Junior news reporter

The Loadstar is the world’s most popular news source for freight professionals who manage global supply chains. We are an award-winning, globally respected publication with a reputation for breaking news and editorial integrity. Our publication is divided into free-to-read news content, and Loadstar Premium, our subscription service, and we also publish the most listened-to podcast in the sector.

About the role

The role is primarily for our daily news content, but with some support and writing for our subscription product and/or podcast when required. The chosen candidate will be expected to write honestly, and uphold our independent spirit.

The job includes a significant amount of global travel for press trips, conferences, exhibitions and face-to-face interviews.

The successful candidate will have some experience or qualification in news journalism, and be able to turn complex issues into a simple narrative. You will be an inquisitive, determined and organised individual, have an excellent command of the English language, and be capable of sourcing news.

We require exclusive, original and concise articles, written in an engaging way. Getting the story out fast, often within an hour, is critical to us, so we need a quick thinker, and an efficient writer.

We’d prefer some experience of freight and logistics or other B2B markets, but getting the right person is more important to us than getting the person with the right experience.

Preferably, the chosen candidate would work with our editorial and leadership teams based in Ipswich, Suffolk. However, for the right candidate, we are open to a combination of remote and office-based work.

Key responsibilities

  • Source, research and write quality daily and breaking news
  • Upload news to the site, and proof-read
  • Support the news editor and other journalists with research or investigative articles
  • Build and maintain a base of relevant contacts in the logistics industry
  • Build and maintain a social media presence
  • Interview senior industry executives
  • Attend and report on industry events around the world

What we offer

  • Salary of between £24,000 to £28,000 depending on experience
  • 20 days paid annual leave in addition to English bank holidays and office closures.
  • Contributory pension
  • Flexible working locations

To apply, please submit your CV, an example of your work, and cover letter to Ms Alex Lennane: [email protected]