Digital Editor – Western Ag Reporter

Billings, MT • Full-Time • Bachelor’s Degree Required


Job Summary:

The Western Ag Reporter is seeking a highly motivated digital editor to join our team and assist in developing weekly content for the publication. You will work closely with the editor in order to cover relevant ag issues each week, while also taking charge of scheduling our content and news releases out on the website, and helping increase our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Meeting with editor to plan the upcoming week’s content.

  • Closely monitoring breaking news in the ag industry.

  • Proofread and edit copy for print.

  • Suggest original ideas.

  • Develop original articles with self-scheduled interviews each week.

  • Create strategically timed social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) that engage users and promote traffic to our website and/or increase readership of our publication as a whole.

  • Schedule out content from the paper on our website each week

  • Organize and schedule out news releases on a regular basis in order to encourage and increase engagement on our website

  • Create visual aids and graphics for articles.

  • Manage freelance writers, prepare content, and layout editorial in the absence of the editor.

Requirements:

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Strong proofreading and editing skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft word required, and InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator experience preferred

  • Strong organization skills

  • Must be self-motivated

  • Knowledge of social media strategies and SEO preferred

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work in an efficient and timely manner in order to meet weekly deadlines.

  • Interview skills.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Willingness to work with a team.

  • Previous publication experience preferred.

  • Ag background preferred.


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