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Here We Grow Again!

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We are currently looking to grow our Spud Smart team! Are you who we’re looking for?

Contract position:
Writer & Associate Editor, Spud Smart
Part time (20 hours per week)
Remote, flexible, occassional travel

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are looking to fill a contract position as Writer & Associate Editor of Spud Smart magazine — our potato focused, farmer facing publication — and its related digital platforms. The contract is half time and fully remote.

Working with our editorial team, the Writer & Associate Editor will execute the editorial direction and provide the project management required to build our publication’s reputation as the leading source of information for the Canadian potato industry.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain an understanding and knowledge of key issues in the potato industry
  • Help plan editorial calendars, determine story lineups, and oversee strict editorial timelines
  • Write relevant, in-depth feature stories in a lively and engaging journalistic voice
  • Manage and provide direction to freelance writers
  • Support the collection and editing of industry news content
  • Produce an engaging newsletter
  • Host podcasts, webinars, and video interviews
  • Contribute towards the overall Seed World Group editorial team’s efforts
  • Oversee budgets
  • Support our digital team to build and maintain relevance on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms
  • Represent Spud Smart at industry events, conferences and tradeshows as needed (approx. 3-4 times per year)
  • Liaise and build relationships with editorial advisory board members and industry leaders
  • Write articles for our other media properties
  • Maintain up-to-date competence with Associated Press, Canadian Press and European Commission English Style Guides; and
  • Complete other duties as required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The ideal candidate will excel in:

  • identifying key industry issues and writing engaging, relevant, print-ready content;
  • conducting effective interviews using insightful questions and authentic curiosity;
  • thinking “outside the box” for content solutions;
  • prioritizing, managing and meeting multiple deadlines 100% of the time;
  • maintaining efficient organization;
  • learning and operating multiple software platforms;
  • being a team player;
  • building effective relationships with a wide range of people, including sources, internal staff and industry leaders;
  • self-starting, requiring minimal supervision; and
  • demonstrating daily commitment to an enjoyable, positive and successful work environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A degree in communications, journalism and/or agriculture, or demonstrable equivalent in experience.
  • 2+ years experience in media preferred (2+ years experience in communications may be an acceptable alternative).
  • Additional media and/or agriculture education or experience is an asset.

CORE VALUE:

At Seed World Group, we live and work with integrity for our clients, our team, our community and ourselves.

CONTACT:

Interested applicants should forward their resume, writing samples and a letter about themselves via email to Michelle Clarke – Managing Editor, Seed World Group, [email protected]. We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Seed World Group is a growing media and consulting company. We understand that content drives engagement and engagement drives loyalty. In business across North America and around the world, SWG uses its strong industry knowledge, experience and reputation to produce exceptional print, digital, virtual, video and web-based solutions for a large cross section of clients across the global seed and agri-food industries.

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