Agri-Pulse is looking for a dynamic person who is interested in working in a fast-paced environment and joining the most talented team of journalists covering agriculture, food and rural issues. The position will be based in Sacramento, California and lead our expanding Western coverage in cooperation with our editorial team in Washington, D.C.
The Associate Editor should have a degree in Journalism or related field and possess strong writing and verbal communication skills. Agricultural and policy background is preferred.
On a day-to-day basis, the Associate Editor will cover the California legislature and state agencies impacting production of fruits, vegetables and nuts. In addition, the individual will network with key farm and trade associations to gain insight on key issues like water rights, crop protection products, labor and food safety.
The ability to cultivate sources and anticipate future coverage is crucial, as is the ability to distill complex material into clear, concise communications.
Responsibilities will include writing both breaking news and in-depth analytical stories for our electronic newsletter and also the web: ---.---------------.--- In addition, the candidate should be able to take digital photos and post updates on the web and social media sites.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently, while communicating with the editorial team in person, by phone and e-mail.
Candidate should have:
A college degree in English, Journalism, or related degree
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge about farm and environmental policy issues
Excellent grammar skills and knowledge of AP Style
Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Content Management Systems
Ability to work well with other people
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing, audio and video samples by December 7, 2018 to Editor Sara Wyant via e-mail: --------------@----------.---
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