Associate Content Writer

Flock Freight

Solana Beach, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 05/11/2021
  • Website: www.flockfreight.com/
  • Company Address: 240 S Cedros Ave, Suite 200, Solana Beach, CA, 92075, US

About Flock Freight

Flock Freight is a Google Venture funded startup in San Diego using some serious tech to completely disrupt and reimagine the $40 Billion North American LTL freight industry.

A series of cutting-edge optimization algorithms enable Flock Freight to provide a superior shipping experience for thousands of customers. The unique technology developed by Flock Freight increases the speed, efficiency, and safety of moving freight in an industry that is plagued by painful inefficiencies.

Job Description

In the past four years, Flock Freight has grown over 25 times in size and has become one of the largest startups in San Diego. We’ve done some of our best work in the midst of a global pandemic and even hired over 75 new team members during the crisis.

Whether we’re logging on from home or from the office, our mission remains the same: To reinvent North America’s $400-billion freight industry by relentlessly eliminating inefficiency and waste through algorithmic pooling. We’re using our proprietary technology to guarantee carbon neutral shared truckload service, the faster, safer, greener — just better — way to ship. 

As the first and only company in the freight space to earn a B Corp certification, we’re driven to provide a net-zero shipping option that reduces our industry’s carbon footprint. Our commitment to do the right thing doesn’t stop at the environment though; we’re tackling initiatives in many areas to build an inherently sustainable business model and a high-performance, high-care culture. 

Our team and our investors are extremely passionate about our pledge to use shipping as a force for good. SoftBank, Volvo Group Venture Capital, SignalFire, GLP Capital Partners, and GV (formerly Google Ventures) recently invested millions in our Series C round of funding, validating our vision to transform the freight industry.

This pursuit would be nothing without our brilliant people, who obsess over growing our customer base, developing our carrier network, and improving our technology platform.

This position is located at Flock Freight HQ in Solana Beach, CA. 

Job Summary

The ideal candidate is eager to partner with Flock Freight to fulfill the content, social media, and graphic design needs of not only the marketing team, but of the entire organization. The ideal candidate will collaborate with a team of vendors (writers, editors, etc.) and internal thought leaders to execute on the content and social media marketing calendars. 

Responsibilities

  • Handles the ideation and creation of compelling content, including website copy, landing pages, white papers, case studies, internal blog posts, external articles, emails, infographics, one-pagers, videos, and product/service descriptions
  • Writes SEO-friendly content for the website and continues to optimize content over time
  • Writes professional, interesting PR material
  • Develops captions and graphics for social media platforms
  • Conducts brand listening, starts conversations, and evaluates brand sentiment on social media
  • Collaborates with social media influencers and builds partnerships
  • Writes content for marketing, transactional, and sales-related emails
  • Maintains and enforces consistent verbiage and naming conventions of customer-facing communication across all channels
  • Maintains a cohesive brand voice across all mediums
  • Performs detailed research via approved, industry-leading sources
  • Becomes an industry whiz who can provide expertise on freight topics 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism/English/Marketing/Business or other related focus
  • 1+ years of content writing and social media experience
  • Experience writing SEO-optimized content 
  • Proficiency with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Experience writing in the B2B space
  • Ability to distill complex topics into easily understood copy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self motivation and self-sufficiency
  • Ability to self-assess and continually improve upon writing and research skills
  • Resourceful with a desire to find answers before asking someone
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Design skills with Photoshop, InDesign and/or Canva (nice to have)
  • Video experience to include storyboarding, writing scripts, filming, and editing (nice to have)
  • Knowledge of the freight industry or logistics (nice to have)

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 2 Writing samples

Flock Freight is proud to hire, promote, and retain talent from a diverse candidate pool. We value the skills of people from various backgrounds, realizing each individual’s unique perspective makes our team better. Committed to creating an environment that’s fair and inclusive, we fill open positions based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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