Location: Brookfield, WI
Type: Full Time
Functions: Creating high-quality, original content for print and digital niche audiences. Writing, editing, research, interviewing, editorial and production project management, along with development of audio and video content.
This position has multi-title responsibilities to include regular digital and print content creation, writing, editing and proofreading for Lessiter Media’s agricultural trade publications. The Senior Editor will collaborate with the Content Director on editorial projects to include content initiatives, writing assignments, copyediting and proofing of various written and multimedia materials for the ag division. Position also requires posting content online, social media engagement relevant to ag titles, video production and willingness to travel.
Initiate, plan, develop and manage the execution of top quality editorial content that supports Lessiter Media’s print and digital objectives and editorial standards. Thought leader and inquisitive writer who constantly seeks out industry trends and information. Must have an appreciation for agriculture and be able to manage multiple editorial projects and assignments at once.
This position requires a flexible, adaptable attitude, with the ability to learn, take and give direction, understand and objectively simplify technical, business and specific farming information for niche audiences.
College degree in journalism or related field. Understanding of professional publishing business, developed through extensive, well-rounded 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. Travel required representing company and covering various agricultural shows, industry meetings along with farm and dealership visits.
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 "Senior Editor-Ag."
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