M&A/VC Journalist


Job title: M&A/VC Journalist

Company: FreightWaves, Inc.

Job description: Are you smart, driven, curious, resourceful, and not afraid to fail? Then we want to meet you! Our team of bold, innovative, and creative teammates is what makes us the top startup to work for. FreightWaves delivers news and commentary, data, analytics, risk management tools, and actionable market insights to the industry. If you are ready to join our team, it is time for you to apply!

FreightWaves is seeking an experienced writer and journalist to cover M&A, venture capital, SPACs, joint ventures and partnerships in the transportation and logistics industry. The position requires the ability to analyze the major trends and players in the sector, and to create content that makes the topic understandable to all market participants — from the investors and technology companies to freight operators and shippers of products. Candidates should also be comfortable mining data to generate stories and data-driven insights.

**** This position is 100% remote!

What you will be doing:

  • Monitor and assess M&A and deal activity to produce daily news and reports
  • Contribute copy to relevant publications and the online news service
  • Publish several articles per week focused on M&A, private equity and venture capital deal activity and related news and insights
  • Feature companies that are actively pursuing deals in the industry
  • Research articles through fact-checking and other industry resources
  • Create a database of deal activity to build insightful content that is published on freightwaves.com and it’s various platforms
  • Contribute copy to relevant publications and the online news service
  • Write research/commentary to showcase our unique insights to readers
  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent FreightWaves
  • Appearing on FreightWavesTV and podcasts to give in-depth analysis of M&A activity in the industry

What you bring to the table:

  • Two years of experience in financial journalism covering M&A, private equity and venture capital activity.
  • Bachelor degree in English, Journalism, economics, business, or a related area preferred, but not required.
  • 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 financial markets and corporate finance activity
  • 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

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 $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 strives for sustainability. We offset our carbon emissions.
  • Discount on Ford vehicles

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Location: Chattanooga, TN

Job date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:07:02 GMT

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