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Company Name Matson
Location SF, CA
Date Posted 17, Friday 2013
Category Editor
Listing Type Hourly Rate


Matson is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange trading under the symbol MATX. Founded in 1882, Matson is one of the leading U.S. carriers in the Pacific and provides a vital lifeline to the island economies of Hawaii, Guam and Micronesia and premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. Matson is the parent company of Matson Logistics, which was established in 1987 and extends the geographic reach of Matson's transportation network throughout the continental U.S with integrated, asset-light logistics services including rail intermodal, highway brokerage and warehousing. Matson is also the parent company of Matson Terminals, which was established in 1921 and provides container stevedoring, terminal and equipment maintenance services for Matson in Hawaii.

Matson's transportation offerings span the globe from Shanghai to Savannah and encompass everything from providing a vital lifeline to the island economies of Hawaii, Guam and Micronesia to delivering a wide range of multi-modal services throughout North America. Long recognized as a leader in Pacific shipping, Matson continues to strengthen its ocean transportation services through fleet enhancements, industry leading on-time arrivals and award-winning customer service. As one of the nations' top logistics providers, Matson Logistics extends the reach of the company's transportation network, offering customers domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway brokerage, supply chain services and LTL transportation services, as well as third-party logistics services that include warehousing, distribution, and international freight forwarding.

Matson's mission is to provide our customers with an efficient, reliable service of superior quality and value. Founded in 1882, Matson has a distinguished history as Hawaii's major ocean carrier and is recognized today as a leader in U.S. domestic transportation services, including ocean, intermodal, and logistics. Our long ties to Hawaii have made Matson's culture one that is synonymous with the "aloha spirit." It is also characterized by long service employees who share a genuine respect for one another and strive to sustain a humane, friendly work environment that is focused on high standards of achievement.


Part time position (20 hours a week) supporting Matson's public relations department.
Responsible for writing, editing and producing Matson's employee newsletter. This requires interacting and working closely with employees at all Matson locations and at all levels within the company. As part of the production of company publications, responsible for arranging interviews, writing articles, ensuring articles reflect the company's goals and objectives, carefully clearing content with appropriate personnel, arranging photography and/or artwork.
Provide research, writing and print production capabilities for special projects and/or presentations as needed. Prepare internal announcements for Matson's intranet.
Develop copy for social media channels
Respond to various inquiries from the general public regarding numerous Matson issues, ranging from current information to historical research. Provide general support for the public relations department.


B.A. in English or Journalism preferred
2 -- 5 years of communications experience preferred, with background in producing written communications.
Must submit writing samples as part of the interview process.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Ability to work with all levels of a corporate organization in developing news stories about the company for the newsletter and intranet.
Willingness to take on support role tasks.

Compensation: $27-$34/hour
This is a part-time job.

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