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Associate Editor - Farm Talk Newspaper

Parsons, KS • Full-Time

Farm Talk Newspaper is hiring for an associate editor to assist with the production of its weekly agricultural news publication on-site in Parsons, Kansas. This opportunity is writing-intensive with skills in photography, graphic design and social media management.


Essential Functions:

  •  Ability to report and write weekly technical news, feature and human-interest stories on a consistent, professional and accurate basis. 

  • Knowledgeable about several aspects of the agricultural industry including but not limited to crops, livestock and food systems. 

  • Photography skills for digital capture of farm families, livestock and livelihood 

  • Must be a personable, positive, friendly and skilled communicator 

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with AP-style writing.

  • Adobe InDesign experience 

  • Willingness to learn and remain calm under pressure.

  • Consistent and sound social media management across all platforms with a goal of engagement and retention of ag audiences 

  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills are a plus 

  • Non-linear video editing skills and podcast knowledge are a plus 

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously


Requirements:

  • Bachelors in agricultural communications, ag journalism or related field preferred.

  • Some weekends/evenings will be required. 


About the position:

  • This will be a salaried position with full benefits. A company vehicle will also be provided.


Work Environment: On-site in Parsons, Kansas. 


About us: 

Farm Talk Newspaper is a part of CNHI LLC. We are a weekly agricultural publication covering the four-state area of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas with engaging agricultural features and informational content since 1974. 

In addition to the weekly publication, Farm Talk is also actively involved in exclusive media coverage for three large farm shows each year including Four State Farm Show in Pittsburg, Kansas in May, Ozark Fall Farmfest in Springfield, Missouri in October and the Western Farm Show in Kansas City in February.


To Apply: 

Interested applicants must send a resume and cover letter to fteditor@farmtalknews.com for consideration.

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