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Social Media Specialist

Social Media Specialist


Part Time

Entry Level

Are you smart, driven, curious, resourceful, and not afraid to fail? If so, we want to meet you! 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!

Our fast-growing and data-driven media arm, FreightWaves.com, is seeking a strong and talented Social Media Specialist. Working closely with the Editorial & Marketing teams, you will be the creative and execution lead for growing our social media presence on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

You will grow our social presence related to three key products: our bi-annual live events series, our award-winning editorial content, and our dynamic FWTV content on YouTube which has been dubbed the SportsCenter of Freight.

The Role

This job has a lot of moving parts, which will excite you if you’d love to take an active role in helping a high-growth startup evolve into the next phase of excellence. Here are some of the key responsibilities you’ll tackle (in order of priority):

  • Grow the presence of our bi-annual live events series (Future of Supply Chain Conference & F3: Future of Freight Festival) — to further awareness, excitement and ticket sales
    • On Instagram, at the @FreightWaves_News Instagram handle, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter
  • Grow the presence of our editorial content with regular posts about our top editorial stories from FreightWaves.com
    • On Instagram, at the @FreightWaves_News Instagram handle, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter
  • Be the primary point of contact on taking our FWTV content on YouTube and adding custom thumbnail images to make it more discoverable and increase viewership

What You’ll Need to Bring to the Table

  • Familiarity with Canva to create compelling YouTube thumbnails and IG posts
  • Self-starter; ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Passionate and results-driven mindset
  • Ability to create, refine, and execute processes

Our Benefits

  • An excellent remote work environment and short decision paths
  • Competitive salary
  • 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 company matching
  • 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)
  • Audible or Kindle Unlimited subscription
  • FreightWaves strives for sustainability and works to offset our carbon emissions.
  • Discount on Ford vehicles