Aug 24, 2022

Venture Capital Reporter

  • FreightWaves
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
Full time

Job Description

FreightWaves, the top-read supply chain publication in the U.S., is hiring a reporter to cover venture capital. 

The VC reporter will report on the funds and startups trying to upend supply chain, and the economic trends driving this dynamic space. VC activity in the supply chain world has exploded over the last five years. According to Pitchbook data, investment in supply chain tech in North America and Europe has grown from 2016 to 2021 by nearly four-fold, reaching $41.3 billion in deal value. Exit value has jumped nearly 23-fold over the same period. 

FreightWaves’ VC reporter will know their way around a term sheet and be skilled at source-building. They will jump on news, unearth scoops, and provide key analysis for our millions of readers. The reporter will write profiles on the titans of supply chain VC and startups. They will be asked to speak on our industry-leading television programs and podcasts. The ideal candidate loves to analyze deals and explain valuations. 

This reporter will have the opportunity to be an influential voice in this under-covered but red-hot space. 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 VC reporter at FreightWaves, the leading news source in this space, will shape coverage on startups and funds in this restless industry. 

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

What you will be doing:

  • Write news, scoops, profiles, and analysis on venture capital in supply chain
  • Dig into term sheets and explain startup financing to an audience of industry insiders and curious business readers
  • Be a consummate networker and source-builder in the supply chain technology world
  • Be available to work on-call and evenings
  • Travel as needed

What you bring to the table:

  • At least 5 years of startup or venture capital reporting experience
  • A track record of delivering market-moving news and cultivating networks of sources
  • 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