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Requisition #: 2020-07.003

 

Main Function:

The Farm Management Editor is responsible for preparing, organizing and supervising the Western Producer’s agricultural marketing, production and agribusiness news and information. Individuals in this role should be outgoing, articulate, assertive and energetic. The Farm Management Editor should be comfortable working directly with farmers. This position reports to the Editor.

Description of Work Performed:

  • Researches and develops news stories and columns for agricultural markets, production and agribusiness of interest to readers and online viewers.
  • Assigns news stories to reporting staff, monitors progress and provides guidance.
  • Active use of social media to research and promote content and to engage readers.
  • Makes photographs and videos, and prepares information for graphics to illustrate stories and feature articles.
  • Page proof checking for section editors as required.
  • Keeps abreast of advances in agriculture through written articles and consultation with experts in agriculture, agribusiness and government.
  • Reviews news copy for style, grammar and accuracy, assists and acts for the News Editor in absence.
  • Establishes a schedule for news coverage, coordinating it with activities, schedules, news events and trends in agriculture.
  • Answers requests for information on topics in the newspaper.
  • Communicates with readers, agricultural groups, public relations firms and agribusiness concerning coverage in the Western Producer.
  • Attends meetings to keep current on development in other areas of the newspaper.
  • Makes expenditures within an approved budget.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as required.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Professional skills in writing, editing and multimedia.
  • Good skills with writing, editing, spreadsheet analysis and multimedia.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Western Canada’s history, rural life, economy and information services.
  • Familiar with editorial policies, coverages and field of interest of The Western Producer.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Education, Experience and requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in journalism or a related field.
  • Eligibility for membership in the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum experience of two years in agricultural extension or agricultural journalism.
  • Five years of journalism experience.

We offer a great working environment, competitive salary including an attractive benefits package.  If this sounds like the perfect fit, please email your resume and cover letter in confidence to: human.resources[at]producer[dot]com

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only successful candidates will be contacted.

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