Rockford, IL • Full-Time • Bachelor’s Degree Required
Responsible for collecting information, analyzing facts and writing about egg production, processing and marketing by interview, investigation, research or observation for Egg industry Insight and WATTPoultry.com. Assist in copyediting and production of WATT print publications. Creates multimedia stories to meet organizational goals and objectives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reports on, writes, edits and publishes for WATT newsletters and magazines.
Writes, edits and produces the Egg Industry Insight briefing – will also temporarily send other newsletters to cover for travel and OTG time for reporters.
Works with the Content Director and Digital Content Director to assess the content strategy for Egg Industry Insight and WATTPoultry.com and ensure it meets the required results.
Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
Review and evaluate notes taken about topic aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details.
Determine a story's emphasis, length and format, and organize material accordingly.
Research and analyze background information related to stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at seminars, trade shows or other functions.
Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
May copyedit or proof materials for other publications as assigned.
Writes stories as assigned by the Content Director.
Works on special projects and on cross-functional teams as assigned.
Works with external consultants as assigned.
Attends conventions, expositions, press events and visits manufacturers to gather newsworthy information and represent WATT as assigned.