Washington, DC • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required • Due Oct 22
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 on Capitol Hill and across the country.
The Associate Editor should have a degree or experience in Journalism or related fields and possess strong writing and verbal communication skills. Multimedia skills are needed to produce audio clips, photos, videos and engaging digital content.
Responsibilities include contributing to breaking news and in-depth analytical stories for our electronic newsletter and website. The ideal candidate will also possess skills in a wide array of digital media platforms, be comfortable speaking to key influencers in agriculture, and possess organization and time management skills necessary to assist in our growing event portfolio.
On a day-to-day basis, the Associate Editor will cover Capitol Hill hearings, interview members of Congress and staff, go to press conferences and also participate in meetings and events at government agencies and various agricultural stakeholder organizations. The ability to cultivate sources and anticipate future coverage is crucial, as is the ability to distill complex material into clear, concise communications.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently, while communicating with the editorial team in person, by phone and digitally.
Candidate should have:
A college degree in English, Journalism, or related experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of farm and rural policy issues
Excellent grammar skills
Strong computer skills, the ability to use word processing, multimedia editing software and online content management systems
Ability to work well with other people
Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. was started by Publisher and Editor Sara Wyant in 2004. The firm is widely considered the most influential source of farm and rural policy news in Washington, D.C., Sacramento, California, and across the country.
Our subject matter focus is farm and rural policy, which can involve topics like food and nutrition, farm programs, EPA regulations, appropriations, conservation, exports, biotechnology, and lots of other issues. As such, the Associate Editor could be working on a different topic almost everyday.
Agri-Pulse has a team of editors working in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, as well as contributors across the country. The Associate Editor would work in Washington, D.C.
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing samples and references to Executive Assistant Jesse Harding Campbell: Jesse@Agri-Pulse.com before October 22, 2021.