News Assistant

Capital Newspapers, Madison, Wisconsin

Date PostedJanuary 26, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyAgriculture/Farm
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Award-winning publications. Award-winning people.

Agri-View, Wisconsin’s leading agricultural publication, is seeking an enthusiastic news assistant to join our Madison office. You will play an integral part of our editorial team by contributing features, editing and preparing news releases for publication, and driving our social media presence. If you have excellent organizational, grammar and writing skills, preferably with an agricultural background, this is the position for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Identify missing elements and errors, and assure orderly copy flow
  • Enter agricultural news and graphics into a content-management system
  • Create and maintain a strong network of industry professionals as a representative of Agri-View
  • Schedule and monitor regular social media posts, working to optimize reach and interaction on platforms
  • Organize and maintain publication archives

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in agricultural journalism or equivalent knowledge/experience required
  • At least five years’ experience in news management
  • Proficiency in AP Style, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite and social media required
  • Possess the skills to problem-solve, and work quickly and accurately, in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The candidate must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and have access to a private vehicle, to be considered for this position.

Capital Newspapers offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending, short-term disability and long-term disability, matching 401k plan)
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Culture of teamwork, professional work environment and a focus on growth opportunities
  • Onsite bank

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity EmployerThe Capital Newspapers organization is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects our audience and expands our voice.

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