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Arable reporter - Farmers Weekly - Sutton

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Farmers Weekly is the market-leading title for the UK agriculture industry. Since 1934, it has been delivering news, technical advice and industry insights to help farmers make informed decisions that enable them to run their businesses more efficiently.


The Farmers Weekly's website offers daily news and market prices while offering a database of essential reference guides and how-to articles, from safeguarding herd health, maximising crop yields and servicing farm machinery to staying ahead of the latest legislation.


On social media it is the single largest UK publication in terms of followers on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, with an active and engaged community.


Arable reporter, Farmers Weekly


Grade 6


Arable reporter


Farmers Weekly is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual who can get to grips with producing content for the technically driven arable sector.


It is an exciting time, with new technology transforming the way we grow crops. Your job is to seek out and develop interesting story ideas to tight deadlines to ensure Farmers Weekly remains the first choice for farmers who want to keep abreast of these developments and what they mean for their business.


A typical week as an arable reporter might involve interviewing a farmer, scientist or agronomist, shooting a video on farm and tweeting live from a conference.


A formal journalism qualification is desirable, but candidates with good writing and communication skills, an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the UK arable sector and the ability to develop new skills will also be considered.


Part of a team of four based in our Sutton offices, you will be writing for www.fwi.co.uk and Farmers Weekly.


You will be required to represent Farmers Weekly at events both at home and abroad, so must be comfortable talking to farmers, agronomists, researchers and the wider industry.


Key responsibilities:


Researching and writing original arable stories for Farmers Weekly magazine and its website


Generating story ideas of interest to arable farmers


Editing copy and proofreading pages


Building relationships with the arable community


Managing freelance contributors


Producing videos and using social media to promote articles


 

Key requirements:


Knowledge of the arable industry, or a willingness to learn about it


Ability to produce accurate and informative copy to deadline


Good interaction with farmers and industry


Good time management and organisation skills


Able to collaborate with colleagues across the wider team     


Interest in online journalism, including video and social media


 


RBI general benefits package:


Competitive salary


Group Pension Scheme


29 days holiday


Paid charity days – 2 days a year


Save As You Earn share scheme (SAYE)

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