Editor

Farm Talk Newspaper   Parsons, KS   Full-time     Publishing
Posted on May 29, 2024

Farm Talk Newspaper is hiring for an editor to oversee and manage the day-to day agricultural news production of its weekly agricultural news publication on-site in Parsons, Kansas. This management opportunity requires management of the editorial staff, planning, 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.
  • Ability to edit news copy.
  • 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
  • Manage a staff, plan for upcoming news events and projects.
  • 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
  • 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 a quarterly profit bonus with full benefits. A company vehicle will also be provided.

Work Environment: On-site in Parsons, Kansas with some possible remote work.

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 editor@farmtalknews.com