Location: Brookfield, WI
Type: Full Time
Functions: Writing, editing and researching high-quality, original content for print and digital publications, along web posting and publication proofing and production.
This position has multi-title responsibilities to include developing, writing and production of print and online content for Lessiter Media’s agricultural trade publications. The Associate Editor will collaborate with managing editors on short- and long-form features for both online and print, along with additional editorial projects. Position requires regular writing assignments, copyediting and proofing of various written materials for ag publications. Position also requires posting content online, social media engagement relevant to ag titles, video production and willingness to travel.
Assist with planning, developing and creating in-depth editorial content that supports each of the company’s ag publication’s objectives and goals. Curious and inquisitive writer who constantly seeks out industry trends and information. Must have an appreciation for agriculture and be able to gather and analyze all available information and the ability to tell a story on how it will benefit the readership, not just report on facts.
This position requires a flexible, adaptable attitude, with the ability to learn, understand and simplify technical, business and specific farming information for niche audiences.
College degree in journalism or related field. Understanding of professional publishing business, developed through at least 1-3 years of experience in the industry. Agricultural background a plus. Stellar grammar and spelling skills. Strong writer. Experienced with social networking and digital media. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to consistently meet deadlines. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required, both written and oral. Fast learner, extremely meticulous, independent and self-directed. Must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and make sound decisions under pressure. Some travel required covering various agricultural shows and industry meetings.
Lessiter Media is a family-owned and operated niche media company founded in 1981. Publisher of Farm Equipment, Ag Equipment Intelligence, Precision Farming Dealer, Rural Lifestyle Dealer, No-Till Farmer, Conservation Tillage Guide, Strip-Till Farmer and Farm Innovations in the agricultural market along with American Farriers Journal in the equine market, and host of 5 national events.
Competitive compensation package, salary. Opportunity for advancement. Benefits include paid time off, health and dental insurance, 401(k) match and profit sharing program. No third party applications.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing samples and salary requirements using the form below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. In the subject line, be sure to include "Associate Editor-Ag."
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