Location: Brookfield, WI
Type: Full Time
Functions: Writing, editing, research, interviewing, creating high-quality, original content for print and digital publications. Social media posting and editorial project management.
This position has responsibilities for the No-Till Farmer property, including developing, writing, editing and production of print and online content. The Managing Editor will collaborate with our editorial staff for the identification and development of short- and long-form feature articles, along with additional editorial projects such as special reports. Position requires regular writing assignments, editing articles, copy editing and proofing of various written materials for ag publications, as well as tracking progress of editorial content from issue to issue and leading production efforts for each print issue. Position also requires posting content online, social media engagement, supporting photography, video recording and willingness to travel.
Initiate, plan, develop and manage the execution of top-quality editorial content that supports the objectives and goals of No-Till Farmer newsletter and Conservation Tillage Guide magazine. Thought leader who constantly seeks out industry trends and information. Must have an appreciation for agriculture and be able to gather and analyze available information. Ability to dig deep into farmers’ cropping operations to tell a story on their best practices, including successes and failures, and how that information will benefit the reader, rather than just reporting 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. Strong understanding of professional publishing business, developed through at least several years of experience in the industry. Agricultural background, particularly crop production practices, is a plus. Stellar grammar and spelling skills. Strong writer. Experienced with social networking, digital media and its importance in today’s media. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required, both written and oral. Fast learner, meticulous, independent and self-directed. Must be detail-oriented and able to multitask and make sound decisions under pressure. Travel required for on-farm visits and various agricultural shows or 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 Farmerand Farm Catalogin the agricultural market and host of 5 national events.
Competitive compensation package, salary. Benefits include paid time off, health and dental insurance, 401(k) match, profit sharing program and summer hours schedule. 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 "Managing Editor-NTF."
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