Billings, MT • Full-Time • Bachelor’s Degree Required
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.
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.
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.
Ability to multitask.
Willingness to work with a team.
Previous publication experience preferred.
Ag background preferred.