Mashable Hires Nick Jaynes to Lead its Dedicated Transportation Channel

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Jaynes will lead coverage for Mashable’s recently launched Transportation Channel

Mashable, the leading media company for the digital generation, announced today that it has hired Nick Jaynes as its Transportation Tech Reporter to oversee content under its Transportation Channel, which launched this summer.

In this role, Jaynes will be responsible for original reporting and analysis on the evolving transportation industries, including but not limited to car, rail, nautical, plane and future technologies. He will cover transportation in an entirely new light, focusing on how digital technology is affecting innovation, sustainability and manufacturing in the space.

With an understanding of Detroit and Silicon Valley in equal measure, Jaynes will report not only on how the automotive business works now, but what it may look like in the future.

“From Google’s self-driving cars to Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, the world of transportation is in a state of significant change, impacting the way millions of people around the world get from place to place, and driven by both new technology and new thinking,” said Jim Roberts, Executive Editor and Chief Content Officer. “We are excited to have Nick join the team and with his fresh take on this changing industry, grow our Transportation Channel coverage for our global digital audience.”

Prior to joining Mashable, Jaynes was Automotive Editor at Digital Trends, where he grew the website’s Cars section, produced high-quality video content and spearheaded new projects, including its inaugural Car of the Year Awards.

Previously, he founded DownForce Motoring, an automotive website focusing on long-form written reviews, videos and daily news content; and co-founded MANVIL Media, a media productions firm specializing in video, graphics and copywriting. Before that, Jaynes began his career as an Apprentice Mechanic at Bart’s Swedish Formula in Portland, OR.

Jaynes is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, where he studied electronic media and was voted “Best Documentary Filmmaker” in 2009 by faculty and staff. He joins Mashable today in Los Angeles and can be found on Twitter at @NickJaynes.

About Mashable:
Mashable is the leading global media company that informs, inspires and entertains the digital generation. Mashable is redefining storytelling by documenting and shaping the digital revolution in a new voice, new formats and cutting-edge technologies to a uniquely dedicated audience of 43 million monthly unique visitors and 24 million social followers.

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