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Company: Lessiter Publications
Position:
Editor
Location:
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable
Website: http://www.lesspub.com
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Description:

Lessiter Publications, an established niche publishing company based in Brookfield, Wis., is looking for an ambitious associate editor in it’s agricultural division. 

Job Overview

This position has multi-title responsibilities. The Associate Editor’s responsibilities will be split between Precision Farming Dealer and Strip-Till Farmer publications working with the managing editor to produce digital and video content for twice-per month e-newsletters and written content and photography for print publications.

Copy reading, editing and proofing are additional requirements, along with attendance at various national industry events.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include initiating, planning and executing high quality content consistent with the editorial objectives of Precision Farming Dealer and Strip-Till Farmer. Inquisitive and outgoing, with an appreciation for technology and ability to gather, analyze and tell an engaging story to readers on the value of a trend or practice shaping the industry, not just report the facts.

Willingness to establish professional relationships with business and agricultural industry leaders and ability to leverage these relationships to generate meaningful, actionable editorial content as it relates to precision farming and strip-till. Must have ambition to learn, understand and simplify technical information, along with understanding of the ag equipment retailer business model.

Requirements

College degree in journalism or related field. Strong understanding of professional publishing business, developed through at least 2-3 years experience in the industry. Agricultural background a plus. Stellar grammar and spelling skills. Strong writer. Experience with social networking and digital publishing and its importance in today’s media. Digital video experience a plus.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required, both written and oral. Fast learner, extremely meticulous, independent and self-directed. Must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and make sound decisions under pressure. Travel required covering various equipment shows, precision farming meetings, dealer meeting/visits, farmer visits and conferences.

Company Description

Lessiter Publications was founded in 1981 and is a niche publisher of Farm Equipment, Ag Equipment Intelligence, Precision Farming Dealer, Rural Lifestyle Dealer, No-Till Farmer, Conservation Tillage Guide and Farm Catalog in the agricultural market. Also publisher of American Farriers Journal in the equine market.

Competitive compensation package, salary. Benefits include health, dental, Simple IRA match, annual profit sharing and summer hours schedule. Some relocation available. No third party applications.

Please email cover letter, resume, writing samples & salary requirements to jzemlicka@lesspub.com. No phone calls please. In the subject line of your e-mail, be sure to include “Associate Editor-Ag".


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