  • Audible or Kindle Unlimited subscription 
  • FreightWaves strives for sustainability. We offset our carbon emissions. 
  • Discount on Ford vehicles